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EverQuest II

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment
Developer: Sony Online Entertainment
Release Date: Nov. 8, 2004

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'EverQuest II' Gets Voice-overs - Trailer

by Rainier on March 31, 2004 @ 3:18 p.m. PST

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath.

Get the Everquest 2 Voice Over Trailer off Worthplaying (30mb)

"Including voiceover for NPCs in EverQuest II is an incredibly ambitious project," said John Smedley, president, Sony Online Entertainment. "Few publishers could even imagine undertaking such a huge project, but we're committed to taking EverQuest II to the next level. By giving our in-game characters voices for the first time in a massively multiplayer online environment, we are raising the bar for the genre as a whole, breaking down the boundaries between static, text-driven interface and meaningful, cinematic interaction."

EverQuest II will deliver a unique online gaming experience to players with a cast of more than 100 actors, including well-known Hollywood talent. Featuring nearly 100,000 lines spoken by thousands of characters, the voiceover project is a major undertaking that is sure to mark the beginning of a new era for the MMO genre. After launch, SOE will continue to add new voiceover content whenever new quests are added to the game. Additionally, EverQuest II players will have the ability to choose whether or not they wish to hear the voiceovers, giving them maximum control over their individual level of immersion and system
performance.

About EverQuest II

EverQuest II is the next generation of massively multiplayer gaming, a huge online world where thousands of players can come together for adventure and community. Featuring breathtaking graphics and a vast, beautiful game world to explore, EverQuest II sets the standard for graphical realism as players are immersed in the game's exciting locales and dangerous lands. EverQuest II brings players into its world with a powerful epic storyline and gives them the power to be the hero or villain in their personal adventure. Players enter this world by creating their own unique character, choosing from 16 races and 24 classes. Players will encounter hundreds of creatures as they travel across majestic landscapes of rolling hills, barren deserts, dense forests, and bustling cities. Thousands of items, hundreds of spells, and unlimited adventure await all who enter the world of EverQuest II. EverQuest II also features:

  • A new, massive online world for thousands of players to explore, filled with danger, adventure and mystery
  • Voices for almost every non-player character (NPC) in the game, a huge project encompassing nearly 100,000 lines and 130 hours of dialog
    (the equivalent of more than 65 feature films worth of content)
  • Unparalleled character customization capabilities. In addition to thousands of pieces of armor, weapons and items users can equip, players will be able to customize their character's facial appearance to an incredible level of detail and personalization
  • 16 races, 50 levels and 24 classes with a branching system that allows players to choose their class as they advance
  • No race/class limitations, allowing players to truly choose who they want to be in game
  • Player-owned real estate (such as apartments, homes, and guild houses)
  • State-of-the art combat, spell and skill systems
  • New user friendly game mechanics with reduced learning curve for both new and seasoned players
  • Trade skills available to all player classes
  • More than 160 unique creature types, from Orcs and Goblins to huge dragons and menacing Living Statues
  • Incentives for current EverQuest subscribers
  • A state-of-the-art, cinematic quality 3D graphics engine capable of improving as hardware technology advances

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