Dark Age spreads across Europe

UK, France and Germany to get new massively multiplayer role-playing game

Source - press release

Mythic Entertainment have inked a deal with French publisher Wanadoo which will see their massively multiplayer role-playing game Dark Age of Camelot distributed in the UK, France and Germany from January 2002. Meanwhile French online gaming company GOA will be setting up local servers for European players, and beta testing on these should start soon. Mythic president Mark Jacobs is said to be "expecting great things from our partnership", while GOA were quick to return the loving, with managing director Ghislaine Le Rhun commenting that "we are proud to offer such a high standard game to European players".

Dark Age is the latest entry in an increasingly crowded genre, but has been picking up quite an online following in recent months. The game takes place in a medieval-inspired fantasy world with locations loosely based on Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia, while the storyline picks up after the death of the legendary King Arthur. Mythic are promising "the most comprehensive guild system" every seen in this kind of game, as well as plenty of player vs player combat between the three realms. Rumours of the presence of a foul tempered bunny are unsubstantiated at this stage.

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