MYTHIC ENTERTAINMENT(R) RELEASES "DARKNESS RISING(TM)"
Undertake an Epic Quest and Become a Champion of the Realms in the Sixth Expansion for "Dark Age of Camelot(R)"
FAIRFAX, VA - October 11, 2005 - Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of massively-multiplayer online role-playing games, today released "Darkness Rising(TM)," the sixth expansion pack for the critically-acclaimed "Dark Age of Camelot(R)." The new expansion is available both as a stand alone product via Mythic's new integrated digital distribution system and as part of the new "Dark Age of Camelot: Epic Edition" available at retail today.
"Dark Age of Camelot" subscribers can now purchase and activate "Darkness Rising" for $19.99 through a new in-game menu option. For more information about ordering "Darkness Rising," visit: www.darkageofcamelot.com/DarknessRising/order.php.
"There is a lot of challenging new content available to players in 'Darkness Rising.' There is an epic quest to save the Realms, customizable player-controlled mounts, and new champion weapons. It's a chance to serve your king and become a true Champion of the Realms," says Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer for "Dark Age of Camelot." "For MMORPG fans who have yet to discover 'Camelot' and its unique Realm vs Realm game play, they'll find everything they need in the 'Epic Edition.'"
"Darkness Rising" is included, along with the original game and the five earlier expansions, in the new "Dark Age of Camelot: Epic Edition" which ships to retailers today. Suggested retail price is $39.99.
"Darkness Rising" requires the original "Dark Age of Camelot," and "Catacombs" expansion to play. Former players returning to the game can re-activate their account, regain their original characters and take advantage of the online availability of the expansion.
A 14-day free trial of "Dark Age of Camelot," which includes the original game as well as the "Shrouded Isles," "Foundations," and "New Frontiers" expansions, is available for download from www.darkageofcamelot.com/downloads.
About "Darkness Rising(TM)"
"Darkness Rising" begins a new chapter in the epic saga of "Dark Age of Camelot." Years of strife and conflict have taken their toll upon the peoples of Albion, Midgard and Hibernia. Increasing occurrences of rebel uprisings threaten to plunge the Realms into turmoil and chaos, and in this desperate hour, a call for help has gone out. Only a true champion of the Realm can stem the tides of revolt and save their Realm from destruction from within. Answering this call, the player must embark on a quest to crush the rebels seeking to depose the Realm's self-anointed ruler. However, all is not as it seems. Behind the uprisings, dark powers are seeking to exploit the three Realms during their time of need. From the halls of the infamous dungeon, Darkness Falls, these sinister forces are massing a mighty invasion force to subjugate all the Realms and establish a nightmarish new order on Earth. New foes have emerged to challenge the might of Albion, Midgard and Hibernia. A new darkness is rising in the lands. The courage and might of a champion is all that stands between the forces of evil and total domination.
In "Darkness Rising," players will be able to win the right to be called Champion and ride their own mounts into conflict. Majestic player controlled horses and other more fantastic steeds can be embellished and customized as players complete the appropriate quests. In addition, new levels of advancement will be available, along with class-specific Champion Weapons for those who earn the right to be called Champion of the Realm.
For more information about "Darkness Rising," visit www.darkageofcamelot.com/darknessrising/.
About "Dark Age of Camelot(R)"
Celebrating its four year anniversary in October 2005, "Dark Age of Camelot" is a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game ("MMORPG") featuring Realm vs. Realm(TM) combat, Mythic's unique take on Player vs. Player action, multiple class and race combinations, a robust trade skill system, and the most comprehensive player Guild system in any MMORPG. The world of "Dark Age of Camelot" features three Realms at war - Midgard, Hibernia and Albion. Based on the mythologies of Viking-era Scandinavia, ancient Ireland, and Arthurian Britain, respectively, the once-peaceful Realms began to battle after the death of King Arthur. Players quest, fight monsters, form guilds and eventually gain enough power to defend their Realm from enemies. Since its release in October 2001, "Dark Age of Camelot" has received critical acclaim, including Online Game of the Year by Computer Games Magazine and Computer Gaming World, and PC Game of the Year by USA Today and MSNBC. "Dark Age of Camelot" continues to grow and expand worldwide and has proven to be an enduring success.
For more information about "Dark Age of Camelot," visit www.darkageofcamelot.com.
About Mythic Entertainment(R)
Mythic Entertainment is celebrating its 10th anniversary as one of the most successful developers and publishers of massively-multiplayer online role-playing games in the world. Credited with 15 online games, including the award winning "Dark Age of Camelot," Mythic's success is based in proprietary technology, superior game design and exemplary customer service delivered by a talented staff of more than 170 people. "Dark Age of Camelot" is played in almost every country in the world, and is available in seven languages. The game was released in Japanese in January 2005 and in March became the first international MMORPG available in Spanish. Mythic is currently developing the Warhammer MMORPG which will be available in 2007.