Mythic EntertainmentTM, an EA studio, today announced Ultima Online: Stygian AbyssTM, the 8th expansion to one of the longest-running MMORPGs in the genre's history, will be released on September 8, 2009.
Available via digital download only, Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss revolves around the introduction of the playable Gargoyle race. Players will also find expansive new areas to explore, including Ter Mur, the Gargoyle homeland, and the Stygian Abyss - the largest dungeon area ever introduced to Ultima Online. This sprawling dungeon will contain new boss monsters of unparalleled difficulty, including the Medusa, Primeval Lich and the Stygian Dragon, as well as Player vs. Player zones where adventurers will be turned against one another.
Current subscribers can also take part in the Stygian Abyss Open Beta from Friday, August 14th - Sunday, August 23rd by logging on the Retribution server on the server selection screen.
"As the 12th anniversary of the storied Ultima Online franchise approaches this fall, we could not be more excited to launch UO's 8th expansion, Stygian Abyss" said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer for Mythic Entertainment. "On September 8th UO players past and present will be able to experience all new content, including the new Gargoyle race and one of the largest dungeons in UO history."
Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss will be available via UOGamesCodes.com and the EA STORETM:
- Stygian Abyss Expansion: $29.99
- Stygian Abyss Expansion & 30-Day game-time: $39.99
Additionally, consumers who purchase Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss from September 8th - 29th will receive a multi-use Alteration Token to transform current characters into Gargoyles and decorative Stygian Abyss mob boss statues.
Earlier this month Mythic announced that Ultima OnlineTM: Mondain's LegacyTM, the 7th expansion of UO which introduced the playable Elven race and several expansive dungeons, is now available at no charge to existing subscribers, and to new players as part of the 14-day free trial.
Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss expansion requires the original Ultima Online game to play and will be available via digital distribution only. To download Ultima Online at no charge or to find out more information about Ultima Online and the additions from Mondain's Legacy and Stygian Abyss, please visit the official game site .