EverQuest: Prophecy of Ro Preview

GameSpot has dished up a short preview of EverQuest: Prophecy of Ro, after getting some hands-on time with Sony Online's upcoming expansion pack. An excerpt to follow:
Prophecy of Ro will offer several new features, like a new graphical update to the city of Freeport and its surrounding area, the Ro desert zones. This update will be free to all EverQuest players, even those that don't purchase the expansion. It will also offer some new, high-level zones for experienced players to explore, such as the nether planes of magic, rage, and music, as well as an opportunity to travel back in time and visit the original elf race of Norrath. These new regions will be accessible from the academy of magic in Freeport and will lead to huge, all-new battlegrounds that will show off some of the expansion's other features.