Dark Age of Camelot Platinum Edition Released

Mythic Entertainment released today Dark Age of Camelot Platinum Edition which contains the original game, an introductory player’s guide, a one-month free subscription to the game, a complimentary trial copy of the game that players can give to a friend, and all four expansion packs: Shrouded Isles, Trials of Atlantis, Foundations and the recently released New Frontiers (story). Dark Age of Camelot: Platinum Edition is distributed by Vivendi Universal Games in North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa,
MYTHIC ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES “DARK AGE OF CAMELOT(R): PLATINUM EDITION” Critically-Acclaimed Online Game Welcomes New Players with Special Edition including “New Frontiers” FAIRFAX, VA – June 29, 2004 - Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the critically-acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game, “Dark Age of Camelot(R),” today released “Dark Age of Camelot: Platinum Edition,” containing the original game and all four expansion packs. The retail expansions, “Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles(TM)” and “Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis(TM),” as well as free expansions, “Dark Age of Camelot: Foundations(TM),” and the recently released “Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers(TM),” are included in the "Platinum Edition," along with an introductory player’s guide, a one-month free subscription to the game and a complimentary trial copy of the game that players can give to a friend. “The ‘Dark Age of Camelot’ experience keeps expanding, and new players can delve right into the incredibly rich and varied gameplay with the 'Platinum Edition,'” said Mark Jacobs, president and CEO of Mythic Entertainment. “Whether it is the lands of ‘Shrouded Isles,’ the ‘Trials of Atlantis’ or the unique challenge of Realm vs. Realm combat which we recently reinvented with the release of ‘New Frontiers,’ a world of challenges awaits fans of role-playing games.” “Dark Age of Camelot: Platinum Edition” is distributed by Vivendi Universal Games in North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and is available for a suggested retail price of $29.99. About “Dark Age of Camelot: Platinum Edition” "Platinum Edition" players will have access to the vast array of gameplay options offered in “Shrouded Isles,” “Foundations,” “Trials of Atlantis,” and “New Frontiers.” “Shrouded Isles,” “Dark Age of Camelot’s” first expansion pack, extends the original game, and increases the action with new character classes, races, continents, monster models and advanced AI, weapons, and quests. “Foundations” adds customizable real estate to Mythic’s online world by enabling players and guilds to pick the neighborhood they want to live in, choose the perfect lot, and then select a house style that fits their taste and budget. Players can decorate the house’s interior and exterior, and use the dwelling as a base for a home business. For higher level characters, “Trials of Atlantis” offers a new world of challenges based on the mysterious underwater world of Atlantis. Intense group play, three all-new races, and amazing graphical upgrades throughout “Dark Age of Camelot” await those that take on the Trials. “Dark Age of Camelot’s” latest expansion, “New Frontiers,” reinvents the unique Realm versus Realm combat system, Mythic’s take on Player vs. Player (PvP) play. “New Frontiers” makes battles more accessible to players, deepens the tactical possibilities and diversity of warfare styles, and establishes a concrete rewards system for Realm vs. Realm combat. About “Dark Age of Camelot” “Dark Age of Camelot(R)” is a next generation massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, and features state-of-the-art 3D-accelerated graphics with 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, “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. With climbing subscription numbers and unmatched customer support, “Dark Age of Camelot” has proven to be an enduring success. For more information about “Dark Age of Camelot,” visit www.darkageofcamelot.com. 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 over 150 people. “Dark Age of Camelot” 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 and Touche’s Fast 500, and as a 2004 finalist in the Dell Small Business Awards. In addition to “Dark Age of Camelot” 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 . About Vivendi Universal Games Headquartered in Los Angeles, VU Games is a leading global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. Its development studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, Sierra Entertainment, Fox Interactive and Massive Entertainment. VU Games' library of over 700 titles features multi-million unit selling properties such as “Warcraft,” “StarCraft” and “Diablo” from Blizzard; “Crash Bandicoot,” “Spyro The Dragon,” “Ground Control,” “Tribes” and “Leisure Suit Larry.”