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[NEWS] Stygian Abyss Release Date Set

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by IanJames, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. IanJames

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    From the EA Website. . .You can purchase on September 8th

    http://news.ea.com/portal/site/ea/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090812005343&newsLang=en


    EA Readies for Gargoyle Invasion and Announces Release Date for Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss

    Players Prepare to Descend into the Abyss on September 8, 2009

    FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mythic Entertainment™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio, today announced Ultima Online™: Stygian Abyss™, the 8th expansion to one of the longest-running MMORPGs in the genre’s history, will be released on September 8, 2009.
    Available via digital download only, Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss revolves around the introduction of the playable Gargoyle race. Players will also find expansive new areas to explore, including Ter Mur, the Gargoyle homeland, and the Stygian Abyss – the largest dungeon area ever introduced to Ultima Online. This sprawling dungeon will contain new boss monsters of unparalleled difficulty, including the Medusa, Primeval Lich and the Stygian Dragon, as well as Player vs. Player zones where adventurers will be turned against one another.
    Current subscribers can also take part in the Stygian Abyss Open Beta from Friday, August 14th – Sunday, August 23rd by logging on the Retribution server on the server selection screen.
    “As the 12th anniversary of the storied Ultima Online franchise approaches this fall, we could not be more excited to launch UO’s 8th expansion, Stygian Abyss,”said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer for Mythic Entertainment. “On September 8th UO players past and presentwill be able to experience all new content, including the new Gargoyle race and one of the largest dungeons in UO history.”
    Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss will be available via UOGamesCodes.com and the EA STORE™:

    • Stygian Abyss Expansion: $29.99
    • Stygian Abyss Expansion & 30-Day game-time: $39.99
    Additionally, consumers who purchase Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss from September 8th – 29th will receive multiple Alteration Tokens to transform current characters into Gargoyles, an exclusive gargoyle craftable pet, and decorative Stygian Abyss mob boss statues.
    Earlier this month Mythic announced that Ultima Online™: Mondain’s Legacy™, the 7th expansion of UO which introduced the playable Elven race and several expansive dungeons, is now available at no charge to existing subscribers, and to new players as part of the 14-day free trial.
    Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss expansion requires the original Ultima Online game to play and will be available via digital distribution only. To download Ultima Online at no charge or to find out more information about Ultima Online and the additions from Mondain’s Legacy and Stygian Abyss, please visit: http://www.uo.com or http://www.uoherald.com/stygianabyss.
    About Ultima Online
    Released in September 1997, Ultima Online is one of the longest-running games in MMORPG history. The first widely successful graphical online role-playing game, Ultima Online has thrived for over a decade, with armies of devoted followers around the world. Fans of the game continue to experience an epic storyline set in an ever-growing world of magic and fantasy. Ultima Online has spawned seven expansions and dozens of content updates, making it one of the deepest, largest MMORPGs ever created.
    About Electronic Arts
    Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTSTM, EATM, EA MobileTM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2009, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.2 billion and had 31 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
    EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO, Ultima, Ultima Online, Stygian Abyss, Mondain’s Legacy and Mythic Entertainment are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
     
  2. Wulf2k

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    Huh, they're adding a PvP zone?

    If we're finally able to PvP, I might have to rethink things here. Oh, the time I've spent stabbing people, wishing "If only I could attack the player directly".
     
  3. Duke SP

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    Ya, kinda sounds like a WoW idea which scares me thinking they might try to segregate PvP areas like WoW.:sad3:
     
  4. Patty Pickaxe

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    So, $30 to buy a game off of the internet. We don't even get a fancy box or a map. :talktothehand: But we do get more pixels for ordering early! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Wulf2k

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    If you send me $30, I'll send you a map that leads to a fancy box.

    Limit 23 per customer. Actual box may not be fancy. Map should not be used by pregnant women or the elderly. If receiving anything from Wulf causes swooning and dizziness, discontinue usage immediately and consult your physician.
     
  6. Duke SP

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    Does $30.00 sound kind of expensive to you?Especially for buying it off the internet with them having no packaging or distribution costs.:rant2:
     
  7. kelmo

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    add in all of those costs... What would it be?

    Madden 2010 goes for $60...
     
  8. HaHa

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    Being able to laugh at the next failed expansion: priceless.

    For everyone else theres Mastercard.
     
  9. RichDC

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    Its from what i heard, a new "champ" spawn area. Im not certain though.

    Besides we already have a PvP area...its called FELLUCA
     
  10. Petra Fyde

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    Some of it has fel rules - on prodo shards

    On Siege the whole darn thing should be Fel rules, unless I miss my guess.

    and my spelling memnomic for remembering how to spell the name of the wild facet is 'one L of a place two C' - ie Felucca

    Does anyone remember the price of Mondain's Legacy? That was digital download too.
     
  11. Patty Pickaxe

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    That was probably $30 as well. I am sorry for being so cranky about it. I am just getting to the point where I don't want to spend any more money on this game. Plus, with all these new lands, I think a paper map is in order!!!
     
  12. Wulf2k

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    "Guys, the pool full of cocaine is down to the halfway point and the hookers are starting to smell funny."
    "I know, let's polymorph 30% of the population into a gargoyle and charge them $30 for that area we rejected when we were sober."
    "That's brilliant! I'll get breakSiege.h to QA this afternoon!"
     
  13. Spree

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    Last time they had a deal if you bought 5 codes are they going to do that again this time?