Darker Age of Camelot Announced

Darker Age of Camelot Announced

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Dark Age of Camelot," announced "Dark Age of Camelot:
Catacombs," a retail expansion that introduces new challenges based on underground environments. The expansion will upgrade player character art throughout Dark Age of Camelot, add fresh content and challenges to the game, and introduce new player classes. Mythic plans to make Catacombs available in December 2004.

Catacombs deepens the world of 'Dark Age of Camelot' by adding new content beneath Albion, Hibernia, and Midgard, said Matt Firor, Vice President of Development and Executive Producer at Mythic Entertainment.
Instanced dungeons support a more casual gaming style by giving players exclusive play sessions for groups of all levels and abilities.

'Catacombs' system of player versus monster instanced dungeons will allow more casual players of Dark Age of Camelot to quickly find and adventure in exciting and challenging areas geared to their level. By eliminating the need to search (and sometimes wait) for monster encounters, in Catacombs, players generate private adventuring areas for their groups on their schedule.

New technical features for Catacombs include:
- Major art upgrade to Dark Age of Camelot player character models utilizing the EMotion FX 2 graphics engine that provides more detailed facial features, hairstyles, and skin tones as well as enhanced armor, clothing options and character animations.
- Instanced content will allow player groups to adventure in private dungeons.

New content for Catacombs includes:

- Players can explore a new underground city for each Realm based on the backstory of one of the Realm's underground player races. Each city leads to new dungeons, catacombs, enemies, loot and adventures.
- One new playable class for each Realm.
- Content will be provided for all character levels.

Catacombs is an expansion pack for Dark Age of Camelot in which players are given the opportunity to explore underground cities - with attached adventuring areas - based on the backstory of one underground player race per Realm. Many of these new adventures will be instanced, giving the player the chance to explore the underground world of Catacombs on their own schedule. The expansion features a major art upgrade to player character models that provides more detailed facial features, hairstyles, skin tones as well as enhanced armor and clothing options. The expansion also introduces one new player class per Realm.