STARGATE™ ONLINE TRADING CARD GAME

July 19, 2007 · Filed Under News, Online · Comment 

http://www.soepress.com/artwork/64e7991ecd28bb0b/thumbs/na-3-20070709222256_playmat_bad_jpg_100.jpgTitle: Stargate™ Online Trading Card Game
Developer: SOE-Denver
Genre: Online Trading Card Game
Street date: April 2007

Product overview

The Stargate Online Trading Card Game is based on the popular MGM science-fiction television series. The debut set, Stargate SG-1, features robust organized play support and a physical redemption program called “Through the Gate,” where players collect a full set of a particular expansion of digital cards and can redeem that digital set for a set of corresponding physical cards.

The Stargate TCG immerses players in the vibrant Stargate universe as they assemble their favorite SG characters into teams and send them on missions throughout the galaxy. Breakthrough gameplay allows characters to “learn” from their successes and enhance their abilities as the game progresses. With three unique ways to win and nearly 300 cards in the initial set, players have an endless supply of strategies available as they take on alternating roles of both heroes and villains of the Stargate television series.

Each 60-card starter deck includes four team character cards based on the main heroes of the show, such as scientists Samantha Carter and Daniel Jackson, Air Force officer Jack O’Neill, and the alien warrior Teal’c. Each 11-card booster pack contains additional characters, in-game obstacles, new adversaries, and gear for your squad.

Key features

  • The premiere set, SG-1, features four different 60-card starter decks to choose from featuring: Jack O’Neill, Samantha Carter, Teal’c, and Daniel Jackson with foiled team character cards.
  • 11-card booster packs contain additional characters, obstacles, adversaries and gear
  • Beautifully detailed cards feature hundreds of high-quality images from Stargate SG-1
  • Upcoming releases will add to the depth of SG-1 and incorporate Stargate Atlantis for endless strategic combinations
  • Managing your collection of cards is quick and easy with the online deck builder and card management systems
  • Shuffling, card handling and game rules are managed automatically, leaving players free to focus on gameplay
  • Players can compete in online tournaments and leagues, with rewards of free cards and increased player rankings in worldwide standings.

VANGUARD: SAGA OF HEROES™

July 19, 2007 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

http://www.soepress.com/artwork/61e18534eb2d9757/thumbs/na-bc_fob_jpg_100.jpgTitle: Vanguard: Saga of Heroes™
Developer: Sony Online Entertainment
Genre: Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
Street date: January 30, 2007

Product overview

Welcome to Telon, a vast and ancient world of magic, intrigue and adventure. Facing the challenges of a war torn world, the diverse people here struggle to rebuild their once great civilizations. A fragile alliance has been struck, with the lands set upon by invading forces, the races must band together to survive. In the north, the sprawling green hills of Thestra are plagued by an unstoppable undead menace. To the south, the deserts of Qalia have been besieged by an elemental threat spawned from the depths of the earth and to the east; inhabitants of the tumultuous jungles of Kojan fiercely battle encroaching otherworldly fiends.

Telon is in desperate need of heroes. Your journey begins now.

Join a community of thousands of players online as you traverse a breathtaking landscape on the back of a dragon as you explore the grandeur of a world designed by the seminal fantasy artist Keith Parkinson. Create and customize your character from 19 races and 15 professions. Battle fierce opponents with a groundbreaking dynamic combat system that forces you to react to your opponents as you tie together devastating combinations of attacks. The challenge awaits the boldest of heroes.

Key features

• No boundaries: Explore an epic seamless world. From the smallest dungeon to the highest peak, if it can be seen it can be explored.
• Limitless customization: In a world of thousands, carve your own unique destiny and appearance with an unparalleled character creator and by choosing one of 19 different races from Orcs and Goblins to Dwarves and Elves.
• Forge your own path: Choose from one of 15 exciting professions including Paladin, Ranger, Sorcerer, Psionicist, Bard and Rogue.
• Immersive and interactive: Vanguard’s unique dynamic reactive combat system allows you to build chains of special attacks and reactions with Openers, Bridges and powerful Finishing moves.
• Ride or sail around the world: With dozens of unique mounts to collect, you can race into battle on your warhorse, command the skies on the back of your dragon or join friends and embark on a sea-based adventure to discover faraway lands.
• Play your way: Advance your character as an Adventurer, set up your own shop as an Artisan, talk your way to the top as a diplomat or do all three with the same character.
• Open Market: Collect essential materials and use skills such as blacksmithing, alchemy and ship building to create valuable and powerful items to sell in your shop.
• Home for sale: Make Telon feel like home by staking your claim on a piece of land and furnishing your own house with unique items.

KUNG FU HUSTLE

July 19, 2007 · Filed Under MMO, News, Online · Comment 

http://www.soepress.com/artwork/61e18534eb2d9757/thumbs/na-3-20070709215928_kfh_screen_jpg_100.jpgTitle: Kung Fu Hustle
Developer: Sony Online Entertainment
Genre: Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
Street date: Q4 2007

Product overview

Based on the hit Stephen Chow film, Kung Fu Hustle combines the best elements of classic fighting games from the past and adds compelling character designs, new technology and trademark humor from the movie for a new generation of gamers. Players will encounter familiar characters from the movie, such as Sin, the Sidekick, the Landlady, Beast and more. The game features a branching story mode where players can battle their way across China, honing their martial arts skills against a host of wacky enemies. By cooperating with friends online, players can learn new sets of moves for their kung fu arsenal. Kung Fu Hustle also features a versus mode, with up to 8 players going head to head in all-out online multiplayer mayhem, recreating that old school arcade feeling.

Key features

  • Based on the hit Stephen Chow movie
  • Designed specifically for the Chinese market
  • Free to play – just download the game and create a character
  • Branching Story Mode allows players to battle against a host of enemies, including those from the movie
  • Watch opponents play over the internet, then challenge
  • them in Versus Mode