The Fantasty Lives On As EA Ships The Ultima Online™ 9 Th Anniversary Collection
Definitive Collection Includes Seven Previous Expansions Plus Exclusive Housing Sets and Personal Attendants
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 13, 2006 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that the Ultima Online™: 9 th Anniversary Collection is now available in stores. Credited as the game that launched the massively multiplayer online* RPG genre, Ultima Online™ has become a phenomenon played by thousands of people worldwide. The new collection features exclusive Crystal and Shadow housing sets, in addition to the content of seven previous expansion packs. Rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, the Ultima Online: 9 th Anniversary Collection is available for the suggested retail price of $19.99.
“Over the course of the past nine years, Ultima Online has cemented its position as one of the great MMOs and the ongoing commitment of its fans is a testament to the staying power of this incredible game,” said Aaron Cohen, Producer of Ultima Online. “Exclusive content makes this anniversary collection a musthave for Ultima fans. For new players, it’s the perfect opportunity to get started and experience the unique locales, fierce monsters and battlefield glory offered by the Ultima universe.”
Released in September 1997, Ultima Online features an epic storyline incorporating elements of magic and fantasy in a world teeming with adventure and excitement. As players embark upon a hero’s quest, they will find hundreds of monsters to battle, human players to fight, treasures to hunt, artifacts to discover, real estate to claim, houses to build, dragons to tame, powerful weapons to craft, fame to earn, fortunes to win, and much, much more.
In addition to the new housing sets, the Ultima Online: 9 th Anniversary Collection includes four servants for you to command: a Tarot Card Reader to predict your future, a Herald to announce your presence, a Dealer to roll dice, and a Guide to make sure you never get lost.
Anyone that purchases the Ultima Online: 9 th Anniversary Collection during the first 30 days of release will be able to choose nine bonus gifts from a selection of rare items from the history of Ultima Online. New accounts get 30 days of free gameplay with purchase*.
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