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Grab the bull by the horns in the seventh expansion to the epic fantasy MMORPG
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

September 7, 2006 - GOA - the France Telecom owned publisher of online games - has announced it will be publishing Labyrinth of the Minotaur, the seventh expansion to the epic fantasy Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game Dark Age of Camelot. Currently in development at EA Mythic (formerly Mythic Entertainment), the expansion is scheduled to ship in Europe in Q1 2007 for the PC, in time for the fifth anniversary of the game's release.

"I can't think of any better way to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Dark Age of Camelot than with the release of a new expansion for the players," said Walt Yarbrough, Producer. "This exciting, story-driven content will bring new thrills to an already vibrant and thriving game world. There is no better time to be playing Camelot than right now!"

The ancient race of Minotaur has returned and they seek the help of the mightiest warriors from the three warring Realms. Powerful Minotaur Relics, long hidden and sealed away, have been unearthed, and their corrupting influence now threatens the world of Camelot.

To combat this growing evil, Labyrinth of the Minotaur introduces the first new playable race to the Realms in two years - the Minotaur. Half man, half bull, the Minotaur's strength is so great he can wield two-handed weapons with a single hand. The introduction of this new race will allow even the most seasoned players to experience the world of Camelot from an entirely new perspective.

In return for aiding their tribes, the Minotaur emissaries have agreed to share the secret of a new player class, the Mauler. Experienced players from any Realm can unlock this new brawling class. With the ability to channel the elemental powers of the earth, the Mauler brings a new set of skills and abilities to the game for a fresh take on Player vs. Environment (PvE) quests and Realm vs. Realm (RvR) combat. In addition, the emissaries of the Minotaur can help any Champion of the Realms expand their powers and abilities with five new Champion Levels.

In their search for the Minotaur Relics, players will journey deep beneath the Frontiers to explore the vast Labyrinth, the largest single dungeon in any MMO. This dungeon contains exciting new PvE quests, new encounters, and challenging new areas for RvR combat. The Labyrinth is filled with great evil, but even greater treasures, including new Mythical items, which can be found by the bravest of adventurers. Players who recover one of the Minotaur relics may use the item, but become targets to be hunted by the other Realms. This new RvR game play will bring Camelot's popular relic raid experience to small groups on a daily basis.

Opportunities for players to receive an exclusive pet, the Clockwork Kitten, to accompany them on their journeys throughout the Realms will be announced at a later date.

Further details about Labyrinth of the Minotaur will be revealed this Autumn during the "Festival du jeu vidéo" event, taking place in Paris at the beginning of October 2006.

More information about the expansion will be made available before release at the Dark Age of Camelot homepage:

About Dark Age of Camelot

Dark Age of Camelot is a second generation massively multiplayer roleplaying game (MMORPG) in full 3D that enables thousands of internet users to play together through their characters. True epic sagas, these games are virtual and persistent places of adventure. Their life is infinitely longer than that of classic video games.With more than 350,000 boxes sold, the game has enjoyed continuous success since its release in February 2002. Published by GOA, France Telecom's game department, the game is localised in French, English, German, Italian and Spanish.

Dark Age of Camelot can only be played online and can be downloaded for free as part of the trial offer. After this period of free trial, it requires a valid subscription. Complete box sets and expansions are available in stores or online.

For detailed information concerning the game :

About GOA

GOA is the videogames department of France Telecom's "Content Division", and benefits from a seven-year experience in the management of massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

Forerunner of this activity in Europe, its teams reconcile expertise with a passion for games and take advantage of France Telecom's technical platform to offer the best of online games to European players.

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