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Free Realms™ Now Available in Portuguese!

Sony Online Entertainment - 09/28/2010

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced its family-friendly virtual world, Free Realms™ is now available in Portuguese. With over 14 million registered users already accessing Free Realms in six languages, SOE continues to expand the appeal of the successful online world to a diversity of audiences.

"Free Realms continues to engage players of all ages around the world," said John Smedley, president of SOE. "Since launching in April 2009, we've seen tremendous growth in the Portuguese and Brazilian markets. We recognize their bond with the virtual world and are excited to provide Free Realms to these players in their native language."

With its free-to-play and microtransaction business model and low-cost monthly Membership options, Free Realms overcomes the high-cost of games that prevents many other developers from entering the territory successfully. Along with language support, the Brazilian currency, the Real, is now available as a payment option in Free Realms.

Free Realms is an online, virtual world that offers an array of quests, activities and minigames for players to enjoy. From ninja fighting to demolition derby to raising pets, Free Realms offers a safe, family-friendly environment to connect with old and new friends. Free Realms is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up with content descriptors of Crude Humor and Fantasy Violence. To play Free Realms, visit: www.FreeRealms.com.

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids' phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver and Tucson, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Free Realms and Legends of Norrath are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC.

All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

SOURCE Sony Online Entertainment

SOURCE: Sony Online Entertainment

Free Realms™ Now Available in Portuguese! Sony Online Entertainment's Hit Online Virtual World Now Playable in Seven Languages

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced its family-friendly virtual world, Free Realms™ is now available in Portuguese. With over 14 million registered users already accessing Free Realms in six languages, SOE continues to expand the appeal of the successful online world to a diversity of audiences.

"Free Realms continues to engage players of all ages around the world," said John Smedley, president of SOE. "Since launching in April 2009, we've seen tremendous growth in the Portuguese and Brazilian markets. We recognize their bond with the virtual world and are excited to provide Free Realms to these players in their native language."

With its free-to-play and microtransaction business model and low-cost monthly Membership options, Free Realms overcomes the high-cost of games that prevents many other developers from entering the territory successfully. Along with language support, the Brazilian currency, the Real, is now available as a payment option in Free Realms.

Free Realms is an online, virtual world that offers an array of quests, activities and minigames for players to enjoy. From ninja fighting to demolition derby to raising pets, Free Realms offers a safe, family-friendly environment to connect with old and new friends. Free Realms is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up with content descriptors of Crude Humor and Fantasy Violence. To play Free Realms, visit: www.FreeRealms.com.

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids' phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver and Tucson, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Free Realms and Legends of Norrath are trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC.

All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

SOURCE Sony Online Entertainment

CONTACT: Jordan Fraser of Sony Online Entertainment, +1-858-577-6238, JFraser@soe.sony.com

Web Site: http://www.freerealms.com/