SAN FRANCISCO – December 7, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s top game publishers, announced today the Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion™ expansion pack is now available at a manufacturer’s retail price of $19.99 – rated “T” for Teen. In addition, those who purchase Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion will also receive the original Shadowbane and the previous expansion, Shadowbane: Rise of Chaos for free. The expansion for the critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online (MMO) game ShadowbaneÃ‚Â® features an entirely new realm and rulership system that allows players to seize and vie for control of sections of the game world.
"Over the course of the past year, Wolfpack has worked hard to bring the vision of Shadowbane into tighter focus. Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion makes sweeping changes to Shadowbane’s core dynamic, bringing the elder game to a level that is unprecedented in online massive multiplayer games today,” said Frank Lucero, Shadowbane’s producer. “We are quite pleased with how Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion turned out. We made drastic improvements in the mechanics and performance of Shadowbane and are eagerly anticipating opening the gates to Oblivion today!”
Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion marks the first time in an MMORPG that players can play Vampire characters. The Vampires’ clothing and armor will spotlight their supernatural power and allure and demonstrate the appeal of these creatures while exploring a new visual direction for Shadowbane. Their unique powers, strengths, and weakness will add new layers and tactics to the Shadowbane PvP landscape.
New classes, including the Nightstalker, Necromancer, and disciplines including Vampire bloodlines and four new siege disciplines will also debut in Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion. Existing classes and disciplines will be updated to account for the arrival of the undead legions, and new weapons will add new dimensions to the existing power dynamic, forcing players to make new strategic decisions.
Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion will also feature graphical enhancements, shown off to their fullest in new adventuring areas with all-new high-level content and more information may be found on the official Shadowbane community Website, The Chronicle of Strife: chronicle.ubi.com.
Minimum PC System Requirements
Supported OS: WindowsÃ‚Â® 98SE/ME/2000/XP
Processor: PentiumÃ‚Â® III 700 MHz or higher or equivalent
RAM: 128 MB RAM
Video Card: 32 MB TNT2 (or better) OpenGL-compliant graphics accelerator
DirectXÃ‚Â® Version: DirectX 8.1 or higher
CD-ROM: 4x or faster
Hard Drive Space: 1 GB free hard drive space
Multiplay: 56K modem + Internet connection
Valid credit card
About Wolfpack Studios, Inc.
Founded in early 1999, Wolfpack, a Ubisoft Company, is dedicated to servicing the Internet gaming marketplace. Focused on pushing the boundaries of Internet technology, WolfpacWolfpack develops products and services for a worldwide customer base with the mission of establishing a new standard in the areas of virtual 3D environments and persistent world gaming. For more information on upcoming Wolfpack titles, please visit the company's World Wide Web site at www.wolfpackstudios.com.
Ubisoft is an international producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. A leading company in the multimedia industry, Ubisoft has grown considerably, especially through its strong and diversified line-up. In addition to steadfastly continuing to partner with several high-profile companies, Ubisoft has also confirmed its presence on the global market by developing its own exceptional properties. Founded in 1986 in France, Ubisoft is now present on every continent, both through offices in 21 different countries including the United States, Morocco, Germany and China and through sales of products in over 50 countries. The group is dedicated to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge videogame titles to consumers around the world. Ubisoft generated a turnover of € 508 million for the 2003–2004 fiscal year, up 22.5% at a constant exchange rate over the previous fiscal year. To learn more, visit www.ubi.com.