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Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis Gold

 

MYTHIC ANNOUNCES "DARK AGE OF CAMELOT: TRIALS OF ATLANTIS" HAS GONE GOLD Highly-Anticipated Underwater Expansion Scheduled to Ship This October

FAIRFAX, VA - October 8, 2003 - Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," today announced that "Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis" has gone gold. The second expansion to the critically acclaimed "Dark Age of Camelot," "Trials of Atlantis" features new races, lands, and improved graphics that render the lost continent of Atlantis in stunning detail.

"'Dark Age of Camelot' is an ongoing adventure, and in that spirit, 'Trials of Atlantis' adds to the richness and variety of in-game experiences," said Mark Jacobs, president and CEO of Mythic Entertainment. "High-level characters will delve into the mysteries of Atlantis and delight in the challenging group play, not to mention the gorgeous graphics."

About "Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis" "Trials of Atlantis," the expansion to "Dark Age of Camelot," opens a whole new world in the critically-acclaimed massively-multiplayer online role-playing game. With "Trials of Atlantis," players can rediscover the ancient civilization of Atlantis that was once spread across multiple islands, but is now submerged deep in the ocean. Foreseeing the demise of their society, the ancient people of Atlantis, possessors of extremely powerful magical lore, built a series of Trials into the ruins of their once great culture. Players can now take on the nine trials and unlock new mysterious powers while mastering the perilous ocean and confronting terrifying monsters.

"Trials of Atlantis" is designed to further challenge high-level players by introducing a Master Level advancement system. As a player moves sequentially through each of the nine trials, they will achieve a corresponding Master Level. Emphasizing group play, the trials will have to be tackled by groups of players. Players are able to travel by boat, explore islands within the ruins, swim to submerged dungeons, and battle new creatures in underwater caves. Additionally, "Trials of Atlantis" features three new races, dozens of original monsters, as well as quests to discover and treasures to reclaim.

"Trials of Atlantis" brings many graphical upgrades to "Dark Age of Camelot." It utilizes NDL's state-of-the-art Gamebryo graphic engine and is now DirectX 9 compatible, giving it access to the latest graphical spell, world, and captivating underwater scenes and effects. Many of these graphical upgrades extend to the game's original lands as well as the new Atlantis continent. High-definition terrain textures and new extremely high-definition trees now render Camelot landscapes in realistic detail, even in the game's older areas. Additional graphics upgrades in "Trials of Atlantis" include a new user-skinable interface, new high-polygon monster models, and many new spell and lighting effects.

About Mythic Entertainment Mythic Entertainment is one of the most successful online game developers in the industry today. Credited with 13 online games, including the award winning "Dark Age of Camelot," Mythic has played a major part in the evolution of the online game industry. The company's other titles are some of the most popular online-only games of all time, including "Aliens Online," "Starship Troopers: Battlespace," "Godzilla Online," "Silent Death Online," "Rolemaster: Magestorm," "Darkness Falls," "Splatterball" and "Dragon's Gate." Mythic was named one of Deloitte & Touche's national "Technology Fast 500" companies and regional "Technology Fast 50" companies. For more information about Mythic Entertainment, visit www.mythicentertainment.com.

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