The eighth expansion to the Everquest II series has been named. Called "Destiny of Velious", players will be taken to the Great Wastes of Velious. Among other things, Destiny of Velious will introduce flying mounts to the game for the first time, give players three hundred new quests to try out, ten new instanced dungeons and four new Heritage quests.
Following the events of Sentinel's Fate™, the twin Swords of Destiny, Soulfire and the Qeynos Claymore, have been drained of their powers, setting the stage for the destruction of the EverQuest universe. The prophecy known as Age's End begins to unfold in the legendary continent of Velious and it is here where the war for Norrath will arise. For there to be any chance to save Norrath, the Swords of Destiny must be restored. Norrath’s guardians who undertake this burden will be tested by labyrinthine dungeons, the harsh Velious tundra and powerful creatures including the God of War himself, Rallos Zek. To succeed would mean ultimate glory. To fail would mean annihilation.
The expansion is set to go live on February 11, 2011. Read more here.