Untold Legends™ The Warrior's Code™ for the PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) System Goes Gold

- Sony Online Entertainment's Sequel to One of the Best-Selling PSP System Games Set to Begin Shipping March 13, 2006 -


Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming, today announced that Untold Legends™ The Warrior's Code™ has gone gold. Developed and published by SOE, The Warrior's Code is expected to be available at retail starting on March 14.

"We are weeks away from shipping the highly-anticipated sequel to the top-selling RPG game for the PSP™ system and one of the best selling games for the system since launch," said Chris Sturr, senior brand manager, Sony Online Entertainment. "Based on early responses to The Warrior's Code, there is quite a buzz about the enhancements, upgrades and changes made to this game."

The Warrior's Code is an all new Action/Role-Playing Game with an evolutionary combat engine, enhanced 3D graphics with new special effects and lighting. The game utilizes the online capability of the PSP system by featuring two online multiplayer options. The cooperative option features story driven co-op play for up to two players which seamlessly integrates with the single player game. The player vs. player option offers combat focused battles for up to four players. Both options feature a macro-chat communication, online lobby and matchmaking system.

As one of five shape-changing characters, players will challenge their skills throughout an epic storyline consisting of five exciting chapters with dramatic in-game cinematics, voiceovers and non-stop action. In addition, there are more than 45 areas featuring interactive objects, devious traps, destructible walls and ambient creatures.

  Key features in The Warrior's Code include:
  -  Evolutionary Combat Engine -- Experience all-new action-RPG combat
     through an upgraded combat engine, featuring a wider variety of combat
     moves and special abilities, dynamic attacks of opportunity, and all
     the intensity of fast hack-n-slash action.
  -  Epic Storyline -- Play through five exciting chapters with in-game
     cinematics and voiceovers.
  -  Enhanced 3D Game Engine -- Featuring enhanced graphics, special
     effects, and lighting with streaming music.
  -  All-New Online Multiplayer Mode -- Featuring story-driven two player
     co-op play seamlessly integrated with the single player game or combat
     focused player vs. player battles for up to four players.
            -  All New Macro-Chat Communication System
            -  All New Online Lobby and Matchmaking System
  -  New Playable Characters -- Five shape-changing player character types,
     featuring enhanced customization and a wider variety of enhanced
  -  Enhanced Quest System -- Challenge yourself with a wider variety of
     quest types
  -  New Hand-Crafted Environments -- Explore more than 45 all-new areas,
     with dynamic events and a wider array of interactive objects, devious
     traps, destructible walls, and ambient creatures.
  -  Unique Monsters -- Employ different combat strategies against more than
     40 unique monsters with improved artificial intelligence.
  -  Massive Boss Battles -- Experience 12 massive boss battles with
     interactive lairs and unique new gameplay challenges.
  -  All-New User Interface -- A completely new user interface includes
     multiple control schemes, enhanced mini-map and streamlined inventory,
     skill system, and quick menu options.
  -  Enhanced Item System -- Collect and utilize a wider variety of items
     and enhancements and store in an all new item stash.

  For more information please visit www.untoldlegends.com

* Source: Based on the total franchise sales on the PSP™ system through December 2005, according to the NPD Group

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 hundreds of thousands of subscribers 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 and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends™, 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, Seattle, WA, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge online games in development.

SOE and the SOE logo are registered trademarks and Untold Legends, Brotherhood of the Blade and The Warrior's Code are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Sony Online Entertainment Inc.

CONTACT: Katie Uhlman, +1-858-577-3167, kuhlman@soe.sony.com, or Chris
Kramer, +1-858-577-3481, ckramer@soe.sony.com, both of Sony Online

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