Players Fight to Save the Legendary Continent of Velious from Annihilation
in the Latest Expansion
SAN DIEGO – Feb. 22, 2011 – The latest expansion for Sony Online Entertainment LLC’s (SOE) iconic massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), EverQuest ®II (EQII) Destiny of Velious, is now available at retailers worldwide. EQII: Destiny of Velious allows players to soar on the backs of all-new flying mounts across the desolate and previously unexplored Great Wastes of Velious, where end-game dungeons, uncatalogued beasts, and epic storylines set the stage for the latest adventure in the EverQuest II saga.
“Content is what drives the MMO market and keeps players engaged and active in the game, and this expansion delivers content for players of all types with fresh storylines, new zones for exploring, new gear to wear, flying mounts for unrivaled mobility and multiple gameplay enhancement features,” said David Georgeson, Producer, EverQuest II. “As a team we strive to keep EQII at the top of its game with each expansion, making sure that it remains the deepest, most enchanting, and most immersive persistent universe on the market.”
Destiny of Velious™ follows the events of EQII Sentinel's Fate™. The prophecy known as “Age's End” has begun to unfold in the legendary continent of Velious where the war for Norrath has been foretold.The prophecy begins to unravel as the stage is set for the destruction of the entire EverQuest universe when the twin Swords of Destiny, Soulfire, and the Qeynos Claymore have all been drained of their powers. Norrath's guardians must fight to restore the Swords of Destiny if there is going to be any hope of saving Norrath from its fate. To succeed and achieve ultimate glory, the guardians must overcome labyrinthine dungeons, the harsh Velious tundra, and powerful creatures. If they fail, all will fall to ruin.
FEATURES:Soar high above Norrath with all-new flying mounts Crawl through 10 dangerous dungeons Complete four new Heritage Quests Battle through more than 300 new quests Conquer a 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 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
EverQuest II Destiny of Velious is now available worldwide on PC at the suggested retail price of $39.99 USD for an all-in-one package, including three adventure packs and seven expansion packs. The Collector’s Edition, which includes several in-game bonus items, is available for $89.99 USD. EverQuest II Extended Platinum members will receive the expansion as part of their membership while Bronze, Silver and Gold members will have the opportunity to purchase Destiny of Velious for $39.99 USD for the regular edition and $89.99 for the Collector’s Edition. One 30-day game subscription is included with each purchase of the game for new subscribers, with monthly subscriptions available thereafter starting at $14.99 USD, with discounts for longer durations. Rated T for Teen by the ESRB with the content descriptors for suggestive themes and the use of alcohol and violence, EverQuest II Destiny of Velious is available in North America at Best Buy, Gamestop, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, and additional participating video game retailers.
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