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EVE Online Apocrypha expansion trailer kicks off storyline events

James Egan
James Egan|March 7, 2009 6:00 PM

CCP Games just dropped the trailer for EVE Online's Apocrypha expansion, which sets the tone for the storyline players will soon experience. The trailer depicts a cataclysmic event which creates rifts in space-time throughout the New Eden galaxy, affecting all of the races.

We see fleets of ships investigating the anomalies and take their first journeys through wormholes, emerging in unknown space. There, the explorers find bizarre structures whose design is unknown to New Eden's races. These space stations house the technology behind Tech III, advanced modular ship designs, but seizing technology potentially thousands of years beyond that of the capsuleers awakens long-dormant defenses: the drones of the ancient Sleeper race.

We've got the YouTube embed of the Apocrypha trailer in HD for you below the cut.
If you like what you see, be sure to check out Massively columnist Brendan Drain's excellent visual tour of the Apocrypha expansion, and my own expansion hands-on with the CCP Games developers. Between these two features, we've got most everything you'll need to know about Apocrypha.

The exploration-intensive expansion is set for release on March 10th.