Sony have announced an official expansion for EverQuest II, along with a second adventure pack called The Splitpaw Saga.
The full-priced Desert of Flames expansion will add over 12 new zones to EQ 2, 40 new creatures and will allow players to advance to level 60.
It will be on display at Sony’s booth at this month’s E3, and is scheduled for release on 12 September at the price of $29.99:
The pack will introduce the chaotic-but-colorful city of Maj’dul to the game. Players will be able to participate in gladiatorial contests inside the Middle Eastern-themed metropolis, either against some of the 40 new creatures included in the pack or against other EverQuesters in “a new style of player versus player combat.” They will also be able to explore the surrounding Desert of Ro and learn about its inhabitants and legends.
The Splitpaw Saga adventure pack will only be available as a download when it’s released on 28 June for a price of $7.99, or free if you have subscribed to Station.com.
Gamespot have more details:
Like its predecessor, the Bloodline Chronicles, The Splitpaw Saga will let EQII players engage in new story-driven dungeon adventures. Specifically, it will add two dungeons and a dozen “different solo, group and raid instances surrounding the story of Splitpaw,” according to SOE.
As for Splitpaw’s story, that will center on “a ferocious clan of cannibalistic gnolls” who “will stand in the way as players seek to destroy the greatest threat yet in Norrath’s new history,” according to SOE. To accommodate characters from level 20 to 40, the adventure pack will “scale dynamically,” hurling tougher opponents against more seasoned players.
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