********** DARKLANDS **********
HUNT VALLEY, MD _ MicroProse Software, Inc., famous worldwide for
its high-quality entertaining simulations of combat and
adventure, will release DARKLANDS, its first true fantasy
role-playing game, this fall.
Set in 15th Century Medieval Germany, DARKLANDS will be as
realistic and challenging a simulation as previous MicroProse
releases. "The common thread of all of our titles, from GUNSHIP
to RAILROAD TYCOON, is that they have an intellectual core," said
Arnold Hendrick, DARKLANDS' game designer. "DARKLANDS will be no
different _ the problems and tasks the gamer will face are
straight from the events and attitudes of Medieval Germany."
15th Century Germany was a time of violence and corruption and
was an era with three Popes simultaneously in charge, powerless
emperors, gangster nobles and venal clergymen. DARKLANDS
recreates this period and emphasizes the beliefs of the time:
witches worshipping the devil, people praying to saints to
produce real miracles, alchemists turning lead into gold and
dragons inhabiting caves.
Players will explore a vast map of Germany with a party of four
adventurers created from the likes of nobles, swordsmen,
mercenaries, thieves, alchemists, monks and several more.
Millions of different character types will be possible by
choosing from 26 attributes and skills. The ultimate goal of the
game will be to achieve fame and immortality on multiple quests,
many of them simultaneous. Quests will be created by an
"adventure generator" for endless replayability.
DARKLANDS will be released for IBM-compatibles and will require
640K of RAM. The game will support AdLib, Roland, Tandy and IBM
sounds, and EGA, MCGA/VGA and Tandy 16-color graphics. A hard
disk will be required and a mouse recommended.
MicroProse Software, Inc. designs and markets a full line of
entertainment software for personal computers, Nintendo
Entertainment Systems and coin operated arcade games. Its
products are available nationally and internationally though
major distributors, retailers and mass merchants. MicroProse also
markets products developed by Paragon Software and Legend
Entertainment. IBM and Tandy are registered trademarks of
International Business Machines and Tandy Corporation,
respectively. Ad Lib is a registered trademark of Ad Lib, Inc.
Roland is a registered trademark of Roland Corporation.
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