EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey now available for preorder


After a long Beta process, lots of speculation, and plenty of opportunities for delicious previews, the time of Shadow is almost upon us. SOE dropped us a line to let us know that the fifth expansion to EverQuest II, The Shadow Odssey, is now available for preorder. The usual suspects are offering the product, of course, and you can digitally preorder the expansion from SOE's official site. Normally we're all about the discless preorders at Massively, but this time around we have to admit the box sounds mighty appealing.

Along with the usual weird in-box physical object SOE loves to give us (a pewter figurine this time around), the boxed copy of Shadow Odssey includes a first for EQII pets! Here's how the release describes it: "Dire Bear Mount and Pet. A Dire Bear cub that grows up as you level to become a fearsome mount." Is this just one of a number of these pets? Will the bear be obtainable any other way? We'll find out together on November 18th when TSO goes live!

Read on below the cut for a celebratory preorder trailer, the full features list, images of the in-game preorder benefits.
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EVERQUEST® II THE SHADOW ODYSSEY AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER


Fifth Expansion Can Be Pre-Ordered Digitally or Through Select Retailers

Players can now pre-order to receive the fifth expansion for the critically acclaimed EverQuest II franchise. EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey is an all-in-one compilation pack featuring five expansion packs and three adventure packs. The Shadow Odyssey propels the EverQuest II world into a new era of excitement and adventure. This expansion provides new content for players levels 50-80, including more than 20 new zones and an achievement point increase to 200.

Digital Download Pre-Order Bonus Items:
  • Void Beast Pet. Watch as a beast from the void rails against its plight, trapped within a magical cage, and receive a rent status reduction of 500 points.
  • Legends of Norrath Loot Card. Hang the first-ever horizontal wall painting of the Ethernauts Airship, and receive a rent status reduction of 300.
Retail Pre-Order Bonus Items:
  • Collectible Pewter Figurine. An actual replica of the in-game mount. Available at select retailers while supplies last.
  • Dire Bear Mount and Pet. A Dire Bear cub that grows up as you level to become a fearsome mount!
  • Legends of Norrath Loot Card. Hang the first-ever horizontal wall painting of the Ethernauts Airship, and receive a rent status reduction of 300.
EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey is now available for preorder. The expansion is scheduled to launch on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Players can pre-order the expansion online.

ABOUT EVERQUEST II THE SHADOW ODYSSEY:

EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey is the fifth expansion for the critically acclaimed EverQuest II franchise and follows the award-winning and best-selling Rise of Kunark expansion. Journey through a substantial amount of exquisite content with more than 20 new zones, including the Moors of Ykesha, a massive outdoor zone once known as Innothule Swamp, and the legendary dungeon Guk.

The Shadow Odyssey Feature Set:
  • Includes the new expansion pack, plus the entire award-winning content from four previously released expansion packs and three adventure packs.
  • Explore up to 80 levels of breathtaking content in more than 350 expansive and dangerous environments, both new and nostalgic.
  • Epic tales of the odyssey and the EQII world are told through more than 8,000 quests with more than 5,000 savage creatures.
  • Forge your character's destiny by choosing from 19 unique player races and 24 distinct character classes.
  • Customize your character with unique armor sets, exciting weapon advancements and fascinating mounts, and collect thousands of items for your home or guild hall.
  • Additional Heritage Quests with unique rewards are being added to the current exciting rare loot rewards.
  • The Achievement Point level cap is increased to 200 to offer new achievements for class-specific lines.
  • New progression-based itemization point system offers players more upgrade options and the ability to purchase equipment upgrades.
  • Honor a wide range of deities, including two new additions to the world of Norrath – Rodcet Nife and Anashti Sul.
  • Includes Legends of Norrath strategic online trading card game, Oathbreaker digital starter deck, Oathbreaker booster pack.
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