Gencon Gamers among First to See and Play Expansion for Online Strategy Game Based on MGM's Popular Sci-Fi Television Series
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a global leader in the online entertainment industry, will introduce SYSTEM LORDS, the first expansion pack for the STARGATE™ Online Trading Card Game at Gencon Indy, August 16-19 at the Indiana Convention Center.
The initial set, SG-1, launched April 2007 and features familiar characters from MGM’s popular sci-fi television series. Players assemble their own teams of characters and send them on missions throughout the galaxy, learning from their successes and enhancing their teams’ abilities as the game progresses. Players alternate roles of hero and villain, attempting to complete their missions successfully and thwarting their opponent’s efforts to do the same.
SYSTEM LORDS features more than 200 new cards, with four new starter decks based on well-known STARGATE villains, such as Apophis, Baal, Osiris and Yu. System Lords also introduces a new victory condition– Dominion– enabling quicker means to victory when players assume the role of villains during play. New characters are also introduced in the SYSTEM LORDS set– stoic Russians, the evil Goa’uld, Jaffa henchmen, Tok’ra field agents and mysterious NID spies– as well as surprising and different versions of favorite characters from the STARGATE SG-1 series. The expansion also includes a set of six“ultra rare” cards with a unique foil finish, packaged one set per box.
The SYSTEM LORDS starter deck contains 60 cards and sells for $10.99 (plus applicable taxes). 11 card Booster Packs are available for $3.49 (plus applicable taxes). The full Box Set (36 Booster Packs, plus six ultra-rare cards) sells for $113 (plus applicable taxes). Purchasing the digital cards and playing the game requires a free SOE Station ID; players can register at www.station.com.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
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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, Los Angeles, CA and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world’s largest library of modern films, which is comprised of more than 4,000 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching nearly 110 countries. MGM ownership is as follows: Providence Equity Partners (29%), Texas Pacific Group (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%). For more information, visit www.mgm.com.