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Warhammer trying at Europe. Again.

Mythic Entertainment, a leading developer and publisher of massively-multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG�s), today announced �Warhammer(R) Online: Age of Reckoning(TM)� (WAR) will be published and operated across Europe by GOA, the France Telecom-owned publisher of online games. GOA has successfully operated �Dark Age of Camelot� in Europe with Mythic since 2001. �WAR� is based on Games Workshop�s popular Warhammer(R) fantasy war game and features next generation Realm vs. Realm(TM) (RvR) game play that will immerse players in a world of perpetual conflict. �WAR� will arrive on the PC simultaneously in the US and Europe in the fall of 2007.

�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.�

�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 Reckoning� has tremendous potential and we intend to treat the game with all the care it deserves. We look forward to introducing the game to European players.�

To learn more about �WAR,� visit www.warhammeronline.com. Sign up for the monthly newsletter to receive exclusive stories, art, and game information, as well as a chance to take part in the game�s beta test.

About �Warhammer(R)
Online: Age of Reckoning(TM)� (WAR) War is everywhere in �Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning� (WAR), the new MMORPG from the creators of �Dark Age of Camelot(R).� Based on Games Workshop�s wildly successful Warhammer(R) tabletop fantasy war game, �WAR� features next generation Realm vs. Realm(TM) (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 Reckoning� 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.

About Warhammer(R)
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 the direct invasion of its 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 official website and many thousands of fan sites.

About Mythic Entertainment(R)
Mythic Entertainment recently celebrated its ten 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.

About GOA
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.

About Games Workshop
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 centers, mail order, Internet and more than 4,000 independent retailers in more than 50 countries worldwide. Games Workshop, Warhammer, and all images, races and characters from the Warhammer universe are either a TM and/or � Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2006, variably registered in the UK and other countries around the world. All rights reserved.

Posted by Ed on June 07.

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