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South Korea Begins Open Beta Testing of Dark Age of Camelot

by Thomas on July 26, 2002 @ 7:36 a.m. PDT

Mythic Entertainment, creator of the award winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Dark Age of Camelot, in conjunction with Buff Entertainment, today announced that the game has successfully begun open beta testing in South Korea. Dark Age of Camelot, the fastest selling pay-for-play MMORPG in the history of online gaming, is developed by Mythic Entertainment and co-published with Abandon Entertainment.

"Korea is one of the most important and growing markets in the world and we’re gratified by the overwhelming response of over 15,000 Korean beta testers,” said Mark Jacobs, President of Mythic Entertainment. “With a planned full roll-out in Korea later this summer, we are poised to continue our record-breaking success.”

Open beta testing, utilizing Korean language servers, will continue until the highly anticipated launch. Buff Entertainment will handle the marketing and distribution of Dark Age of Camelot as well as all online hosting and community management. Dark Age of Camelot will be fully translated into Korean, and customer support as well as community management will be handled in Korean to ensure the best support and quality of service.


Dark Age of Camelot was recently recognized with multiple Online Game of the Year awards. The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences presented the game with the Massive Multiplayer/Persistent World Game of the Year. It also received the Online Game of the Year award from the editors of Computer Gaming World and Computer Games magazines.


Dark Age of Camelot: The Game

Dark Age of Camelot is a next generation MMORPG and features 3D-accelerated graphics with multiple class and race combinations, Player vs. Player and Player vs. Environment action, a robust trade skill system, and the most comprehensive player Guild system of any MMORPG. Dark Age of Camelot takes place after the death of King Arthur, and breaks new ground for online play with three realms in conflict – realms that used to be peaceful and united under Arthur’s rule. The players assume a character from one of the three realms: Midgard, Hibernia, or Albion. Each realm is based on the mythologies of Viking-era Scandinavia, ancient Ireland, and Arthurian Britain, respectively. Since its release it has been acclaimed by reviewers including: Gamespot 9.1 out of 10, naming it Multiplayer Role Playing Game of the Year and one of the top ten PC games of 2001; Computer Games 93 out of 100; USA Today named the game PC Top Game of the Year; MSNBC named it PC Game of the Year; PC Gamer awarded the game their Editors’ Choice award and 90% rating; Computer Gaming World awarded it their Editors’ Choice award and a four and half stars out of five”.

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