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Mythic Entertainment Challenges New MMO Players With Downloadable Free 14-Day Trial

New "Dark Age of Camelot" Trial Version Incorporates Introductory Movie, Tutorial, the Latest Graphics Engine and User Interface Enhancements

FAIRFAX, VA - APRIL 18, 2005 - Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, "Dark Age of Camelot®," today made a new version of the game's 14-day free trial broadly available for download to players new to the compelling world of "Camelot." This trial version incorporates many new features, which Mythic recently introduced as part of the latest in a series of free major upgrades. The 14-day trial is available for download from various web sites listed at

"With all the upgrades we have made to improve the new user experience in our game, there has never been a better time to join 'Dark Age of Camelot,'" said Mark Jacobs, president and CEO of Mythic Entertainment. "Our goal with this trial version was to create an ideal introduction for players unfamiliar with 'Dark Age of Camelot's' unique setting and features, including our industry-leading Realm vs. Realm system of PvP combat."

"Dark Age of Camelot's" new player tutorial features a step-by-step guide to the game that utilizes professional voiceover talent, and leaves players with a clear understanding of how to get started with the game. In addition to the tutorial, Mythic added a video that introduces the game's three Realms and the game's unique form of PvP combat, Realm vs. Realm.

The latest in a series of regular free updates since the game's first release, the update also adds a host of new missions to Realm vs. Realm play including "Caravan Guarding," and introduces "Tower Razing," which allows players to see towers actually crumble to the ground in RvR combat.

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About "Dark Age of Camelot®"

"Dark Age of Camelot®" is a next generation massively-multiplayer online role-playing game ("MMORPG"), and features state-of-the-art 3D 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 an industry-leading customer support program, "Dark Age of Camelot®" continues to grow and expand worldwide and has proven to be an enduring success. "Dark Age of Camelot®" is played in almost every country in the world, and is available in seven languages. The game was released in Japan in January and in April became the first international MMORPG available in Spanish.

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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.

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 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 "ImperatorTM," a next-generation Sci-fi MMORPG, scheduled for release in summer 2006. More information about Mythic Entertainment is available at


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