Next EQII Expansion Announced

SOE has officially announced Rise of Kunark, the next expansion pack to the popular MMORPG EverQuest II. Rise of Kunark is the fourth expansion for EQII, and when it releases this November 13th it’ll add in tons of new content for new and veteran players.

“With Rise of Kunark, we’re continuing to build on the high-quality content and rich, exciting environments that players experienced with Echoes of Faydwer,” says Scott Hartsman, Senior Producer and Creative Director, Sony Online Entertainment. “By combining new content based on the original EverQuest with new races, zones, quests and items, we expect to deliver a deep and fun experience for EverQuest II veterans and new players alike.”

The Rise of Kunark will add a new dragon-like Sarnak player race from the islands of Timorous Deep starting zone, increased player, tradeskill and guild level caps to 80, hundreds of new quests in solo, group and raid varieties, new fabled and legendary armor sets, new Epic Weapon quests for all 24 classes, the Kunarkian Rhinoceros mount, new deities, and plenty of new zones, including some old EQ favorites like the Lake of Ill Omen and Karnor’s Castle. Sounds pretty packed!

Here are a few pieces of concept art SOE has released:

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