Fans of the EverQuest franchise should be pretty happy right now since the fifth expansion in the series will soon be available for purchase. EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey will be published by Sony Online in collaboration with developers Kock Media and fans can already pre-order it digitally or through select retailers. The official release is set for November 18.

Of course, if you decide to pre-order, you’ll get quite a few bonuses so, for a diehard fan this is a must do. For example, those who pre-order the digital download version of EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey (here) will get a Void Beast Pet and a Legends of Norrath Loot Card. These two goodies offer, among other things, a cumulative 800 points reduction of the rent status.

If you decide to pre-order the retail version of the Everquest expansion, you’ll be rewarded with a bit more things: a Collectible Pewter Figurine, the Dire Bear Mount and Pet and a Legends of Norrath Ethernauts loot card. All these come with a pretty nice collectible poster, so if you get the chance it’s clearly better for you to go for this retail pre-order.

Providing new content for players levels 50-80, including more than 20 new zones and an achievement point increase to 200, EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey will be released on November 18.