Ultima Online goes Gargoyle

Long time fans of Electronic Art’s Ultima MMORPG franchise will see an 8th expansion pack set for September 8th release. Titled Ultima Online : Stygian Abyss, current subscribers can participate in an open beta from August 14th to the 23rd, allowing them to preview the game by logging in the Retribution server on the server selection screen.

With devoted fans around the world, players can now make Gargoyle characters, fly around and explore new areas like Ter Mur, the homeland of these mythic creatures. The expansion also includes new skills, pets, craftables, items and housing design tiles. Sounding like it has aspirations similar to Disney’s Gargoyles, the two are not related. Crafting Gargoyle items will require the use of granite because these creatures are very fond of stone.

The Stygian Abyss itself is described as the largest, most complex dungeon ever introduced. This vast dungeon will have new boss creatures, like the Medusa, Primeval Lich and Stygian Dragon that players will have to eventually face. When that is not enough, there are player versus player zones for gamers to access.
This expansion requires the original Ultima Online game and that is available as a free download through http://www.uo.com or http://www.uoherald.com/stygianabyss

Article from Gamersyndrome.com

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  1. Wow, I didn’t know they where still making new versions of Ultima Online 🙂 .. I used to play UO waaaaayyyyy back in the day. I seriously thought this game had gone away!

  2. Yeah, so did I, and I was a big Ultima fan years ago. I was never good at it, but I did love the games to bits. There’s just something awesome about a a game where you can take everything that isn’t nailed down.

  3. I only ever made it to the dungeon where I kept getting killed by a giant dragon or running down a path and some bastard hiding in a bush would kill me. I think the online costed something like 20 bucks for 3 months of play.. don’t remember cost but I do remember it did cost something, is it still like that?.

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