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Sony Online Entertainment Delivers the Next Chapter of Adventure With Everquest® II Sentinel's Fate™ Expansion

Sony Online Entertainment - 02/16/2010

Gamers worldwide can now log-in and immerse themselves in EverQuest® II Sentinel's Fate™, the latest expansion from the massively multiplayer online game by Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE). Sentinel's Fate is the sixth expansion for the groundbreaking EverQuest II franchise. This all-in-one compilation pack will be available at select retail stores on February 16, 2010 for the suggested retail price of $39.99 USD plus applicable tax and via digital download at www.everquest2.com beginning February 23, 2010.

"Sentinel's Fate is the result of inspiration derived from both the original EverQuest franchise and suggestions made by our dedicated player community," said Alan Crosby, Producer, Sony Online Entertainment. "By honing in on what's important to our players, we have been able to refine the overall gameplay experience and ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy in this expansion, new players and veterans alike."

EverQuest II Sentinel's Fate transports players into a universe of legend and lore where exploration is just the beginning. It includes many highly-detailed areas that are fondly remembered from the original EverQuest®, as well as brand new areas to discover. Players can now explore the fabled lands of Odus, filled with epic quests, magnificent dungeons and limitless content providing the ultimate MMO experience for new players and seasoned veterans alike. Sentinel's Fate presents the next chapter of the EverQuest II legacy which has been written by the passion of players and fueled by the hunger for adventure. Retail customers will enjoy up to a 7-day head start of gameplay access before the digital release. Customers who purchase the Collector's Edition will receive an exclusive Armored Highland Stalker in-game mount with matching pewter figurine.

Finally, current EverQuest II subscribers with characters level 80-90 can now participate in the ultimate PvP with the complimentary addition of Battlegrounds. Battlegrounds allows players to engage in the most exciting and intense PvP battle against their friends or foes, regardless of server, and provide thrilling group-based, competitive matches in three all-new zones.

  EverQuest II Sentinels Fate Features:
  --  Level cap increase to 90 to achieve your character's greatest
      potential
  --  Two expansive new overland zones to discover: The Sundered Frontier
      and Stonebrunt Highlands
  --  12 new dungeons to battle through
  --  400 new quests based on the legend of Odus
  --  Five new Heritage Quests with valuable new loot
  --  Over 2,000 new weapons, armor, and items to enjoy
  --  All new alternate advancement abilities to expand your arsenal of
      powers
  --  Hundreds of new dangerous and cunning creatures


EverQuest II Sentinel's Fate Standard Edition Retail Box Includes: (Available for purchase February 16, 2010)

  --  Sentinel's Fate™ expansion pack, plus the entire award-winning
      content from five previously released expansion packs and three
      adventure packs
  --  Players can explore up to 90 levels of breathtaking content in more
      than 300 expansive and dangerous environments both new and nostalgic
  --  Experience the legend and lore of EQII through more than 8,000 quests
      with over 5,000 savage creatures
  --  Forge your character's destiny by choosing from 19 unique player races
      and 24 distinct character classes
  --  Customize your character with unique armor sets, exciting weapon
      advancements, fascinating mounts and collect thousands of items for
      your home or guild hall
  --  Includes Legends of Norrath™ strategic online trading card game


EverQuest II Sentinel's Fate Collector's Edition Retail Box Includes: (Available for purchase February 16, 2010)

  --  Up to a 7-day head start of gameplay access before the digital release
  --  Exclusive Armored Highland Stalker in-game mount to accompany you
      through your Norrathian adventure
  --  Collectible Armored Highland Stalker figurine
  --  Coveted Guarding of the Reasoned in-game armor* to provide extra
      protection on your journey
  --  EverCracked! The Phenomenon of EverQuest DVD Documentary
  --  $10.00 Sentinel's Fate digital download discount coupon for Station
      Store
  --  500 Station Cash™ to spend on virtual items
  --  Legends of Norrath™ The Fall of Erudin scenario
  --  30-day subscription included for new accounts


EQII Sentinel's Fate Station Store Digital Download (Available for purchase February 23, 2010)

  --  Coveted Guarding of the Learned armor* to provide extra protection on
      your journey
  --  Legends of Norrath™ The Fall of Erudin scenario
  --  500 Station Cash™ to spend on virtual items
  --  30-day subscription included for new accounts


EQII Sentinel's Fate Station Cash™ Purchase (Available for purchase February 23, 2010 through the EQII in-game Marketplace)

  --  Coveted Guarding of the Learned armor* to provide extra protection on
      your journey
  --  Legends of Norrath™ The Fall of Erudin scenario
  --  500 Station Cash™ to spend on virtual items
  --  30-day subscription included for new accounts


*In-game item: Limit one (1) per character. Non-transferable. No cash value.

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.

SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, PlanetSide, and Champions of Norrath 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.

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