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Warlords Battlecry II Goes Gold

by Thomas on Feb. 22, 2002 @ 9:22 a.m. PST

Ubi Soft Entertainment, a world leader in interactive entertainment, today announced that Warlords Battlecry II, the sequel to the popular and award-winning fantasy Real-Time Strategy (RTS) game Warlords Battlecry, has gone gold. The title is expected to ship to U.S. retail shelves March 12, with an MSRP of $39.99. Additionally, the company announced that the original Warlords Battlecry is now available at retail and from ubi.com for only $9.99, allowing gamers to fully immerse themselves in the world of Etheria and Warlords Battlecry experience.

Ubi Soft® Bringing Strategic Studies Group's Fantasy Real-Time Strategy Game to U.S. Retail Shelves in March - Original Warlords Battlecry Available Now For Only $9.99

Warlords Battlecry II is a fantasy RTS game allowing you to build a hero and from battle to battle, gain new skills, spells and levels, ultimately becoming the mightiest force in all the Realms of Etheria. With 12 different races, each with their own tech-trees, buildings, units and playing styles, and 20 different hero classes, hundreds of heroes can be created offering something for every kind of gamer. The title also features more than 100 unique special abilities and spells further adding to nearly limitless replayability.

"Warlords Battlecry II is a unique blend of real-time strategy and role playing that will appeal to fans of both genres," said Garrett Graham, Warlords Battlecry II's producer for Ubi Soft Entertainment. "With all of the new units, races, spells, terrains and awesome gameplay, Warlords Battlecry II builds on the strength of the original, adding features that significantly enhance the gaming experience."

Warlords Battlecry II Features:

Height Mapped Terrain - Clever generals will use height and obstacles in the all-new lush height-mapped terrain to their advantage.

Almost 140 Different Units - Everything is here, from the tiny Sylph, to the mighty Moon King on his Golden Dragon.

Auto-Spellcasting - Spellcasters can now be set to cast offensive & defensive spells intelligently and (more importantly) automatically.

Multiplayer - Built on top of SSG's stable and fast multiplayer engine, Warlords Battlecry II can handle 6 players via IPX LAN, TCP/IP LAN, or 4 players over the Internet (or 2 via Head-to-Head Modem).

In-Game Matchmaking Service - Ubi.com support is totally integrated into Battlecry II, giving it a flexible & easy-to-use matchmaking service.

A New Campaign - Choose any hero and any side to battle over the whole of Etheria with our new open-ended, dynamic, non-linear Campaign. Fight duels, beat off invasions, capture territory and use your hard-earned cash to purchase powerful magical artifacts.

Awesome Graphics Engine - Scar the ground with Dragon breath; track down enemies who leave footsteps in the snow; soak the ground with blood in action-packed battles. Particle & lighting effects complete a truly remarkable graphical experience.

CD Quality Orchestral Score - almost half an hour of original Celtic/Orchestral music.

Titans - Each side has the ability to summon a Titan - an immensely powerful god-like character who can wipe the floor with your enemies, if you can afford the resources to build one.

Enhanced Computer AI - SSG's proprietary AI gives you unparalleled pathfinding and incredibly cunning opponents.

Customizable Side AI - Choose from our many new customizable AI's or download new AI's from the SSG website.

Customizable Unit AI - Lots of new interesting attitudes available for your units. New attitudes will be made available on the SSG website.

Map Editor - Create your own battles with our integrated Map Editor. Our entire event-scripting system has been made available and is waiting for clever map-designers.

Powerful Resource Collection - Our simple system of resource conversion removes the need for players to micro-manage their bases & resource collection, and lets them concentrate on the important things: like FIGHTING!

Units Gain Experience - As the battle progresses, your units gain experience, get awarded medals, and can gain new levels.

Retinue - After a battle, your most experienced units can join your Hero's Retinue, ready to fight alongside him in future battles. Other powerful units can be enticed to join your side by paying a hefty bribe.

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