The new graphics engine will maintain the game's original perspective while giving it a bold new look that takes advantage of 3D-accelerated special effects. The team is busy re-drawing more than 9,000 pieces of art with which the entire map of Ultima Online -- more than 14 million tiles -- will be re-built, giving the whole game a vibrant new look.
Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn is also a full-featured expansion pack with a wide array of new content and features that will be announced later this year. The new expansion will include a playable race, and add to or enhance many of the key features of Ultima Online: epic battles versus powerful monsters, deep dangerous dungeons, player-versus-player combat, creative housing design, crafting, and much more.
Be Exactly Who You Want To Be -- A flexible character creation system based on 55 different skills, including everything from sorcery to swordsmanship to animal taming to carpentry. You choose how you want to play and what your character is good at.
Battle Fearsome Monsters - Hunt hundreds of deadly monsters across a massive world filled with exotic locations and treacherous dungeons. Take on paragons, champion spawns and peerless monsters, perhaps the most fearsome and difficult creatures in any MMORPG.
Take On Worthy Opponents -- A wide variety of Player-versus-Player (PvP) options, including faction wars for territory control, guild wars for loot and bragging rights, and wide-open, “no rules” PvP for the most dangerous of players.
Completely Customizable Housing -- Design your own house from the ground up. Build a fearsome fortress, a mansion of marble or a garden cottage.
Powerful Crafting System – Make and customize almost anything in the game: powerful weapons, sturdy armor, magic potions, bedroom furniture, and much, much more.
Start Your Own In-Game Business -- Build your own vendor mall and sell wares you’ve created, collected or bargained for. Achieve wealth beyond your dreams by buying low and selling high.
Belong to a Worldwide Community of Players -- Join a guild, go on group adventures, take part in epic events, hang out at the corner pub, and join player-created social events. Thousands of friends are waiting for you.