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Codemasters Online Gaming and Tokyopop Announce 2nd ArchLord™ Manga Release

Codemasters Online Gaming&TOKYOPOP Announce 2nd Edition of the ArchLord™ Novel is Out Now

10am June 14th - Codemasters Online Gaming are today thrilled to announce the release of the 2 nd ArchLord™ graphic novel. Based on the free-to-play MMORPG ArchLord, the 2nd ArchLord novel continues with the epic story of Leon as he adventures through the mystical world of Chantra.

In association with TOKYOPOP, a leading youth orientated entertainment brand and innovator of manga creation, ArchLord the 2nd graphic novel is out now across North America with subsequent launches planned throughout European in the coming months.

Based exclusively on ArchLord's lore and set in Chantra's past, ArchLord the graphic novel follows the adventures of Leon, descendant of the legendary Nathan Manas, the founder of human civilization in Chantra and renowned for mastering the power of the legendary Archons that power the ArchLord. As an added bonus the 2nd graphic novel also contains an exclusive itemthe "Choker of Protection" for use within the ArchLord game!

"We are excited to see the 2nd ArchLord™ graphic novel released today, following the hugely successful launch of the first edition.? As the ArchLord MMORPG goes from strength to strength and the world continues to grow, we look forward to evolving the game yet further with exciting new in-game content in the form of highly anticipated free upgrade Episode 2 - Season of Siege." commented Adam McGowan, Product Marketing Manager at Codemasters Online Gaming"

"Following the success of the first ArchLord graphic novel and the overwhelming response to the in-game item promotion, we are extremely pleased to continue our innovative partnership with Codemasters Online Gaming and the ArchLord MMORPG as we look to build the ArchLord franchise across numerous platforms" Says Marco Pavia, Director of Marketing at TOKYOPOP.

Out now, the ArchLord graphic novel is available from m ost major book stores across N.America priced at RRP $9.99, with the subsequent release across Europe in the coming months. For more information visit www.archlordgame.com/TOKYOPOP.

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SYNOPSIS

Horrified that the descendant of Nathan Manas is still alive, Ernan sends out two of his best men to find and kill him. Meanwhile, Arin decides to journey with Zian and Ugdrasil to Elka to meet the great prophet Berouze. But when they meet two more travelers along the way in the Taas Forest, suspicions begin to mount on both sides...

ABOUT ARCHLORD

ArchLord is a FREE TO PLAY fantasy themed MMORPG that holds a unique competitive premise for gamers: the opportunity to rise to become the game world's supreme ruler. Throughout this epic quest-based role-playing title set in the game world's Middle Ages, every month one player will gain control of the world and with it the opportunity to wreak havoc as they are crowned supreme ArchLord. Visit the game'sofficial website online at www.archlordgame.com

???? Players can immortalise themselves in history and leave behind their legacy as they set about their heroic struggle for ArchLord supremacy, and with it gain control over powerful monsters, epic bodyguards and even wreak havoc from the skies with their very own mighty ArchLord Dragon mount.

???? Players take their pick from 3 powerful races including Humans, Orcs or the enchanting Moon Elves.? Learn and master character skills and develop them through a range of engaging quests and combat.

???? One the most advanced PVP systems ever seen within any MMO including full blown castle sieges, epic guild on guild battles incorporating hundreds of players and free battle areas where players can challenge their rivals.

???? The mystical world of Chantra is fantastically realised with astounding character detail and gorgeous landscapes.? Outstanding in game audio recorded by the world famous London Symphony Orchestra only acts to further enhance the gaming experience.

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ABOUT TOKYOPOP

TOKYOPOP is hailed as a leading youth-oriented entertainment brand and an innovator of manga creation, with a revolutionary artistic vision that transcends countless platforms. From the introduction of the first-ever extensive manga publishing program in North America, to the development of its manga-originated intellectual properties into film, television and digital entertainment, TOKYOPOP has changed the way teens experience pop culture. The company's global reach has expanded to Europe and Asia, with recent offices opening in the UK and Germany and partnerships in Australia and China, in addition to its original Los Angeles and Tokyo operations. With millions of fans logging onto www.TOKYOPOP.com, reading its books, and watching its DVDs and television programs, TOKYOPOP's award-winning catalogue of licensed and original properties has made the company a visionary in an ever-growing teen entertainment marketplace

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Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The company is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains operations in the US, Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the company and its products is available online at http://www.codemasters.com

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ASK ABOUT GAMES

Codemasters supports askaboutgames.com www.askaboutgames.com - a new UK initiative designed to help parents understand the age ratings system for computer and video games so that they can make more informed choices when choosing games for their children.

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For ArchLord it's:

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http://www.codemasters.com/microsites/feeds/?site=rfo&article=News&gameid=1823

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Associate Account Executive

Bender/Helper Impact

310.694.3102

chris_placer@bhimpact.com

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