Mythic Entertainment announced that Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss will be released on September 8th, 2009. It is the 8th expansion pack to Ultima Online and promises to be a promising add on. The expansion pack revolves around the newly introduced and playable Gargoyle race. There will be expansive new environments to explore including the Gargoyle homeland of Ter Mur and the Stygian Abyss, the largest dungeon area ever introduced to the game. It will contain new boss monsters including Medusa, Primeval Lich and the Stygian Dragon. Players will also be able to enter Player vs. Player zones where adventurers will be pitted against one another.

There will be an Open Beta from Friday, August 14th through Sunday, August 23rd by logging on to the Retribution server. The expansion is launched as the series approaches its 12th anniversary. While it will be a popular addition to the series, it is only available as a digital download and will be available via and the EA Store for $ 29.99, with an offer for 20-Day Game time and the Expansion pack for $39.99.

Additionally, players who purchase the expansion from September 8th through the 29th will receive a multi-use Alteration Token to transform their current characters into Gargoyles, an exclusive gargoyle craftable pet and decorative Stygian Abyss mob boss statues. Fans of the series will also be allowed to access the 7th expansion pack called Mondain’s Legacy free of charge to existing subscribers.

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