Dark Age of Camelot: Labyrinth of the Minotaur Release Details

GOA announces the details for the European release of the seventh expansion of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Dark Age of Camelot: Labyrinth of the Minotaur. The expansion will be available on the 14th of February 2007, and will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the EA Mythic and GOA MMORPG in Europe.

Dark Age of Camelot

DAoC is the first MMORPG to be fully localised in five languages. It offers Realm vs Realm game play, an extremely advanced PvP system, a fully mature and realistic style of play that distinguishes it from other MMORPGs. Large-scale battles, war machines and the destruction of buildings have been part of this world full of legends and European myths for five years. DAoC now offers more than one thousand quests as well as 18 races and 44 classes. The GOA team creates and organizes new in-game events to enhance the experience for players.

Dark Age of Camelot: Labyrinth of the Minotaur

The ancient race of the Minotaur, half-men, half-bull, are descended from a powerful fallen empire. Now they are back to seek the items that caused the end of their civilisation: their Relics. The Minotaur ask the Kings of Albion, Hibernia and Midgard to help them accomplish their quest. The Kings will send their best and most powerful heroes in search of the Relics, within the unexplored Labyrinth filled with mysterious monsters.

A large-scale community poll, carried out in 2006, enabled GOA and EA Mythic to determine the main thrust of development for this expansion. As such, in accordance with the suggestions of fans and new players, many new features were added:
- A new race: the Minotaur. This is the first new race in three years and is accessible to all three Realms with different appearances and features.
- A new class: the Mauler. Introduced by the Minotaur, this class is also available to other races. Its fighting abilities combine elemental earth powers with unique melee techniques.
- The Labyrinth: this huge dungeon is the largest in all of Camelot. Filled with strange mechanical monsters and creatures corrupted by the Minotaur Relics, it offers a full RvR (Realm versus Realm) zone under the Isle of Agramon.
- The Minotaur Relics: 23 heavily defended Minotaur relics lie within the depths of the dungeon, under the Isle of Agramon. There are three types of relics to be found, giving advantages to either their holder, his group, or his allies in the area. However, the holder of the relic becomes visible on the realm map and turns into the perfect target for others in the Frontiers.
- Five extra champion levels: high-level characters can now go from champion level 6 to level 10 in PvE and RvR zones. These levels give access to other class abilities, stat bonuses and objects you could not have otherwise.
- Mythirian Items: A new slot will be created in the inventory for the new magical items players will find in the Labyrinth. However, a minimum Champion level will be required to unlock these item slots.

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