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Free Realms celebrates third birthday

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Sony Online Entertainment is celebrating the third birthday of Free Realms this week.

Free Realms has been made available for PC, Mac, and PlayStation Network gamers for three years and has reached over 20 million registered users since its launch.

Third birthday celebrations will include new birthday story quests, daily rewards, and a world event returning the villain Cakenstein. All players will also earn a free birthday hat, and be able to participate in several in-game community events, or purchase limited-edition items and pets from the Marketplace.

Sony Online Entertainment also publishes Clone Wars Adventures and EverQuest.

Free Realms Gameplay Screenshot


The Family-Friendly Online World Invites Players to Join the Fun with In-Game Events, Special Items and Birthday Quests

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.April 30, 2012 – The fun and celebration continues in Free Realms® as Sony Online Entertainment’s (SOE) family-friendly, free-to-play online game turns three years old. To celebrate its third birthday, Free Realms is inviting players across the PC, Macintosh® and PlayStation®Network to an array of exciting in-game activities including a number of birthday story quests, daily birthday rewards, and an epic in-game world event featuring the return of one of Sacred Grove’s favorite villains, Cakenstein.

Through a truly customizable gameplay experience, Free Realms allows players in an online world to do whatever they want, whenever they want. Players can customize their own virtual home, adopt a pet, play fun minigames or even test their skills on the battlefield against the toughest enemies. Since its initial launch, Free Realms has surpassed 20 million registered users and continues to actively grow. While only a mere three years old, the game already has an arsenal of achievements; from having more than 59,000 in-game items such as customizable pets and unique clothing including the popular “Skeletal Hoodie,” to players starting more than 112.8 million collection quests.

“We are so very thankful for all of our Free Realms players,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. “We believe our players are our extended family and celebrating this birthday is a great testament to them. As the Free Realms community continues to grow, our goal will always be to find new ways to keep our players engaged and give them fun experiences to discover and enjoy. To further support this goal, in the next few weeks, we will be bringing players an opportunity to go even deeper into the world of Free Realms, and I can’t wait to see and hear their reactions.”

To complement Free Realms’ three-year milestone, SOE will be rewarding all players with a special birthday hat, hosting a number of in-game community events, and offering birthday items for purchase in the in-game Marketplace including a party Piñata pet, birthday furniture, and more.

Free Realms is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) with content descriptors of Crude Humor and Fantasy Violence.

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Sony Online Entertainment is celebrating the third birthday of Free Realms this week.