The Shadow Odyssey is the name of the fifth expansion that will delight Everquest II fans starting today. An all in one compilation pack will be made available by Sony Online via digital download and via select retailers for $39.99. Do we need more reasons for joy?

I doubt that, since EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey adds a deep, legendary aspect in play: history is repeating now and a new generation of heroes has to save Norrath once more, just as their heroic ancestors – the Ethernauts did. Ruined and unforgiving new regions in Norrath await with new forces of the evil that have to be destroyed!

Among the new features to be brought by the Shadow Odyssey expansion, we would note as most important:

– More than 20 new zones, including the new overland zone, Innothule.
– New achievements for class-specific lines.
– A new Dungeon Delving mission system for players to replay content with new and different experiences.
– Two new deities have been introduced into Norrath, Rodcet Nife and Anashti Sul.

Also, there are EverQuest nostalgic players can experience dungeon themes like Najena, Mistmoore and The Sebilisian Empire, and adventure through more than 18 goal-based dungeons, such as Ruins of Guk and Befallen; five new Heritage Quests with unique rewards; a new, mysterious group of erudites with powerful new armor and equipment will barter for void shards earned during your encounters and much more!

EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey includes Desert of Flames, Kingdom of Sky, Echoes of Faydwer and Rise of Kunark expansion packs, and The Bloodline Chronicles, The Splitpaw Saga and The Fallen Dynasty adventure packs, so we can admit that we’re up for a real treat here!