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MEDIA ALERT: PIRACY AND POLITICS COLLIDE IN PIRATES OF THE

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/New Asian-themed Ships, New Faction, Physical Ship Rewards Program
Highlighted in Latest Expansion/

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*WHAT:* /Pirates of the South China Seas/, the latest expansion of the
/Pirates Constructible Strategy Game (CSG) Online/, is now available for
digital download.

Piracy and politics intertwine in the South China Seas! A new faction
rules these waters, one powerful enough to influence the rise and fall
of even the mighty Imperial dynasties. Crewing exotic looking vessels
such as the massive six-masted junk and the fearsome Dragon ship, the
Jade Rebellion rules the trade routes leading in and out of these lands
and seeks to keep the treasures of the South China Seas out of the hands
of the imperialists from the west.

Online tournament players will additionally be rewarded with new bounty
with this expansion. From June 13 until August 1, 2007, each player that
enters a sanctioned Pirates CSG Online tournament will receive a
randomly selected digital Limited Edition ship from the Pirates of the
South China Seas set as well as a redemption offer good for one randomly
selected Limited Edition physical ship for the tabletop version of
WizKids? Pirates of the South China Seas.* In addition, winning players
for all other Pirates CSG Online tournaments during this limited time
will receive the same digital ship and physical redemption offers..
Redeemable Limited Edition ships for all tournaments will be chosen at
random from the following:

· El Afortunado ? A great treasure hunting ship

· Le Triomphant ? Perfect for ?hit and run? tactics

· La Belle Poule ? Ideal for exploring islands

· Floating Stone ? Fast and Lucky

· Dragon?s Talon ? A sturdy and resilient fighter

· Tiger?s Paw ? Crews of any nation/faction can use their abilities
aboard her

*FEATURES:*

* 72 different ships to scuttle or scavenge, including the stalwart
Dragon ship, sturdy Korean Turtle ship and the powerful six-masted
pirate junk
* A new pirate faction for players to ally with ? the Jade Rebellion
* 46 different treasures and crew.
* New game-changing Events that quickly turn the tide of battle ?
discover looted treasure is fake, summon rolling fog banks or
cross swords with your opponents.

*WHO: *Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a global leader in the
online entertainment industry.*//*

*WHEN:* *Wednesday, June 13, 2007*

*WHERE: *For more information on /Pirates of the South China Seas/ and
/Pirates/

/CSG Online/, visit the website at www.piratesgameonline.com
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* Offer expires August 1, 2007. Redemption must occur on or before
August 30, 2007. Offer good for one (1) Limited Edition ship and one (1)
Limited Edition physical ship randomly selected (from the list above)
from the Pirates of the South China Seas expansion. Player must have an
active Station Account and a registered account with Pirates CSG Online
in order to redeem the physical ship. Redemptions are only processed
through the Pirates CSG Online software. Not valid in conjunction with
any other coupon or offer. No cash value. Non-transferable. Void where
prohibited. Please allow six (6) to eight (8) weeks for delivery. Sony
Online Entertainment and WizKids are not responsible for lost or stolen
cards.

*About Sony Online Entertainment *

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in
massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of
subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides
compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console
and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit
titles including /EverQuest®/, /EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®,
Untold Legends?, /and /PlanetSide/®,/ /as well as for developing /Star
Wars /Galaxies/?, /SOE continues to redefine the business of online
gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing
new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San
Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle,
WA, Denver, CO, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in
development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer
Entertainment America.**

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/SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks
of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Untold Legends is a trademark of Sony
Online Entertainment LLC. /

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*About WizKids*

A wholly owned subsidiary of the Topps Company (TOPP), WizKids is a
Seattle-based game developer and publisher dedicated to creating
tabletop games driven by imagination. Its /HeroClix/® and /Pirates/
brands are among the most successful games on the market today, with
over one hundred million miniature game figures sold worldwide. For
additional information, visit www.wizkidsgames.com
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/©2007 WizKids Inc. All rights reserved. HeroClix, Pirates of the South
China Seas, constructible strategy game, and WizKids are trademarks of
WizKids Inc./


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