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SOE ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXPANSION MILESTONES FOR EVERQUEST FRANCHISE

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) today announced EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken and EverQuest II: Tears of Veeshan , the historic upcoming 20 th and 10 th expansions, respectively, for gaming's seminal MMO franchise. Symbolizing SOE's commitment to continuous content generation for players, this collective franchise milestone of thirty (30) expansions marks the most ever for an MMO and MMO sequel. EverQuest players can expect to play these expansions later this year.

In EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken players will encounter the powerful dragon Lady Lendiniara across the once peaceful plains of West Karana. Cataclysmic events in the region have torn an invisible seam to expose Ethernere, creating an unstable link to countless realities. Veterans and new adventurers alike must search undiscovered areas of Norrath for powerful artifacts to send Lady Lendiniara back to her world and restore peace. The new journey also brings familiar faces, as many iconic characters thought to be lost in time make their presence felt, including: Zebuxoruk, King Naythox Thex, Queen Cristanos Thex, Lendiniara the Keeper, Kyle Bayle, and more.

EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken expansion features include:

    <*>Mercenary alternate advancements (AAs) <*>Mercenary gear <*>Shared bank slots (2) <*>A new Heroic Adventure system <*>Additional spells, AAs, gear, raids and tradeskills
EverQuest II: Tears of Veeshan will place heroes amongst the dragon dead in the Eternal Broodlands. After rediscovering Yelinak, now the keeper of Vesspyr Isles alongside other fallen and familiar dragons, players learn Kerafyrm the Awakened is using his stolen Tear to breach the veil between worlds in his quest to rule. With Kerafyrm's fearsome power looming over Norrath, players are called upon to shine light into the darkness brought on by the Awakened's draconic army, and set the stage for a new Age to begin!

EverQuest II: Tears of Veeshan expansion features include:

    <*>Overland Dragon Realm -- Adventure, amenities, quests, collections, and more! <*>New Dungeons (9) <*>New Channeler Class! <*>Dragon-themed AAs <*>New itemization focused on flexibility <*>Variety of Quests -- Signature, story, point-of-interestdropped quests, missions, collections <*>AA limit raised to 340 <*>Tradeskill apprentice items <*>New PvP item tier
The EverQuest: Call of the Forsaken and EverQuest II: Tears of Veeshan expansions will be available later this year. Press assets for both expansions can be found here (press only): EverQuest EverQuest II nbsp;.

For more information about EverQuest, visit: www.everquest.com/expansions.

For more information about EverQuest II, visitnbsp; www.everquest2.com/expansions.

About SOE

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games.nbsp;Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, includingnbsp; EverQuest reg;, EverQuest reg;nbsp; II, Champions of Norrath reg;, PlanetSide reg;,nbsp; Free Realms reg;, nbsp;Star Warsreg;: Clone Wars Adventurestrade;,nbsp; DC Universetrade; nbsp;Online, and the recently launched PlanetSide reg;2, SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms.nbsp; SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visitnbsp; www.soe.com.

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EverQuest and EverQuest IInbsp;are Rated T for Teen by the ESRB with the content descriptors for suggestive themes and the use of alcohol and violence.

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