Sony ships EverQuest for Mac

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Almost a year after the company first announced plans to bring its hugely popualr EverQuest to the Macintosh, Sony Online Entertainment Inc. has made good on its promise and shipped the game. EverQuest Macintosh Edition shipped to retailers this week.

EverQuest is a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG), and four years after its first release remains a mainstay in the online gaming world. It has sold more than 2 million copies for Windows, and provides more than 118,000 simultaneous users with the ability to experience an online world called Norrath.

Set in a medieval fantasy realm populated by monsters, magic, and rich folklore, the Macintosh version of EverQuest enables Mac OS X users to, for the first time, experience this fantasy world as they fight common enemies, collect treasure, and increase their skill level. EverQuest for Macintosh players can create custom characters from 15 different races and 15 different classes as they explore the land of Norrath either alone or in parties.

combines the "Classic" game along with its first four expansion packs: The Ruins of Kunark, The Scars of Velious, the Shadows of Luclin and the Planes of Power. It's available for US$49.99, which includes a 30 day trial membership (playing longer than that will require you to pay for an ongoing subscription).

Minimum system requirements call for a G4/700MHz or faster; 256MB RAM; Mac OS X 10.2.4; ATI Radeon or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or better graphics card with 32MB VRAM; 28.8Kbps dial-up Internet connection or better; 2.1GB hard disk space.

More information about EverQuest for Macintosh is available on the Web site.

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