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Anarchy Online � Alien Invasion Gone Gold

The ultimate sci-fi MMORPG is about to get even better as a hostile alien race invades.

Durham, USA - August 10, 2004 - Funcom announces that Anarchy Online -  Alien Invasion has gone gold. The forthcoming Anarchy Online expansion pack is packed with fun and innovative features, bringing the finest sci-fi MMORPG on the market a huge step forward.

"With this expansion we seek to further strengthen the sci-fi aspects of Anarchy Online," said Game Director Marius Enge, "Not only that, we have filled the expansion pack to the brim with unique and fast-paced action features, as well as a host of socially orientated features like player-made towns and guild houses. I believe that the combined package of Alien Invasion and the original AO will further cement our reputation as the ultimate sci-fi MMORPG"

Funcom is also implementing a brand new beginner experience with the coming of Alien Invasion. The new sci-fi orientated beginner playfield lowers the entrance barrier into the world of Anarchy Online, allowing everyone a more entertaining beginner experience.

New Action Features:
�       Repel massive world-spanning invasions by a ferocious alien race
�       Provoke alien city invasions! Experience epic large-scale warfare for entire guilds!
�       Attack and board alien spaceships
�       Discover and utilize powerful alien weapons, armor, technology and perks
�       Challenge yourself on numerous new quests
�       Experience a brand new beginner area

New Social Features:
�       Build epic cities with powerful benefits
�       Construct towering guild houses
�       Decorate cities with extra fixtures
�       Set up your own player-controlled shops
�       Access revised tradeskill interface and item search tool
�       Dress up in a wide array exciting new social clothes
�       Rule the sky in futuristic flying vehicles 

The expansion pack will include the full version of Anarchy Online, Anarchy Online - Notum Wars and Anarchy Online - Alien Invasion, as well as 30 days of included gametime for new accounts. Suggested retail price is 29.95 USD EUR. Customers who pre-order Alien Invasion prior to launch are entitled to 10 exclusive and hilarious Leet pets. More information on pre-order program, eligible partners and images can be found on www.anarchy-online.compreorder  

ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of computer and console games with a focus on Adventure Action and Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG). Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of 23 released games to date. Recent successes include the multi-award winning The Longest Journey, the award winning and critically acclaimed Anarchy Online - The Notum Wars  and the heralded masterpiece  Anarchy Online - Shadowlands. For corporate information please visit www.funcom.com. For information about Anarchy Online visit www.anarchy-online.com .For information about Dreamfall visit www.dreamfall.com.

Posted by Funcom on August 10.

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