SOE has just announced that the new bundled edition of EQ - "EverQuest Platinum" has shipped to stores everwhere. This new edition will feature EQ with all 7 expansion packs. Here is their press release:
SAN DIEGO, CA - July 26, 2004 - Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming, announced today that EverQuest®: Platinum, an affordable, all-inclusive collection that offers the original game as well as the first seven expansion packs, The Ruins of Kunark®, The Scars of Velious®, The Shadows of LuclinTM , The Planes of PowerTM , The Legacy of YkeshaTM , Lost Dungeons of NorrathTM , and Gates of DiscordTM will be available in stores tomorrow for the suggested retail price of $29.99.
"If you have yet to experience the online gaming phenomenon known as EverQuest, now is the perfect time to do so," said Don Vercelli, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "EverQuest: Platinum offers players the opportunity to experience an enchanting online fantasy world that took five years of hard work to create in one comprehensive package at a very reasonable price."
Perfect for the new player or a great addition for the current player, EverQuest: Platinum offers a living, breathing online fantasy world filled with hundreds of thousands of players. Journey as a fierce barbarian warrior or an evil dark elf shadowknight, the choice is yours as you explore over 350 square miles of virtual environments filled with over a million non-player characters to encounter and over 40,000 unique items to discover. The world of EverQuest is a land with no limits where adventure and excitement reign supreme.