Inxile Entertainment Considers Leaking The Bard’s Tale
Developer/Publisher of Hotly Anticipated Game Evaluating Following

In the Footsteps of Other Triple A Titles By Implementing

An Official, Unauthorized Leak

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (October 22, 2004) – Interactive entertainment developer and publisher inXile entertainment today announced that it is considering some form of leak of The Bard’s Tale, its eagerly anticipated action-role playing game (RPG), as a strategic plan to follow a growing trend among Triple A games.

“The Bard’s Tale is a highly original game in the same category as a Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Half-Life 2 and Halo 2 so we feel some sort of leak that sounds similar to what they have experienced may be the next logical step in our launch plans,” said Brian Fargo, founder and CEO of inXile entertainment. “Of course we would immediately condemn the leak and make every effort to stop it if we proceed with it.”

“In The Bard’s Tale, our main character, The Bard, is an opportunist always interested in getting goods at a discounted rate so we feel he would applaud some sort of leak,” said Matt Findley, president of inXile entertainment.

It’s unclear how the leak will be handled, if implemented. Pirated or unauthorized playable game code would not actually be made available over the internet or otherwise but the full version of the game could be attained by game enthusiasts at major retail outlets as early as October 26th 2004.

For those wishing to help track down any potential thieves of The Bard’s Tale, inXile is proactively offering the following advice: If anyone finds information on websites with links to unauthorized downloads, information, scans or videos, please contact us at shamelessmarketing@inxile-entertainment.com.

For additional game information please go to www.thebardstale.com

About inXile
Headquartered in Newport Beach, California, inXile entertainment was founded in 2002 by industry veteran Brian Fargo, who turned one of the first small game developers from the early 1980s into one of the top 5 PC game publishers of the 1990s. Development focus is on producing Role-Playing Games (RPGs) from a legacy of creating and releasing iconoclastic RPGs to market like Wasteland, Dragon Wars, Fallout, Neuromancer, and Baldur’s Gate. For more information, visit www.inxile-entertainment.com

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THE BARD'S TALE is a trademark or registered trademark of inXile Entertainment in certain countries; and is a trademark or registered trademark of Electronic Arts Inc. in certain other countries where it is used under license.

Grand Theft Auto is a trademark and/or registered trademark of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Half-Life is a trademark and/or registered trademark of Valve Corporation.

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