Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn
A series of clues provided by developers via an in-game event arc has allowed players to find a URL on the Ultima Online website wherein a simple message is contained as well as a Flash movie featuring screenshots of the upgraded graphics.
EA has referred to the UO:KR client as "2.5d," meaning that it was written in 3d and then effectively backslid into 2d to make it easier for lower-end computers to run. And, presuambly, to maintain the "feel" of the game.
The client will be available as a free download for current players of the game.
Although the client when announced had a release date of "Spring 2007," remarks made by EA at a player convention in New York City in fact suggest that the beta test will not start until June 2007.
- Original expansion announcement message
- UOGuide page containing details and screenshots
- EA website with links to download zip of screenshots and pdf of press release
- Ultima Online website
- Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn Interview on FiringSquad