Mythic Entertainment announced plans to expand their operations to Europe to help launch Imperator Online on both continents in 2006. For more information on Imperator check out yesterday's Pre-E3 Preview. Also, be sure make your thoughts known on their hype meter.
New Location to Drive Simultaneous European and North American Release of Sci-Fi MMORPG, Imperator, in 2006
The new office will oversee Mythic's European publishing operations including localization, marketing, distribution, customer support and billing for Imperator when it is released in the summer of 2006. Mythic is currently reviewing several possible locations for their European presence and is in discussions with a number of potential European distribution partners. As with Dark Age of Camelot, Imperator will be published by Mythic Entertainment in North America.
"Dark Age of Camelot is a huge success in Europe; it was the first MMORPG to prove the great potential for online games in Europe," said Mark Jacobs, president and CEO of Mythic Entertainment. "Our new office will allow us to participate in the rapidly growing European MMORPG market, and to expand the player community for Imperator and future Mythic titles."
DFC Intelligence, in The Online Game Market report, forecasts that the European market for online games will grow from the current estimate of $300 million in 2004 to reach $2 billion by 2009.
Mythic will reveal a playable version of Imperator, and future plans for Dark Age of Camelot expansions, during the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. The trade show takes place in the LA Convention Center from May 18th - 20th, and Mythic will be located in booth number 5001C in the Concourse Hall.
Imperator is a science-fiction MMORPG set in a distant future where the Roman Republic never fell. Small changes at crucial moments in Roman history create an entirely new timeline for Earth. When the game begins, new threats to our world have sprung up internally and from beyond its borders, making the galaxy more dangerous and even the Roman Republic itself less stable than ever before. Imperator features an accessible mission system, sci-fi weapons, multiple character profession paths, and a compelling alternate vision of our future.
About Mythic Entertainment
Mythic Entertainment is one of the world's most successful developers and publishers of massively-multiplayer online role-playing games. 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 160 people. "Dark Age of Camelot" is played throughout the world in seven languages. It was launched in Japanese in January 2005, and in April 2005 became the first international MMORPG localized for Spain.