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SOE Announces Untold Legends

Sony Online Entertainment, the same folks responsible for Everquest, announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show that they're working on a massively multiplayer online game for Sony's upcoming PSP handheld.

The game is called Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade, and will ship alongside the system when it launches.

Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade will include four customizable playable races; an original storyline; cooperative multiplayer gameplay via the PSP handheld system's WiFi feature; and beautiful, vibrant environments that take full advantage of the PSP handheld system's technical capabilities.

The storyline centers around a city called Aven, the last remaining stronghold of good in a world consumed by evil. As a dark threat looms and a gathering of unknown forces grows stronger, heroes have been called and the Brotherhood of the Blade has been formed. It is up to you and your chosen brothers to unravel the mysteries of this looming peril.

Features:

  • Action RPG: Wield your blade and cast powerful spells in this action-packed, hack 'n slash RPG exclusively for the PSP handheld system.
  • Epic Adventure: Create a unique hero and set out into the wilds of Unataca to battle powerful creatures, save your city of Aven from imminent extinction and unravel the mysteries of a looming peril.
  • Wireless Multiplayer Gameplay: A wireless multiplayer mode features gameplay through the PSP handheld system's wireless feature. Connect directly with multiple PSP handheld systems for the ultimate in hack 'n slash action with no wires!
  • Four Playable Character Classes: Select from four unique character classes including an ancient order of valiant Knights, a foundation of brilliant Alchemists, an order of noble Druids, and a race of feral hunters known as the Berserkers. Each character class has unique fighting abilities or magical spells.
  • Beautiful 3D Environments: Battle through more than 100 diverse levels that come alive with brilliant 3D graphics, stunning lighting, dynamic visual effects and highly-detailed player characters and monsters.
  • Organic Game Experience: Play in randomly generated environments and fight against unique monsters for a different experience every time you play.
  • Items and Artifacts: Collect hundreds of items, usable gear and rare magical artifacts to aid in your battles.
  • Character Customization: Modify your hero for a completely customized look and ability set.
  • Hordes of Monsters: Battle over 150 types of monsters with 50 unique models and textures.
  • Challenging Boss Monster Battles: Engage in strategic combat with humongous bosses, each with their own distinctive combat techniques.

"We have assembled a top-notch development team that has worked hard to develop a completely original title for the PSP handheld system," said John Smedley, president, Sony Online Entertainment. "The dev team has tailored every feature such as the wireless multiplayer gameplay, stunning 3D graphics, and the entertaining Action RPG gameplay specifically for the PSP handheld system, and the results are absolutely spectacular. We strongly believe that Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade has what it takes to be a huge success on the PSP handheld system."

Check out our screenshots of the game by clicking here.

1/4/2005 Frank Provo

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