STARGATE™ Online Trading Card Game Now Available
Featuring Favorite Characters From MGM's Long-Running Series, Robust Gameplay and Unique Redemption Program, SG-1 Set Launches This Weekend
SAN DIEGO and DENVER
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a global leader in the online games industry, today announced that the STARGATE™ Online Trading Card Game (TCG), based on MGM's fan-favorite science-fiction television series, will be available for download this weekend. In addition, Comic Images, through a license agreement with MGM Home Entertainment Distribution is publishing a physical version of the STARGATE TCG. The release of the debut set, SG-1, features the "Through the Gate" redemption program, where players can redeem a full collection of digital cards and receive a set of corresponding physical cards. Digital SG-1 starter decks and booster packs are now available for $10.99 and $3.49, respectively.
The SG-1 set contains four 60-card starter decks featuring familiar characters from the popular science-fiction show, including Jack O'Neill, Samantha Carter, Teal'c, and Daniel Jackson. Players can augment their collection with 11-card booster packs that contain additional characters, obstacles, adversaries and gear. In addition, each customer who purchases a registration package for the STARGATE Online TCG will be entitled to receive both a digital and physical copy of an exclusive promotional version of the card "Teal'c, Enemy of the Goa'uld."
"The STARGATE franchise has an impressive legacy and we've put a lot of effort into making the game an authentic and engaging experience that captures that legacy both in online and tabletop formats," said Scott Martins, Director of Development for SOE-Denver. "SG-1 lays the foundation for several planned expansions, including sets based on STARGATE ATLANTIS. Expansions will not only incorporate familiar content from the show, they'll offer players a multitude of new strategic options."
The STARGATE Online TCG challenges players to assemble teams of their favorite characters and send them on missions throughout the galaxy. Players learn from their successes and enhance their abilities as the game progresses.
With three unique ways to win and nearly 300 cards in the initial set, players have an endless supply of strategies available as they take on alternating roles of both heroes and villains from the STARGATE universe. Once players learn the basics, they can climb the online rankings by proving their skill against other competitors across the globe.
To download the STARGATE Online Trading Card Game and more information on SOE's online card games, visit the new hub at www.station.com/strategy.
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.
About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, which is comprised of more than 4,000 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching nearly 110 countries. MGM ownership is as follows: Providence Equity Partners (29%), Texas Pacific Group (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%). For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
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