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Lords Of EverQuest

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment
Developer: Rapid Eye Entertainment
Release Date: Dec. 12, 2003

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'Lords of EverQuest' Enters Exclusive Closed Beta

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2003 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT

Lords of EverQuest brings the best elements of the real-time strategy world together with the epic storyline and depth of the legendary EverQuest fantasy roleplaying game.

As a bonus, Sony Online Entertainment has arranged for Ziff Davis Media to offer those chosen to participate in the Lords of EverQuest beta program a one-year subscription to Computer Gaming World magazine at no cost. Anyone interested in applying to beta test Lords of EverQuest can do so online

"We've had tens of thousands of applications from beta testers interested in getting their hands on Lords of EverQuest since it was announced in April and 500 lucky people are getting their chance to play the beta version in this first round," said Michael Lustenberger, director of product marketing at Sony Online Entertainment. "Lords of EverQuest is pushing the boundaries of the genre with many new innovations that RTS fans are going to love, in addition to the deep story and background drawn from the EverQuest® universe."

About Lords of EverQuest

Inspired by the world of online gaming phenomenon EverQuest, Lords of EverQuest features an enthralling storyline drawing gamers to the land of Antonica as they control one of 15 Lords and manage massive armies in their quest for domination. Lords of EverQuest will set new standards for the RTS genre with hundreds of items, spells, the ability for all units in the game to gain experience and abilities, and online multiplayer options (Internet connection required for online multiplayer game modes, online connection fees are the responsibility of the user) for up to 12 players per game via Sony Online's forthcoming SOEGames.net service. With three different unique factions with which to do battle and a beautiful game world filled with breathtaking environments, Lords of EverQuest challenges players to command armies comprised of Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Fiends and even Drakes as they shape the past of the EverQuest universe.

Lords of EverQuest also features:

  • An epic story playable from three unique and different perspectives that involves over 75 hours of single player gameplay
  • Three completely different factions, each with their own special units and strategies
  • Hundreds of items and magical artifacts to arm troops with
  • 36 challenging single player maps and dozens of multiplayer maps
  • Take command of one of 15 different Lords, each with unique spell and abilities which become more powerful as they gain experience
  • Level up Lords and uncover even greater power as all units level up, gaining experience and abilities
  • The ability to carry over key troops from mission to mission
  • A Spell and Ability system with more than 125 unique properties
  • Superior online multiplayer options for up to 12 players
  • No subscription fee required
  • State of the art custom 3D engine providing cutting-edge 3D graphics with more than three levels of zoom, 32 bit color and support for 1600x1200 resolution for superior detail

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