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Continue the Story of the Ethernauts With Legends of Norrath™ Against the Void

Sony Online Entertainment - 02/12/2009

Players can battle mighty foes, collect valuable loot and follow in the footsteps of Norrath's greatest heroes with the sixth Legends of Norrath™ set, Against the Void, available today from Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE).

Against the Void takes the epic story of the previous release, Ethernauts, into compelling new territory while also adding more than 280 new gameplay cards, 16 new loot cards for both EverQuest® and EverQuest® II, two new playable avatar races and 10 brand-new scenarios.

The launch of Against the Void also marks the extension of SOE's five booster pack promotion through September 30, 2009. All EverQuest® and EverQuest® II subscribers with paid subscriptions in good standing will receive five digital Legends of Norrath trading card booster packs per month at no additional cost during the promotion period.

"We've had a fantastic response to the five booster pack promotion, so we're pleased to extend it," said Scott Martins, director of development for SOE Denver. "Against the Void also features a much darker story than we've done before, and I think it makes for a very powerful narrative, setting the stage nicely for the adventures to come."

Against the Void takes place two thousand years ago, when the Void storms erupted over Norrath, and horrible beasts poured into the land. A small band of heroes, the Ethernauts, sought help to repel the invasion, but they were greeted by mistrust from the peoples of Norrath and weakened by a darkness growing in their ranks. The Ethernauts found themselves quickly losing ground while new foes emerged.

Against the Void Features:

The Story of the Ethernauts Continues - Against the Void is the second of three chapters in the epic Ethernauts storyline! Players of EverQuest® II The Shadow Odyssey™ will instantly recognize the characters and settings from the Ethernauts and Against the Void, and learn more about the backstory of The Shadow Odyssey.

New Cards - More than 280 new gameplay cards are available through booster packs, tournaments, promotions and scenarios.

New Gameplay - Cards with the new keyword "Attuned" change factions to match the player's avatar, opening up exciting new gameplay strategies.

Valuable Loot! - How would you like your very own traveling band? Or turn yourself into a Voidman Warrior? Or ride through Norrath on a fiery Dire Bear or White Lion? This is all possible with 16 loot cards each for EverQuest and EverQuest II. In fact, the new mounts available for EverQuest II are the fastest mounts released in Legends of Norrath to date. You will now be able to see the loot in action through video on legendsofnorrath.com when the loot page goes live!

New Playable Avatars and Characters - Against the Void introduces new Fae and Arasai playable avatars, and features units representing Knights, Gnomes, Orcs and Iksars.

New Scenarios - Against the Void offers 10 brand-new scenarios, continuing the story of the Ethernauts and offering exciting loot for completing certain milestones. You'll have to fight your way through a variety of different enemies before the final battle with Sartar the Unrivaled, a mighty Iskar hero!

Five Booster Packs per Month Promotion Extended through September 20, 2009! - SOE is extending its five booster pack per month promotion to EverQuest and EverQuest II subscribers with current, paid accounts in good standing. This is a great way to quickly build a collection of cards to bring into Legends of Norrath and begin playing.

Legends of Norrath Against the Void will be available on February 12 in 15-card booster packs for $2.99 USD (plus applicable taxes). Also look for the Ethernauts Legendary Starter Pack for $19.99 USD (plus applicable taxes).

Developed at SOE's Denver studio, Legends of Norrath is the only online trading card game based on and playable from within SOE's popular EverQuest and EverQuest II MMOs, as well as from a free stand-alone client using a free SOE Station Account ID (available at www.station.com). Players can challenge opponents on their game server and across other EverQuest and EverQuest II servers.

To get started, players can download the client for free, test their skills 24 hours a day against AI and real opponents, and then head over to the tournament lobby to compete. Tournament eligibility is limited and subject to Official Rules. Residents of certain territories are ineligible to participate in LoN tournament play. Please see the EULA for details. For a schedule of events, rules and further details, see the LoN Events Page or the LoN Tournaments Web page. For more information on Legends of Norrath, visit the website at www.legendsofnorrath.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; Tucson, AZ and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development.

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