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Online Game’s Underground Expansion Available for Players in Japan

FAIRFAX, VA - APRIL 21, 2005 - Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, "Dark Age of Camelot," today announced that "Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs" has launched in Japan. The online game's first expansion since it was released in Japan in January 2005, "Catacombs" debuts instanced Private AdventuringTM for solo and group quests, adds five new classes, reveals a vast new underworld to explore, and includes a major character and environment graphics overhaul.

"'Dark Age of Camelot' has a dedicated player community in Japan that has embraced the game's unique design, including Realm vs. Realm combat. Releasing fully-localized updates and expansions is a priority for us as we continue to expand the international reach of 'Dark Age of Camelot,'" said Eugene Evans, VP of marketing and business development at Mythic Entertainment. "'Catacombs' brings a great deal of new content and a significant graphical upgrade to the game, and we're thrilled to be able to participate in the burgeoning Japanese MMO market."

Mythic Entertainment released a fully-localized version of "Dark Age of Camelot" in Japan in January 2005. The localization now includes more than 2.4 million words of text. Mythic hosts the game and provides 24-hour Japanese language customer support.

For more information on "Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs" in Japan, visit

http://jp.darkageofcamelot.com/ .

About "Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs"

"Catacombs" is the fifth expansion pack for "Dark Age of Camelot." It features a vast new underground environment of friendly cities and dangerous dark dungeons. Many of the new quest areas are "instanced" and can be explored privately by single groups and solo players of all levels. Five new player classes make their debut in "Catacombs": the Heretic in Albion; the Warlock and Valkyrie in Midgard; and the Vampiir and Bainshee in Hibernia.

The first new addition a player will notice in "Catacombs" will undoubtedly be the major art upgrade to player character models. This all-new set of player character models includes features such as detailed facial features, hairstyles, skin tones, and more stunning looks for armors and clothing. This upgrade applies to all character models, not just the new player classes.

"Catacombs" is aimed at players of all levels and experience. Content will be provided for characters of the lowest levels up through the most experienced.

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 throughout the world in seven languages. It was launched in Japanese in January 2005, and in April 2005 became the first international MMO localized for Spain.


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