Was pointed to this story on GameDaily:
In an upcoming interview to be featured in the September 15th issue of GameWEEK magazine, a few interesting things were brought up regarding the development of Ultima Online 2. The interview features Todd McFarlane and Terry Fitzgerald, president of McFarlane Productions. In the interview, they outline some details about a partnership with Origin Systems Inc. and McFarlane Toys for the upcoming massively multiplayer online sequel to Ultima Online. According to Fitzgerald, the partnership creates a “Todd McFarlane and Origin Ultima Online 2.”
Fitzgerald mentioned that McFarlane Toys will not only be creating UO 2 action figures, but aiding in the creation of the game’s characters as well. Fitzgerald also hinted that the release date of UO 2 will be in September 2000. He also stated that there was a prospect of Ultima Online action figures as a teaser going into the sequel.
UO Action Figures. Collect yours today. I’ll trade you my Lum the Mad for your Butt Naked Avenger!
(BTW for those who don’t know Todd McFarlane is the um, special person behind the “Spawn” series of comics. Apparently they are also somehow linked to that oh-so-fresh Austin Powers:Operation Trivia game. In heaven, Jesus wept.)