Experience the Bloodline Chronicles for Everquest®II Now

- The First Adventure Pack for EverQuest II Is Now Live -


Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming, today announced that The Bloodline Chronicles, the first Adventure Pack for the hit online fantasy game EverQuest II, is now available. The Bloodline Chronicles gives players hours of new content in a rich, story-based realm located beneath the surface of Norrath. The Bloodline Chronicles is currently only available via digital download for US $4.99, and requires a current subscription to EverQuest II to play.

"The Bloodline Chronicles represents a new model for both the business and development sides of our company," says Laura Naviaux, brand manager, Sony Online Entertainment. "The idea is that we will create two to four Adventure Packs a year that we will offer as optional, low-price content for our players. The $4.99 price is a great deal for EverQuest II players."

About The Bloodline Chronicles Adventure Pack

The Bloodline Chronicles takes you deep into the mysterious caverns beneath Nektulos Forest to investigate the source of strange happenings in the land of Norrath. Battle the denizens of the underworld to discover the dark secrets of the Tombs of Night -- and enter, if you dare, the Crypt of T'Haen to confront the legendary lost lord of the undead. Content in The Bloodline Chronicles is geared towards level 30-45 players, however all players will be given access to one zone, The Tombs of Night, whether or not they choose to purchase the Adventure Pack. The Bloodline Chronicles features:

   *  Five new areas to explore and conquer, including the Tombs of Night,
      the Crypt of T'Haen and the D'Morte Burial Chambers

   *  The Tombs of Night will be available to all EverQuest II subscribers
      at no additional charge

   *  Experience new instances for soloists, large and small groups, and

   *  Encounter ferocious new creatures such as Vampires, Hellhounds,
      Fleshgoyles, and Revenants

   *  Choose to help either the Brotherhood of Night or the Hand of Marr as
      you embark on dozens of new quests across different storylines for
      good and evil players alike

   *  Follow the dynamic storyline as your actions influence the outcome of
      your progressive adventure

   *  Find new ways to interact with the environment, including destructible
      walls that lead to unexplored tombs

   *  Exclusive themed content, including vampiric magic-based spells and

   *  Discover new Neriak-related items for players of all levels

   *  New epic raid battle for groups of level 50 players

For more information, visit http://www.everquest2.com/adventures/bloodline/.

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Digital Inc., is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with a subscriber base of over 800,000 active accounts around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises, EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath™, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies™: An Empire Divided™, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, and Seattle, WA, SOE has an array of cutting-edge online games in development.

EverQuest is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. SOE, the SOE logo and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Sony Online Entertainment Inc.

CONTACT: Chris Kramer, +1-858-577-3481, ckramer@soe.sony.com, or Tamara
Sanderson, +1-858-577-3362, tsanderson@soe.sony.com, both of Sony Online

Web site: http://www.everquest2.com/adventures/bloodline