Untold Legends™ Dark Kingdom™ for the PLAYSTATION®3 System Begins Shipping to Retail Today

Fans of the Top-Selling Untold Legends Brand Will Experience a New Level of Gameplay as Dark Kingdom Takes the Franchise to the Next Generation of Game Consoles


Sony Online Entertainment, (SOE) a global leader in the online gaming industry, announced Untold Legends™ Dark Kingdom™ for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entrainment system, begins shipping into retail today. Published and developed by SOE, Untold Legends Dark Kingdom will take the top-selling PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system brand onto the next generation of PlayStation systems.

"With Dark Kingdom, we looked at what made the previous two PSP titles so popular, and then took it up to the next level to make a top-quality next-gen game. We focused heavily on game play mechanics and combat, giving players more than 30 levels to hack and slash their way through," said Michael Lustenberger, Vice President, Marketing. "Dark Kingdom will also feature online gameplay, giving players the ability to adventure alone or with up to three of their friends through multiplayer modes as well as delivering content post launch through the PLAYSTATION® Network."

Dark Kingdom will utilize the powerful PLAYSTATION 3 system cell processors for unique physics-based game mechanics including audio, visual and special effects. Players will choose from one of three unique characters to take on their perilous journey, during which they will be able to unlock spells and abilities, and collect unique weapons, armor and other items throughout the game. In addition, the game is completely interactive with the surrounding environment, giving players the opportunity to break or smash objects or use enemy NPCs as living, unwilling weapons. Other next-gen features include support for high definition formats up to 720p, highly detailed graphics, digital surround sound, high resolution textures and detailed character models.

For the epic storyline of Dark Kingdom, SOE engaged renowned fantasy author Keith Baker, writer of several best-selling Dungeons and Dragons and novels. In Dark Kingdom, players have loyally served the king, yet have reason to believe he is being corrupted by dark forces. Sensing distrust, the king sends some of his military off to quell an uprising in the barbaric borderlands. After returning home, players find the land a horribly changed place. It is revealed that the king is responsible for torturing and killing many innocent people, and now players must battle through forests, caverns, villages and the palace, all the while betraying the king in order to save the kingdom!

  Key features in Dark Kingdom include:

  *  Next-Gen HD Graphics: Experience next-gen graphics in true
     high-definition formats.  Watch as the fantasy unfolds through vibrant
     environments, beautifully rendered characters, highly-detailed
     creatures, and intense battles filled with engaging combat, magical
     spells and brilliant special effects.

  *  Engaging Real-time Physics: Unique physics-based game mechanics will
     give the heroes of Dark Kingdom the ability to tear through
     environments and defeat enemies in exciting ways.  Knock enemies
     against walls and watch them tumble to the ground.  Smash through
     crates, pillars and rocks to clear a way through the environment.  Or
     grab creatures and use them as living, unwilling weapons.

  *  Epic Storyline: Immerse yourself in an intriguing storyline, as you
     seek to end an evil king's reign of oppression that he has forced upon
     your fellow citizens -- all told through in-game dialog and cut

  *  Visceral Action RPG Combat: Take complete control of every battle by
     using chained melee attacks, or an array of spells and special
     abilities acquired along your journey.

  *  In-depth Character Progression: Choose from three unique heroes and
     unlock new spells and abilities as you adventure!  Collect and equip
     unique armor sets, powerful weapons and other special items that will
     aid your hero on their perilous journey!

  *  Co-op and Internet Modes: Adventure alone or with your friends with a
     full range of multiplayer support.

Untold Legends Dark Kingdom is available for a suggested retail price of $59.99. For more information please visit www.uldarkkingdom.com

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) 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™, 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, Denver, CO, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.

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

Untold Legends, Brotherhood of the Blade, and Warriors Code are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC.

"PlayStation", "PLAYSTATION", "PS" Family logo and "PSP" are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. PSP® - Memory Stick Duo™ may be required (sold separately). PLAYSTATION®3 - Online access requires broadband Internet service and a wireless access point or LAN. Certain limitations apply to Wi-Fi connectivity. User is responsible for Internet service fees.

SOURCE: Sony Online Entertainment

CONTACT: Katie Hanson, +1-858-577-3167, khanson@soe.sony.com, or
Courtney Simmons, +1-858-577-3335, csimmons@soe.sony.com, both of Sony Online