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The Bloodline Chronicles Begin In EverQuest®II On March 21, 2005

The First Adventure Pack for EverQuest II Adds Exciting New Content and Dynamic Storylines

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SAN DIEGO, CA - February 28, 2005 - Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online (MMO) gaming, today announced information on the release of The Bloodline Chronicles, the first Adventure Pack for the hit online fantasy game EverQuest II. The Bloodline Chronicles gives players countless hours of new content in a rich, story-based realm located beneath the surface of Norrath. The Bloodline Chronicles will be available via digital download beginning March 21, 2005, for US $4.99, and requires a current subscription to EverQuest II to play.

"The Bloodline Chronicles adds some amazing new elements to EverQuest II that could only be done in a major content release, including some exciting new ways to interact with the environment." said Scott Hartsman, senior producer of EverQuest II, Sony Online Entertainment. "With this Adventure Pack, players have the ability to unlock a whole new dynamic storyline in the game based on the alignment of their character."

Players who pre-order The Bloodline Chronicles will be granted early access to a special area, known as the D'Morte Burial Chambers. Pre-order customers can be among the first to discover the items inside, uncovering and unlocking mysteries contained within this exciting Adventure Pack.

About The Bloodline Chronicles Adventure Pack

The Bloodline Chronicles takes you deep into the mysterious caverns beneath Nektulos Forest to investigate the source of strange happenings in the land of Norrath. Battle the denizens of the underworld to discover the dark secrets of the Tombs of Night - and enter, if you dare, the Crypt of T'Haen to confront the legendary lost lord of the undead. Content in The Bloodline Chronicles is geared towards level 30-45 players, however all players will be given access to one zone, The Tombs of Night, whether or not they choose to purchase the Adventure Pack. The Bloodline Chronicles features:

  • Five new areas to explore and conquer, including the Tombs of Night, the Crypt of T'Haen and D'Morte Burial Chambers, when this new story unfolds on March 21, 2005
  • Pre-order customers may receive access to the D'Morte Burial Chambers as early as February 28, 2005
  • The Tombs of Night will be available to all EverQuest II subscribers at no additional charge when the zone is made generally available on March 21, 2005
  • Experience new instances for soloists, large and small groups and raids
  • Encounter ferocious new creatures such as Vampires, Hellhounds, Fleshgoyles and Revenants
  • Choose to help either the Brotherhood of Night or the Hand of Marr as you embark on dozens of new quests across different storylines for good and evil players alike
  • Follow the dynamic storyline as your actions influence the outcome of your progressive adventure
  • Find new ways to interact with the environment, including destructible walls that lead to unexplored tombs
  • Exclusive themed content, including vampiric magic-based spells and items
  • Discover new Neriak items for players of all levels
  • Fortune and glory for the 1st raid group on each server to defeat T'Haen The Lost

Art and screenshots of The Bloodline Chronicles are available upon request.

About Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Digital Inc., is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with a subscriber base of over 800,000 active accounts 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, EverQuest®, EverQuest® II and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars GalaxiesTM: An Empire DividedTM, 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, and Seattle, WA, SOE has an array of cutting-edge online games in development.

EverQuest is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. SOE, the SOE logo and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

Contacts:

Tamara Sanderson

Sony Online Entertainment

(858) 577-3362

tsanderson@soe.sony.com

Chris Kramer

Sony Online Entertainment

(858) 577-3481

ckramer@soe.sony.com

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