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To be published in Europe by France-based GOA.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

PARIS, France, 6th of June 2006 - GOA, the France Telecom-owned publisher of online games, is extremely proud to announce that it has secured exclusive publishing and online operational rights for the massively anticipated MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age of ReckoningTM from Mythic Entertainment.

Launching for the PC simultaneously in the US and Europe during fall 2007, Warhammer Online: Age of ReckoningTM is based on Games Workshop's popular Warhammer fantasy world and features next generation Realm vs. RealmTM (RvR) game play that integrates Player vs. Player (PvP) and Player vs. Environment (PvE) combat into a seamless, cutting edge, massively multiplayer online experience.

"We are thrilled to be partners with Mythic again and build on the five-year relationship and experience that we've been enjoying with their team," commented Ghislaine Le Rhun, Senior Vice President of GOA.

"Warhammer Online: Age of ReckoningTM has tremendous potential and we intend to treat the game with all the care it deserves. Mythic's expertise in building deep PvP features - which guarantee long-term fun - will make WAR a unique game. Add to this the amazingly rich Warhammer universe, epic adventures, humour, and a very intuitive user experience, and you end up with a future blockbuster. We look forward to showing the game to European players."

"The initial partnership between Mythic and GOA resulted in Dark Age of Camelot being the number one MMORPG in Europe for many years." said Mark Jacobs, CEO and President of Mythic Entertainment, "With WAR our goal is nothing less than to take Europe by storm and regain that leadership position in the European market."

Already gathering a staggering amount of 'word of mouth' momentum, WAR was especially well received at this year's E3, with wide press coverage and very positive feedback across the globe.

Warhammer Online: Age of ReckoningTM launches on PC in fall 2007. To learn more about WAR, visit the dedicated European website at


GOA is the videogames department of France Telecom's "Content Division", and benefits from six years 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.


Mythic Entertainment recently celebrated its tenth year anniversary as 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 on proprietary technology, superior game design and exemplary customer service delivered by a talented staff of more than 170 people. Dark Age of Camelot is played in almost every country in the world, and is available in seven languages.


War is everywhere in Warhammer Online: Age of ReckoningTM (WAR), the new MMORPG from the creators of Dark Age of Camelot . Based on Games Workshop's wildly successful Warhammer tabletop fantasy war game, WAR features next generation Realm vs. RealmTM (RvR) game play that will immerse players in a world of perpetual conflict. Players can choose to join the Armies of Order (Dwarfs, High Elves, and human subjects of the Empire) or the sinister Armies of Destruction (Orcs and Goblins, Dark Elves, and human worshippers of Chaos) with the ultimate goal in RvR combat being the sacking of an enemy's capital city. To do this, an army must invade and take control of the opposition's homeland. Deciding battles take place on objective-based battlefields and in instanced scenarios - point-balanced battles that make use of NPC mercenaries known as Dogs of War. For the first time, WAR's RvR system integrates both Player vs. Player (PvP) combat and Player vs. Environment (PvE) quests on the same map. Every aspect of the game, including PvE missions, is geared towards the greater war in some important way. Drawing from a quarter century of highly detailed source material, Warhammer Online: Age of ReckoningTM will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.


Games Workshop created the Warhammer world more than 23 years ago, as the setting for its wildly successful tabletop fantasy war game of the same name. Since then the game has been released in six editions, had dozens of supplements, and been the basis for tens of thousands of unique model soldier designs, making it one of the most well documented and detailed fantasy settings in existence. The world itself is a dark and forbidding fantasy realm, where Elves, Orcs, Dwarfs, Undead, and many other races clash constantly in mighty battles seeking domination over each other. Meanwhile, the insidious forces of Chaos strive to undermine the basic fabric of society both from within and by direct invasion with legions of daemons, beastmen and warped human champions.

The Warhammer community stretches across the world, supported by Games Workshop's 330+ stores, 4000+ independent retailers, and many games clubs, tournaments and events such as the annual Games Days and Golden Demon awards in the UK, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Australia. There is also a thriving web community based around the offi cial website and many thousands of fan sites.


Games Workshop Group PLC is the world's largest tabletop war games company. Based in Nottingham, UK, it designs, manufactures and distributes its range of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 games, model soldiers, novels, collectible card games, and role-playing games through more than 330 of its own Hobby centres as well as by mail order, Internet and more than 4,000 independent retailers in over 50 countries worldwide. Games Workshop, Warhammer, and all images, races and characters from the Warhammer universe are either a TM and/or C Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2006, variably registered in the UK and other countries around the world. All rights reserved.

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