EverQuest® Legacy Honored With 10th Anniversary Commemorative Book

Initial Pre-Order Offered At Fan Faire Next Week In Las Vegas


In celebration of the upcoming 10th anniversary of the genre-defining EverQuest® online game franchise, Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announces that EverQuest: The 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition is in development and scheduled to be released early next year. The retrospective celebrating the first decade of the EverQuest phenomenon will be available online and at select retailers in North America.

"The EverQuest massively multiplayer online role-playing game was groundbreaking at the time, and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate this game and tell the story of the people, the art, the players and more, all of which contributed to the EverQuest legacy we know today," said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment.

This new hardcover collector's book celebrates that legacy by taking a look at the past, present and future of the EverQuest brand. The book will be filled with essays and photographs of the events, products, personalities and art that graced the world of Norrath over the years. Rich in vivid detail, each page will help tell the story of the evolution and its place in our culture.

The book will be written by veteran video game book author Rusel DeMaria and will also explore the fans' fascination with the online game, artwork, community, imagination and innovation that have fueled this massively multiplayer game.

Players attending SOE's annual Fan Faire next week, held in Las Vegas, Aug. 14 through 17, will have the opportunity to pre-order the book at a special price.

The book, published by BradyGAMES, will be available at participating retail locations in early 2009. To order your copy of the EverQuest 10th anniversary collector's book, visit http://www.bradygames.com/everquest10.

About the author:

Rusel DeMaria is the author or coauthor of more than 60 books, most of them in the gaming field, including Myst: The Official Strategy Guide, which sold more than 1.2 million copies, as well as one of the most comprehensive histories of the industry, High Score! The Illustrated History of Electronic Games. He founded and served as creative director for the most successful strategy guide publishing imprint in the industry and is a former senior editor and columnist for several national video game magazines.

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

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