"This month marks the two year anniversary of 'Dark Age of Camelot,' and the release of 'Trials of Atlantis' demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the community," said Mark Jacobs, president and CEO of Mythic Entertainment. "'Trials' offers a whole new world of challenges for higher level players, while the graphic upgrades elevate the entire game to a higher level. As an additional thanks to our loyal fans, we are including a free one-week trial copy of 'Dark Age of Camelot' that they can share with their friends."
"Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis" is distributed in North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa by Vivendi Universal Games. Each box of "Trials of Atlantis" also includes an entry form for a chance to win an Alienware computer. More information about "Trials of Atlantis" is available at www.darkageofcamelot.com.
About "Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis"
"Trials of Atlantis," the expansion to "Dark Age of Camelot," opens a whole new world in the critically-acclaimed massively-multiplayer online role-playing game. With "Trials of Atlantis," players can discover and rediscover a secret civilization spread across multiple islands, submerged deep in the ocean, and across a continent. Foreseeing the demise of their society, the ancient people of Atlantis, possessors of extremely powerful magical lore, built a series of trials into the ruins of their once great culture. Players can now take on the nine trials and unlock new mysterious powers while mastering the perilous ocean and confronting terrifying monsters.
"Trials of Atlantis" is designed to further challenge high-level players by introducing a Master Level advancement system. As a player moves sequentially through each of the nine trials, they will achieve a corresponding Master Level. With each Master Level, players gain new Atlantean Master Abilities, each with its own unique capabilities and skills. Emphasizing group play, the trials will have to be tackled by groups of players. Players are able to travel by boat, explore islands within the ruins, swim to submerged dungeons, and battle new creatures in underwater caves. Additionally, "Trials of Atlantis" features three new races, dozens of original monsters, as well as quests to discover and treasures to reclaim.
"Trials of Atlantis" brings many graphical upgrades to "Dark Age of Camelot." It utilizes NDL's state-of-the-art Gamebryo graphic engine and is now DirectX 9 compatible, giving it access to the latest graphical spell, world, and underwater effects. Many of these graphical upgrades extend to the game's original lands as well as the new Atlantis continent. High-definition terrain textures and new extremely high-definition trees now render Camelot landscapes in realistic detail, even in the game's older areas. Additional graphics upgrades in "Trials of Atlantis" include a new user-skinable interface, new high-polygon monster models, and many new spell and lighting effects.