EverQuest: House of Thule Pre-Order Promotion Announced, Trailer

Sony Online Entertainment fired over a press release this afternoon announcing their pricing plan, pre-order incentives, and scheduled release date for EverQuest's seventeenth expansion pack, House of Thule. Before we get into the text, here's a brand new promotional trailer:

And the press release:
Pre-Order EverQuest® House of Thuleâ„¢ Beginning Today and Receive Exclusive In-Game Items

What: Starting today players can pre order the landmark seventeenth expansion to Sony Online Entertainment LLC's epic adventure EverQuest® House of Thuleâ„¢. Now in EverQuest's unprecedented twelfth year, House of Thule brings more immersive gameplay, captivating storytelling and exciting worlds to the EverQuest legacy, set in a never-before-seen dreamland full of mystery and adventure. House of Thule is a content-rich expansion, packed with game-changing features including a level cap increase and the addition of player housing, which new players, veterans and MMO fans will relish. Additionally, House of Thule new content includes 18 raids, 13 zones, 17 missions and more than 120 quests!

House of Thule and the House of Thule Collectors Edition include all previous expansion packs along with several in-game items. Players who pre-order and purchase the House of Thule expansion will receive exclusive in-game items including a Wailing Contract Mercenary. Players who choose to pre-order and purchase the House of Thule Collectors Edition will receive all of the standard edition items along with a second mount, 20 slot item bag, additional mercenary, and a House of Thule painting to decorate your characters home. Players who pre-order and purchase the Collectors Edition will save $20.00 USD from the launch price of $89.99.

About the Pre Order:

EverQuest House of Thule Station Store Digital Download
Pre-Order $39.99 USD

'¢ Includes HoT and All Previous Expansion Packs
'¢ Includes all of the following in-game items
   o HoT Live Topiary Mount
   o 16 Slot Item Bag
   o 2 Bag Slots
   o Wailing Contract Mercenary
   o House of Thule Key Art Painting

EverQuest House of Thule Station Store Digital Download
Pre-Order Digital Collector's Edition $69.99 USD

'¢ Includes HoT and all previous expansion packs
'¢ Includes all of the regular edition items plus the following
   o House of Thule Dead Topiary Mount
   o Gnoll Pup Leash
   o Sword of Truth Template
   o 20 Slot Bag
   o Discordant Contract Mercenary
   o House of Thule In-Game Painting

*Items listed above are one per account and non-transferable

WHEN: Players can pre-order EverQuest House of Thule beginning today in the Station Store at https://store.station.sony.com/ and the offer concludes on October 11, 2010.

House of Thule is scheduled for release on October 12, 2010.

ABOUT SOE: 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.