EA and Ultima Online
Announce “Return to Britannia” Campaign in Honor of 12th Anniversary Celebration
as Ultima Online
first launched on September 25, 1997.
They celebrate the first dozen years of operation by the fantasy-themed MMORPG
by offering former players the chance to play the game in its current form for
free between now and October 16. For everyone else, there's also a
14-Day Free Trial
for the game.
Here's word on Return to Britannia:
Closed accounts in good standing have
been re-activated, and former players can log back into the game using their
original user name and passwords.
New content available to returning players through the Return to Britannia
Campaign includes Mondain’s Legacy, the 7th UO expansion which introduced the
playable Elven race and dangerous, new dungeons to explore. Mondain’s Legacy was
made available at no charge in August 2009 to existing subscribers and to new
players as part of the Ultima Online 14-day free trial.
“We’re hoping that, as part of the Return to Britannia Campaign, former players
will once again rediscover the joys of Ultima Online,” said Jeff Hickman,
Executive Producer for Mythic Entertainment. “UO was the first love of many
MMORPG players, and it still holds a special place in their hearts after 12
glorious years. I think returning players will be pleasantly surprised to find a
thriving and vibrant community from around the world ready to welcome back their
former compatriots and include them in their ongoing adventures.”