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WHAT: Sony Online Entertainment unveiled the Stargate Online Trading Card Game (TCG) and launched the game's official website at the New York Comic Convention, February 23rd at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Stargate TCG is scheduled to launch in both online and paper form (in partnership with Comic Images) this April and is based on the popular science-fiction television series. The debut set, Stargate SG-1, features robust organized play support and a physical redemption program called "Through the Gate" where players collect a full set of a particular expansion of digital cards, and will in turn redeem that digital set for a set of corresponding physical cards.

Stargate TCG immerses players in the vibrant Stargate universe as they assemble their favorite SG characters into teams and send them on missions throughout the galaxy. Breakthrough gameplay allows characters to "learn" from their successes and enhance their abilities as the game progresses. With three unique ways to win, and nearly 300 cards in the initial set, players have an endless supply of strategies available as they take on alternating roles of both heroes and villains of the Stargate television series.

Each 60-card starter deck includes four team character cards based on the main heroes of the show, such as scientists Samantha Carter and Daniel Jackson, Air Force officer Jack O'Neill, and the alien warrior Teal'c. Each 11-card booster pack contains additional characters, in-game obstacles, new adversaries, and gear for your squad.

WHEN: February 23, 2007

WHERE: http://StargateOnlineTCG.station.sony.com/

WHO: About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), 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, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies, 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.

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