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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' - Beta Sign-up Now Live!

by Rainier on May 3, 2004 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT

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.

Dedicated, longtime subscribers to SOE's EverQuest Legends service will be the first allowed into Beta, followed by players that fulfilled the requirements of the Lords of EverQuest(tm) special offer. Both groups are being contacted directly by SOE via email so members of those groups need not apply for Beta. Additional Beta testers will be selected from applications received through the EverQuest II website. Gamers interested in signing up for the Beta are encouraged to visit http://www.everquest2.com SOE will notify qualified Beta applicants in stages over the coming months.

About EverQuest II

EverQuest II is the next generation of massively multiplayer gaming, a huge online world where thousands of players 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)
  • A state-of-the-art, cinematic quality 3D graphics engine capable of improving as hardware technology advances
  • Amazing character customization capabilities. In addition to thousands of pieces of armor, weapons and items, 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 combination 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

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