International publishing powerhouse, Ubi Soft® Entertainment, announced today that they will be partnering with Sony Online Entertainment to bring the most successful massively multiplayer online role-playing game to life for gamers from all over Europe. For the first time ever, EverQuest fans in Europe will experience a real-life EverQuest Fan Faire. This event will honour the launch of the third expansion pack, EverQuest: The Shadows of Luclin™ scheduled for release this December.
For one magical medieval day, EverQuest fans will have the opportunity to venture forth from the utterly engrossing, almost real universe they create behind their keyboards to face their online friends. This meeting of virtual and reality will take place in a 14th century castle, 60 km outside of Paris on Saturday, September 15, 2001. Over twelve hundred gamers are expected to participate in an all day EverQuest extravaganza, including a massive treasure hunt and other game-based activities on the castle grounds. Guests at the Fan Faire will be treated to a medieval market place with live demonstrations by artisans and guilds, a copious banquet in the style of the period, and musicians to lend a musical atmosphere throughout the day. In addition, EverQuest game developers will be on hand to answer questions, trade tips, and share stories. Registration is 85 USD and scheduled to begin on July 27th, 2001 on THIS LINK.
EverQuest, a massively multiplayer online game, was originally launched in 1999 and boasts today over 400,000 active subscribers from around the world. Continuing to grow with top-selling expansions The Ruins of KunarkTM and The Scars of VeliousTM, EverQuest proves to be the largest 3D fantasy world ever created online. During peak periods, more than 96,000 adventurers and dragon slayers have explored the world of Norrath simultaneously. The active global EverQuest subscriber base is comprised of players from various countries throughout the “real” world, including the U.S., England, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, France, Italy and Australia. Compelling gameplay, dynamic content and strong player communities have made EverQuest one of the most successful online role-playing games in history. For more information visit the official website at www.everquest.com.
About Ubi Soft
Ubi Soft Entertainment is a global developer, publisher and international distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the industry, Ubi Soft’s strong and diversified line-up has grown considerably over the past couple of years. As well as developing original properties, Ubi Soft has recently acquired several high-profile game companies and blockbuster titles. The company has offices in 18 countries including the United States, Canada, France, Germany and China and sells its products in a total of 52 countries. For more information about Ubi Soft, please visit our website.
About Sony Online
Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), the online gaming division of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming. Headquartered in San Diego, California, SOE develops, publishes and distributes entertainment for the PC and online markets. With more than 10 million registered users, SOE’s award-winning website, The Station® hosts a variety of entertaining games and player communities spanning all genres. In addition to blockbuster hits EverQuest® and Jeopardy! Online, SOE has an array of cutting-edge online games in development such as PlanetSide™, Star Wars® Galaxies™ and Sovereign™.
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