SAN FRANCISCO – March 25, 2005 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s top game publishers, celebrates the two-year anniversary of ShadowbaneÂ®, the critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online (MMO) game by providing all players with a unique piece of in-game apparel featuring stats that will directly affect gameplay. Shandowbane: Throne of Oblivion™, which includes the original game plus both expansion packs is currently available at a manufacturer’s retail price of $19.99. It is rated “T” (Teen) for Blood and Violence.
“We are proud and excited about Shadowbane’s two-year anniversary,” said Frank Lucero, Shadowbane’s producer. “We’ve come a long way since launch, releasing four content patches, two expansions and vastly improved service performance. Also, we have struck a chord with hardcore MMO players, earning us a reputation for the most intense and raw PvP gameplay on the market. We’d like to thank our loyal players and fans who’ve supported us through the years and literally helped shape Shadowbane into the game it is today.”
Over the course of its two years of existence, Shadowbane has taken risks in the MMO marketplace in regard to gameplay mechanics, siege warfare, PvP management and its Dynamic World Model, where every player can, and does, impact Shadowbane’s landscape, history and experience.
"The Shadowbane community is as strong as ever,” shared Ashen Temper, Shadowbane’s lead community manager. “Players are continuing to forge new ground and storylines, which is exciting to see in an MMO title that has been around this long. Shadowbane players are a unique and dedicated group of gamers who really give the game its personality and context, and as a developer and fan of MMO games, we couldn’t be happier.”
Set in a dark fantasy world burning with strife and unrest, Shadowbane takes the MMO genre to new heights of possibility by offering gamers an unparalleled challenge combining immersive role-playing with deep strategic elements such as city management, army creation, siege warfare and economic development.
More information about Shadowbane can be found at www.shadowbane.com and on the official community website, The Chronicle of Strife, at chronicle.ubi.com.
Minimum PC System Requirements
Supported OS: WindowsÂ® 98SE/ME/2000/XP
Processor: PentiumÂ® III 1.2 GHZ or higher or equivalent
RAM: 256 MB RAM
Video Card: 64 MB (or better) OpenGL-compliant graphics accelerator
DirectXÂ® 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
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