Untold Legends™: Brotherhood of the Blade™ Ships to North American Retail Stores

- In Expectation of the PSP™ Handheld Entertainment System's Launch on March 24, SOE's Highly-Anticipated Action Role-Playing Game Will Be Available in Stores Tomorrow -


Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming, today announced that Untold Legends™: Brotherhood of the Blade™ has shipped to North American retail stores. Developed and published by SOE, Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade has been built from the ground-up specifically for the PSP™ handheld entertainment system, and is the only cooperative multiplayer action role-playing game (RPG) available at the new system's North American launch on March 24th. Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade carries the suggested retail price of $39.99.

"Untold Legends beautifully captures the appeal of the Action RPG genre and fully utilizes the amazing features of the PSP handheld system," said Michael Lustenberger, Vice President of Marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "With visually stunning graphics, fast hack 'n slash combat, an original storyline, and wireless gameplay, Untold Legends offers gamers a truly epic adventure right in the palm of their hands."

With fast-paced, hack 'n slash action, randomly-generated environments, hundreds of monsters and items, beautiful 3D graphics, and four-person, wireless cooperative multiplayer gameplay via the PSP handheld system's built-in wireless connectivity, Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade offers a compelling, on-the-go gameplay experience never before seen on a handheld gaming device. Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade introduces four customizable playable races; an original storyline; a huge game world of over 100 levels; 150 different creatures to battle; hundreds of thousands of items to discover; and beautiful, vibrant environments that take full advantage of the PSP handheld system's technical capabilities.

About Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade

Journey to a world beyond the realms of imagination and engage in battles to save Aven, a timeless city of safe haven and the last remaining stronghold of Good in a world of Evil. As a dark threat looms and a gathering of unknown forces grows stronger, heroes have been called and the Brotherhood of the Blade has been formed. It is up to you and your chosen brothers to unravel the mysteries of this looming peril. Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade offers on-the-go action-RPG combat, intense multiplayer battles and a completely original adventure for you to uncover.

   *  Action RPG: Wield your blade and cast powerful spells in this
      action-packed, hack 'n slash RPG exclusively for the PSP handheld

   *  Epic Adventure: Create a unique hero and set out into the wilds of
      Unataca to battle powerful creatures, save your city of Aven from
      imminent extinction and unravel the mysteries of a looming peril.

   *  Wireless Multiplayer Gameplay: A wireless multiplayer mode features
      gameplay through the PSP handheld system's wireless feature.  Connect
      directly with multiple PSP handheld systems for the ultimate in
      hack 'n slash action with no wires!

   *  Four Playable Character Classes: Select from four unique character
      classes including an ancient order of valiant Knights, a foundation of
      brilliant Alchemists, an order of noble Druids, and a race of feral
      hunters known as the Berserkers.  Each character class has unique
      fighting abilities or magical spells.

   *  Beautiful 3D Environments: Battle through more than 100 diverse levels
      that come alive with brilliant 3D graphics, stunning lighting, dynamic
      visual effects and highly-detailed player characters and monsters.

   *  Dynamic Game Experience: Play in randomly generated environments and
      fight against unique monsters for a different experience every time
      you play.

   *  Items and Artifacts: Collect hundreds of items, usable gear and rare
      magical artifacts to aid in your battles.

   *  Character Customization: Modify your hero for a completely customized
      look and ability set.

   *  Hordes of Monsters: Battle over 150 types of monsters with 50 unique
      models and textures.

   *  Challenging Boss Monster Battles: Engage in strategic combat with
      humongous bosses, each with their own distinctive combat techniques.

For more information on Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade, please visit: http://www.untoldlegends.com/.

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. Untold Legends and Brotherhood of the Blade are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment Inc. PSP is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Memory Stick Duo™ may be required (sold separately).

SOURCE: Sony Online Entertainment Inc.

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

Web site: http://www.untoldlegends.com/