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Pre-Order Now Available for EverQuest® II Destiny of Velious
Limited Time Pre-Order Price for Collector's Edition Includes Bonus Items
WHAT: The latest addition to the monumental MMORPG franchise, EverQuest® II (EQII) Destiny of Veliousâ„¢ presents an unmatched all-in-one compilation pack loaded with the groundbreaking EQII base game, seven thrilling expansions and three exciting adventure packs. In the latest EQII expansion players are transported to the legendary Great Wastes of Velious, where towering dungeons, dangerous beasts and epic storylines provide the ultimate MMO experience. EverQuest II Destiny of Velious launches its adventures into the sky delivering impressive new features and gameplay, including flying mounts.
Destiny of Velious is available for pre-order through select game retailers, via digital download for the suggested retail price of $39.99 (USD) for the regular edition and $59.99 (USD) for the Collector's Edition which includes several in-game bonus items. Players who purchase the expansion through retailers will receive a bonus that includes a Standard of the Dain Cloak, an animated glowing hammer cloak to further customize their character.
DESTINY OF VELIOUS LORE: Following the events of EQII Sentinel's Fateâ„¢, the twin Swords of Destiny, Soulfire and the Qeynos Claymore, have been drained of their powers, setting the stage for the destruction of the EverQuest universe. The prophecy known as Age's End begins to unfold in the legendary continent of Velious and it is here where the war for Norrath will arise. For there to be any chance to save Norrath, the Swords of Destiny must be restored. Norrath's guardians who undertake this burden will be tested by labyrinthine dungeons, the harsh Velious tundra and powerful creatures. To succeed would mean ultimate glory. To fail would mean annihilation.
'¢ Soar high above Norrath with flying mounts
'¢ Crawl your way through 10 dangerous dungeons
'¢ Complete four new Heritage Quests
'¢ Battle through more than 300 new quests
'¢ Conquer one new massive contested dungeon
'¢ Discover two new overland zones
'¢ Defeat four new raid instances
'¢ Collect more than 1,000 new weapons and items
'¢ Journey through a new Signature Quest line
'¢ Slay more than 30 new creatures
'¢ Equip more than 100 new armor sets
COLLECTOR'S EDITON BONUS ITEMS: Players who pre-order and purchase the EQII Destiny of Velious Collector's Edition will receive the following in-game items in addition to the regular edition features:
'¢ Four Velious Portal Paintings
'¢ Loyal Snow Hound Pet
'¢ Tserrina's Wedding Present House Item
'¢ Cryomantic Armor Crate
'¢ Everfrost Prestige Summer Home
'¢ Stormfeather Brood Guardian Flying Mount Appearance
WHEN: The scheduled release date for EverQuest II Destiny of Velious is February 22, 2011.
DESTINY OF VELIOUS DETAILS
Suggested Retail/Digital Download Price: Regular Edition $39.99, Collector's Edition $59.99, Monthly Subscription Fee $14.99 plus applicable tax
ESRB Rating: Teen with Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol and Violence
Developer: Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment LLC
ABOUT: 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 Legendsâ„¢, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxiesâ„¢, 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; and Tucson, AZ , SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development.