FAIRFAX, VA â€“ MAY 10th, 2005 â€“ Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," today announced plans to open a European office, and to launch their upcoming science-fiction MMORPG, "Imperator," simultaneously in North America and Europe.
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.
â€œ'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,â€ said Mark Jacobs, president and CEO of Mythic Entertainment. â€œOur 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.â€
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 worldâ€™s most successful developers and publishers of massively-multiplayer online role-playing games. Credited with 15 online games, including the award winning â€œDark Age of Camelot,â€ Mythicâ€™s success is based in proprietary technology, superior game design and exemplary customer service delivered by a talented staff of more than 160 people. â€œDark Age of Camelotâ€ 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.