FAIRFAX, VA – DECEMBER 7, 2004 – Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, “Dark Age of
Camelot,” today announced that “Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs” has shipped to retail stores throughout North America. The online game’s fifth expansion, “Catacombs” debuts instanced Private Adventuring(TM) for solo and group quests, adds five new classes, reveals a vast new underworld to explore, and a major character and environment graphics overhaul. “Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs” is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB, and has a suggested retail price of $29.99.
Players will delve beneath the three Realms for new adventures based on the game’s original back story, and experience instanced Private Adventuring(TM) for challenging solo and group play that is accessible to players at all levels. “Catacombs” upgrades graphics throughout the game, including playable characters, monsters, and dungeon environments, and introduces a character customization feature. Five new player classes make their debut in “Catacombs,” offering new challenges and the chance to see “Camelot” through the eyes of a Heretic, Warlock, Valkyrie, Vampiir or Bainshee.
“It’s been three years since we successfully launched ‘Dark Age of Camelot,’ and with ‘Catacombs,’ we are more proud of the game than ever. We’re
continually improving the game play, visuals and features, and with ‘Catacombs,’ the game stands up against any new titles in the MMO genre. ‘Dark Age of Camelot’ features a depth of game play that few can match, and offers something for every type of play style,” said Mark Jacobs, president and CEO of Mythic Entertainment. “With ‘Catacombs’ we’re thrilled to introduce instanced Private Adventuring(TM), which makes ‘Dark Age of Camelot’ even more accessible for more casual players as it allows players with limited time to jump in and get into the action more quickly than ever.”
For more information on “Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs,” please visit http://catacombs.darkageofcamelot.com/ .
About “Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs”
“Catacombs” is the fifth expansion pack for “Dark Age of Camelot.” It features a vast new underground environment of friendly cities and dangerous dark dungeons. Many of the new quest areas are “instanced’ and can be explored privately by single groups and solo players of all levels. Five new player classes make their debut in “Catacombs”: the Heretic in Albion; the Warlock and Valkyrie in Midgard; and the Vampiir and Bainshee in Hibernia.
The first new addition a player will notice in “Catacombs” will undoubtedly be the major art upgrade to player character models. This all-new set of player character models includes features such as detailed facial features, hairstyles, skin tones, and more stunning looks for armors and clothing. This upgrade applies to all character models, not just the new player classes.
“Catacombs” is aimed at players of all levels and experience. Content will be provided for characters of the lowest levels up through the most experienced.
About Mythic Entertainment
Mythic Entertainment is 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(R),” Mythic’s success is based in proprietary technology, superior game design and exemplary customer service delivered by a talented staff of more than 150 people. “Dark Age of Camelot(R)” is played by more than 250,000 subscribers in almost every country in the world, and has been translated into four languages.
In March 2003, TA Associates completed a $32 million investment in Mythic, the largest ever granted to any independent game developer. Mythic has been recognized for their business achievements by the Inc. 500, Deloitte Fast 500, and as a 2004 finalist in the Dell Small Business Awards. In addition to “Dark Age of Camelot(R)” expansions, Mythic is currently developing “Imperator(TM),” a next-generation Sci-fi MMORPG, scheduled for release in winter of 2005. More information about Mythic Entertainment is available at www.mythicentertainment.com .