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Free Realms Finally Comes To PlayStation 3 On March 29th

Posted by Sammy Barker

After years of speculation, Sony Online Entertainment's finally attached a release date to the PS3 port of its free-to-play MMO, Free Realms

Get your pens and calendars ready, because March 29th is the date to mark.

For those unfamiliar with the PC version, Free Realms is a kind of casual MMO that's totally free to play. Think PlayStation Home but with more animals and less cyber-sex. Sort of.

SOE notes that "Free Realms offers an amazing array of gameplay activities all rolled up into one massive, seamless, virtual world". The developer cites T-Rex rides, dungeons and "exciting quests" as examples of activities on offer. There's also multiplayer go-karting, soccer matches and "pirate ship battles", all enhanced by simple to use matchmaking.

In addition to mini-games, you'll also be able to build up your own character and choose from a variety of 15 professions. Apparently there are over 30,000 unique clothing and equipment options on offer too.

We're a little bummed that there's no European date on this yet. There's no shame in a little casual gaming from time to time, and the variety of content Free Realms has to offer sounds like it would hold our interest for a while. We have a weakness for games with lots of activities wrapped up into a common aesthetic.

Last year, SOE announced that Free Realms had an active user-base of 12 million players. We imagine that number is about to rocket.

There's more information on the PlayStation Blog.

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