Anarchy Online Shadowlands Goes Gold - Release 26th of August –

Oslo, Norway—July 30, 2003 – Shadowlands, the highly anticipated expansion pack for Funcom’s award-winning massively multiplayer online game Anarchy Online, has gone gold. Shadowlands nearly doubles the current content in Anarchy Online, setting a new benchmark for MMO expansion packs.

“We know we have created something truly unique,” said Game Director Gaute Godager. “Shadowlands takes Anarchy Online to a whole new level. With highly innovative features, a magical ambience and a creative universe without boundaries, we are sure that both new and existing players will find a deeply involving online gaming experience”

As the dark past of Rubi-Ka is revealed, the players enter a strange, alien world spanning seven distinct geographical themes across 20+ gigantic playfields. Shadowlands takes the players on an incredible journey through the realm of mankind’s ancient ancestors, and into the cradle of human civilization.

The elaborate feature-set of Shadowlands has created a collective buzz among the PC gaming press. Shadowlands was awarded “E3 2003 Expansion Pack of the Show” by IGN who exclaimed “it almost seems like a whole new game”. Equally impressive previews in numerous media have dominated the countdown to launch

Feature Highlights

  • 20+ new playfields across seven distinct themes
  • Enhanced graphics with unique depth and detail
  • Two new professions; Shade and Keeper
  • Hundreds of new monsters with improved AI
  • Thousands of new weapons, armour and items
  • Faction system to further emphasize the strong setting
  • Hundreds of Perks; increasing specialization options even further
  • Shadowbreed, unleash your inner self in combat
  • Increased level cap, 220.
  • 150+ Shadowlands dungeons, with a unique new style
  • New land control areas, where players can conquer the veins of notum
  • The floating city of Jobe
  • New music and audio
  • New deluxe apartments
  • Loads of quests
  • And much more…

The expansion pack will include the full version of Anarchy Online, Anarchy Online - Notum Wars and Anarchy Online – Shadowlands, as well as one month of included game-time for new accounts. Suggested retail price is 29.99 US Dollars / Euro. Customers who pre-order Shadowlands prior to launch are entitled to an exclusive luxury apartment in the floating city of Jobe.

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About Funcom - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of computer and console games with a focus on single-player adventure and role-playing games on multiple platforms, in addition to Persistent Online Worlds. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2003, Funcom continues to expand its track-record of more than 20 games to date. Recent successes include the multi-award winning The Longest Journey, and the award winning and acclaimed Anarchy Online: The Notum Wars (Expansion pack of the year 2002, CGW). For corporate information please visit