Champions of Norrath Preview

GameSpy has written up a preview of Champions of Norrath, the upcoming Playstation 2 RPG based in the EverQuest world. Here's a bit of what to expect:
What set BGDA apart was its attention to visual detail, and that is being completely maximized for CON; Snowblind has two staffers working just on crafting cool and unique items for the game. To add gameplay variety to the weapons and armor, each can have elemental affinities. That's nothing new, but you will also be able to find items which add and change these affinities, offering a new layer of customizability. It will take a lot to compete with the robustness of Phantasy Star Online's weapon selection system, but if anyone can do it, it's Snowblind.