FAIRFAX, VA -MAY 9, 2002 -
Mythic Entertainment, creator of the multiple award winning massively multiplayer online
role-playing game (MMORPG) Dark Age of Camelot, today announced an exclusive Japanese
publishing and distribution partnership with Capcom Co., Ltd. of Japan. Through this
partnership, Capcom will distribute the game in Japan while Mythic Entertainment will
handle online hosting and community management. Dark Age of Camelot will be released in
Japan this summer. The initial release will be in English with all packaging and
documentation translated in to Japanese. Dark Age of Camelot is developed by Mythic
Entertainment and co-published with Abandon Entertainment.
"Dark Age of Camelot is already a runaway success in North America and Europe, and
we are very excited about bringing it to Japanese players," said Mark Jacobs,
President of Mythic Entertainment. "We are thrilled to have Capcom as our exclusive
distribution partner in Japan, given the fact that their sales and distribution team has
unparalleled experience in this market."
"Japanese gamers are eagerly anticipating Dark Age of Camelot, and we look forward
to working with Mythic Entertainment to bring the game to Japanese players," said
Eiichiro Nakazato, General Manager of Capcom Studio 6.
Capcom Co. Ltd. of Japan is a leading force in the interactive entertainment industry.
It boasts one of the most influential and successful R&D operations in the industry;
successfully producing platform defining hit products. Dark Age of Camelot represents
Capcom's choice as the multiplayer online role-playing game with the greatest potential in
the fertile Japanese marketplace for online gaming. With an extremely sophisticated and
experienced gaming community in excess of 5 million consumers, Japan represents a huge
opportunity for both Mythic Entertainment and Capcom.