FAIRFAX, VA - October 3, 2005 - Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of massively-multiplayer online role-playing games, today announced that Darkness Rising TM, the sixth expansion pack for the critically-acclaimed Dark Age of Camelot ®, has "gone gold" and will be available on October 11th. The expansion will be available as a stand alone product via Mythic's new integrated digital distribution system and as part of the upcoming Dark Age of Camelot: Epic Edition.
Dark Age of Camelot subscribers can now pre-order Darkness Rising for $19.99 through a new in-game menu option. Anyone ordering before October 10th will receive an exclusive suit of armor for their new in-game mount. For more information about pre-ordering Darkness Rising, visit: www.darkageofcamelot.com/DarknessRising/preorder.php.
"The launch of Darkness Rising showcases our ongoing commitment to our flagship title with thrilling, new content that evolves the world of Dark Age of Camelot beyond its current boundaries," said Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer for Dark Age of Camelot. "With our new digital distribution system, this new content will be immediately available to players upon release."
Darkness Rising will be included, along with the original game and all expansions released to date, in the new Dark Age of Camelot: Epic Edition to be available at retail on October 11th for $39.99.
Darkness Rising requires the original Dark Age of Camelot, and Catacombs expansion pack to play. Former players returning to the game can re-activate their account, regain their original characters and take advantage of the online availability of the expansion.
For those who have yet to discover what has kept people playing Dark Age of Camelot for four years, a 14-day free trial version, which includes the original game as well as the Shrouded Isles, Foundations, and New Frontiers expansions, is available for download from www.darkageofcamelot.com/downloads.
About Darkness Rising TM
Darkness Rising begins a new chapter in the epic saga of Dark Age of Camelot. Years of strife and conflict have taken their toll upon the peoples of Albion, Midgard and Hibernia. Increasing occurrences of rebel uprisings threaten to plunge the Realms into turmoil and chaos, and in this desperate hour, a call for help has gone out. Only a true champion of the Realm can stem the tides of revolt and save their Realm from destruction from within. Answering this call, the player must embark on a quest to crush the rebels seeking to depose the Realm's self-anointed ruler. However, all is not as it seems. Behind the uprisings, dark powers are seeking to exploit the three Realms during their time of need. From the halls of the infamous dungeon, Darkness Falls, these sinister forces are massing a mighty invasion force to subjugate all the Realms and establish a nightmarish new order on Earth. New foes have emerged to challenge the might of Albion, Midgard and Hibernia. A new darkness is rising in the lands. The courage and might of a champion is all that stands between the forces of evil and total domination.
In Darkness Rising, players will be able to win the right to be called Champion and ride their own mounts into conflict. Majestic player controlled horses and other more fantastic steeds can be embellished and customized as players complete the appropriate quests. In addition, new levels of advancement will be available, along with class-specific Champion Weapons for those who earn the right to be called Champion of the Realm.
For more information about Darkness Rising, visit www.darkageofcamelot.com/darknessrising/.
About Dark Age of Camelot ®
Dark Age of Camelot is a next generation massively-multiplayer online role-playing game ("MMORPG"), and features Realm vs. RealmTM combat, Mythic's unique take on Player vs. Player action, 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 in October 2001, 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. Dark Age of Camelot continues to grow and expand worldwide and 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, Mythic's success is based in proprietary technology, superior game design and exemplary customer service delivered by a talented staff of more than 160 people. Dark Age of Camelot is played in almost every country in the world, and is available in seven languages. The game was released in Japanese in January 2005 and in March became the first international MMORPG available in Spanish. Mythic is currently developing the Warhammer MMORPG which will be available in 2007.