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‘DARK MAJESTY’ EXPANSION ANNOUNCED FOR ASHERON’S CALL; TO INCLUDE PLAYER HOUSING [Author: Lum the Mad]

Hey, now that I’m unemployed, I can post more updates! In comemmoration, Turbine is announcing a new expansion, introducing the new continent of Marae Lassel and, significantly, the first player-owned housing in a 3D MMORPG.

Asheron’s Call: Dark Majesty builds upon the epic, evolving storyline by paving the way for the return of an old nemesis. “We don’t want to give everything away,” says Nik Davidson, producer of the Expansion Pack, “but suffice to say that the name of the expansion pack is a big clue.”

Turbine also posted a Q&A with Jeff Anderson, Turbine’s CEO and one of the UO2 refugees.

One of my first goals when I came to Turbine was to start developing an Expansion Pack. The Expansion Pack team (under the experienced leadership of Chris Foster and Nik Davidson) have been focused on making it a reality ever since. The Expansion Pack’s key features (real 3D housing on the landscape, item storage, and a new land) firmly establish AC as the leader in MMP’s. We are excited about bringing this and other innovative content to the original game \’e2\’80\’a6 even while we are hard at work on its sequel.

The package will include the original Asheron’s Call, retail for under $20.00, and be available this Christmas.

In other news, Turbine is still not purchased by Microsoft.