Mythic Entertainment to Release New Expansion Title Dark Age of Camelot: Trials

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of online gaming, have announced a new expansion to their online game, DARK AGE OF CAMELOT entitled TRIALS OF ATLANTIS. The program is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2003.

"Once again Mythic is extending the world of DARK AGE OF CAMELOT," said Mark Jacobs, president/ceo, Mythic Entertainment. "Fans will be excited by the new quests, new races and Master Level system, not to mention our new graphic engine that will deliver sophisticated underwater and improved above ground visuals."

TRIALS OF ATLANTIS will introduce the ability for players to swim to explore the submerged civilization. Players will discover that the previous inhabitants of the city created nine trials for future cultures to discover and explore. To succeed, players must master the perilous ocean and confront monsters, both on land and undersea. Also included in the update will be a Master Level system which players will advance after conquering each trial. Emphasizing group play, the trials will have to be completed by groups of players. In addition, the expansion will add one new player race per Realm, dozens of new monsters to encounter, and new objects and treasures.

Moreover, the game's graphics engine will be upgraded to NDL's state-of-the-art Gamebryo, which will enhance ground texturing, improving the look of all the landscapes. A new graphical tree system will make trees and undergrowth more realistic. In addition, TRIALS OF ATLANTIS will also feature a skinable user interface with more options for customization.

DARK AGE OF CAMELOT: TRIALS OF ATLANTIS is slated to ship to retail in Q4 2003. The expansion will require the original Dark Age of Camelot as well as the Shrouded Isles expansion. This expansion, one of three slated for release this year, will further develop the compelling experience which has already come to define Dark Age of Camelot and its first expansion, Shrouded Isles and will only be available through retail. The other two free expansion packs, including the recently announced housing expansion Foundations, will be made available to all Dark Age of Camelot subscribers.

DARK AGE OF CAMELOT has more than 220,000 paying subscribers and 60,000 people playing simultaneously at peak times. The upgrade will be distributed by Vivendi Universal Games in North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The games were developed by Mythic Entertainment, co-published with Abandon Entertainment and distributed by Vivendi Universal Games.

Based in Fairfax, Virginia, Mythic Entertainment is one of the most successful online game developers, credited with 13 online games. Their titles include ALIENS ONLINE, STARSHIP TROOPERS: BATTLESPACE, GODZILLA ONLINE, SILENT DEATH ONLINE, ROLEMASTER: MAGESTORM, DARKNESS FALLS, SPLATTERBALL and DRAGON'S GATE. For more information about Mythic Entertainment, visit www.mythicentertainment.com. New York-based, Vivendi Universal Games is a global leader in multi-platform interactive entertainment. To learn more about the company and its products visit www.vugames.com.

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