Mythic Entertainment has announced that they will be pairing up with GOA to publish and operate their newest game, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, in Europe. The move was not a total surprise, as GOA is also the company responsible for the European operation of Mythic's highly successful Dark Age of Camelot:
FAIRFAX, VA – JUNE 6, 2006 – Mythic Entertainment, a leading developer and publisher of massively-multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG’s), today announced “Warhammer(R) Online: Age of Reckoning(TM)” (WAR) will be published and operated across Europe by GOA, the France Telecom-owned publisher of online games. GOA has successfully operated “Dark Age of Camelot” in Europe with Mythic since 2001. “WAR” is based on Games Workshop’s popular Warhammer(R) fantasy war game and features next generation Realm vs. Realm(TM) (RvR) game play that will immerse players in a world of perpetual conflict. “WAR” will arrive on the PC simultaneously in the US and Europe in the fall of 2007.
“The initial partnership between Mythic and GOA resulted in ‘Dark Age of Camelot’ being the number one MMORPG in Europe for many years,” said Mark Jacobs, CEO and President of Mythic Entertainment. “With ‘WAR’ our goal is nothing less than to take Europe by storm and regain that leadership position in the European market.”
“We are thrilled to be partners with Mythic again and build on the five-year relationship and experience that we’ve been enjoying with their team,” commented Ghislaine Le Rhun, Senior Vice President of GOA. “’Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning’ has tremendous potential and we intend to treat the game with all the care it deserves. We look forward to introducing the game to European players.”
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