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Sony Online Entertainment And Sigil Games Online Reveal The Vanguard: Saga Of Heroes Pre-Order Program And Collector's & Guild Edition Details

SAN DIEGO, CA - October 13, 2006 - Sony Online Entertainment and Sigil Games Online announced today the special features included in the Collector's & Guild Edition, as well as pre-order details for the highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. In the vast world of Telon, players are free to choose their destiny by exploring three spheres of advancement, adventuring, diplomacy, and crafting. With intricately detailed environments inspired by oil paintings, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is scheduled to make the journey to retail stores in Q1 2007.

The pre-order box at retail includes:

- Early access to the game! Log on and get a jump start up to 3 days prior to the official launch!

- Special account key that will grant you a unique exclusive in-game scroll allowing your character to sprint for longer periods of time due to an endurance buff (one per account).

- Invitation to the Vanguard: Saga of Heroes open beta (for eligible participants, date of open beta not yet determined).

- Guild Mail recruitment tool to help you build your guild before launch!

- A king's ransom of assets, including videos, wallpapers and screenshots.

AVAILABLE EARLY DECEMBER

Regular Edition - $49.99 MSRP

Packaged in a DVD box, the Regular Edition will include:

- A one month subscription to Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Station Players - an array of premium features that give incredible access to characters and guilds by merging the game world with the World Wide Web.

- Your choice of an in-game magical wand to create fireworks or an in-game set of horseshoes with +speed to use once you get your first horse (one per account).

Collector's & Guild Edition Details - $89.99 MSRP

Packaged in a custom leatherette chipboard box, the Collector's & Guild Edition will include:

- An art book featuring many original pieces by seminal fantasy artist, Keith Parkinson.

- A cloth map with an overview and points of interest for each continent.

- A CD featuring the full Vanguard: Saga of Heroes soundtrack.

- A three month subscription to Vanguard: Saga of Heroes Station Players - an array of premium features that give incredible access to characters and guilds by merging the game world with the World Wide Web.

- One of three Hero Cards each granting a unique in-game item (one per account).

oThe Jeric card grants a cloak that increases adventuring stats.

oThe Eila card grants a cloak that increases crafting stats.

oThe Idara card grants a cloak that increases diplomacy stats.

- Your choice of an in-game magical wand to create fireworks or an in-game set of horseshoes with +speed to use once you get your first horse (one per account).

- A Guild Kit which includes:

oAn in-game guild trophy that buffs stats for the entire guild*

oTen 10-day buddy keys

*Need to earn/create guild house to use

*** Download pre-order box at:

www.kohnkecomm.com/dl/vanguard/vanguard-preorder.zip (572KB) ***

For more information about Vanguard: Saga of Heroes please visit: www.vanguardsoh.com and www.joinvanguard.com

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 Legends TM , and PlanetSide ® , as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies TM , 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 Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.

About Sigil Games Online

Based in Carlsbad, California, Sigil Games Online is a studio dedicated to creating massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. Founded in 2002 by Brad McQuaid and Jeff Butler, key figures in the development of award-winning EverQuest, the company plans to be a driving force in the continued evolution of this unique genre. Sigil Games Online is comprised of an all-star team of experienced developers with an impressive pedigree of commercially successful and critically acclaimed online games. The company's first game, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, will be co-published with Sony Online Entertainment and is scheduled for release Q1 2007. For more information, visit www.sigilgames.com.

Rannie Yoo

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