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Dark Age of Camelot Among EA's November Lineup

Highlighting its November lineup of game titles, Electronic Arts released two new DARK AGE OF CAMELOT (DAOC) in North America. LABYRINTH OF THE MINOTAUR, the MMORPG's 7th expansion, is being released in conjunction with the epic fantasy game's 5th anniversary. The new expansion is available both as a stand alone product via digital distribution and as part of the new DARK AGE OF CAMELOT: 5TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION. Developed by EA Mythic (formerly Mythic Ent.), the titles are available for the PC and require an internet connection to play.

DARK AGE OF CAMELOT subscribers can now purchase LABYRINTH OF THE MINOTAUR for $19.99 through an in-game menu option. For more information, visit darkageofcamelot.com/lotm/order/.

The DARK AGE OF CAMELOT 5TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is the definitive compilation of the game and contains the original game and all seven expansions. It sells for $29.99.

DARK AGE OF CAMELOT is a massively-multiplayer online role-playing game ("MMORPG") featuring realm vs. realm combat, EA Mythic's unique take on player vs. player action. In addition, the game features multiple class and race combinations, a robust trade skill system, and a comprehensive player Guild system. 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.

For basketball fans, EA has released NBA LIVE 07 for mobile. The title for mobile will feature all 30 NBA teams, more than 400 real NBA players, five-on-five action and textured courts and logos. NBA LIVE 07 is available on major wireless carriers throughout North America. A major feature of the game has legendary sportscaster Marv Albert offering courtside calls in layered audio, providing expert insight and play-by-play commentary.

For retro gaming fans, EA has released EA REPLAY, the company's first ever compilation of classic console games, in North America and in Europe on Dec. 8, 2006. Produced by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C., exclusively for the PSP, this catalog of 14 EA console favorites from the '90s. Titles include:

* B.O.B.* BUDOKAN* DESERT STRIKE* JUNGLE STRIKE* HAUNTING STARRING POLTERGUY* MUTANT LEAGUE FOOTBALL* ROAD RASH* ROAD RASH II* ROAD RASH III* SYNDICATE* ULTIMA: THE BLACK GATE* VIRTUAL PINBALL* WING COMMANDER* WING COMMANDER: SECRET MISSIONS

EA REPLAY will be available exclusively for the PSP system for $19.99. This game has been rated 12+ by PEGI and T by the ESRB.

For online RPG gamers, EA released the ULTIMA ONLINE: 9TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION. The new collection features exclusive Crystal and Shadow housing sets, in addition to the content of seven previous expansion packs. Rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB, the ULTIMA ONLINE: 9TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is priced at $19.99.

Released in September 1997, ULTIMA ONLINE features an epic storyline incorporating elements of magic and fantasy in a world. As players embark upon a hero's quest, they will find hundreds of monsters to battle, human players to fight, treasures to hunt, artifacts to discover, real estate to claim, houses to build, dragons to tame, powerful weapons to craft, fame to earn, fortunes to win, and much, much more.

For SIMS fans, EA released new holiday titles from the world's most popular PC game franchise, THE SIMS 2. THE SIMS 2 HOLIDAY EDITION and THE SIMS 2 HAPPY HOLIDAY STUFF are rated "T" for Teen by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

Available for a limited time only, THE SIMS 2 HOLIDAY EDITION includes the critically-acclaimed game, THE SIMS 2 -- in its entirety -- plus 60 global holiday-themed items that allow your Sims to add sparkle to their holiday celebrations. For PC gamers, THE SIMS 2 HAPPY HOLIDAY STUFF will make your Sims' holidays even more festive with an updated collection of seasonal items, outfit and décor. The pack contains more than 60 items like mistletoe, reindeer lawn ornaments and all-new items from of around the globe like a European-style Father Christmas.

THE SIMS 2 HOLIDAY EDITION containing both the base game and holiday items is available for $ 39.99. THE SIMS 2 HAPPY HOLIDAY STUFF is available for $19.99.

At the beginning of the month, EA released NEED FOR SPEED CARBON. Produced by EA Black Box in Vancouver, B.C., NEED FOR SPEED CARBON expands on the key features that have made the franchise a hit. The title introduces an all-new canyon racing. As the police turn up the heat, the battle ultimately shifts to Carbon Canyon, where territories and reputations can be lost on every perilous curve.

NEED FOR SPEED CARBON is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, PC and Mobile phones. It will also be available for the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii at the launch of each console. NEED FOR SPEED CARBON OWN THE CITY is available on PSP, Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. The price range is from $29.95 to $59.95 depending on platform in North America.

For more information, visit www.ea.com.

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