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'Black Isle Studios' To Unveil New Role-Playing Game At E3

by Rainier on May 1, 2002 @ 11:14 p.m. PDT

Interplay Entertainment Corp., announced today its exciting lineup of highly anticipated game titles to be shown at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) taking place May 22 - 24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Interplay will be showing demonstrations of Hunter: The Reckoning, Run Like Hell, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Galleon. Black Isle Studios, the renown, role-playing game (RPG) division of Interplay, will be showing (by appointment only) Icewind Dale II, and an exciting, new RPG title to be announced in the coming weeks. Interplay's booth will be located in Concourse Hall, booth #5010.
Hunter: The Reckoning, an exclusive title for the Xbox video game system by Microsoft, is a thrilling action-adventure game based on the mysterious characters and spine-tingling fiction found in the popular role-playing game Hunter: The Reckoning and the mystifying World of Darkness universe in which it is based. Developed by High Voltage Software, Inc. for Digital Mayhem using the AtlasTech Game Engine licensed technology, Hunter is based on the popular license from White Wolf Publishing, Inc. Hunter: The Reckoning has just been approved for manufacturing and is scheduled to ship the week of May 20.

Icewind Dale II for the PC, in development internally at Black Isle Studios, offers a classic dungeon crawl experience, using the new Third Edition Dungeons & Dragons license from Wizards of the Coast. Based in part on the series of books by New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, Icewind Dale II will amaze players with new monsters, spells, and areas to explore within the popular FORGOTTEN REALMS campaign setting.

Run Like Hell (RLH) brings a whole new breed of action-terror game to the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. RLH is a groundbreaking, hair-raising experience that takes players to an ordinary mining space station, the Forsetti, which soon becomes anything but ordinary after a terrifying species of aliens invade the outpost. Your goal is to eliminate as many of the nasty creatures as you can, grab your loved ones and get the hell off the station! The game features incredible graphics, fast-paced console action plus the voice talents of Lance Henriksen, Kate Mulgrew and Michael Ironside.

From the creator and lead designer of Lara Croft and the original Tomb Raider comes a new breed of hero in Galleon: Islands of Mystery, an exciting action-adventure game developed for release on the Xbox video game system. Set across six unique islands, this epic adventure takes Rhama Sabrier, the dashing captain of the Endeavor, from the bustling port of Akbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave lords and, of course, damsels in distress in a story of intrigue, suspense, romance, obsession and revenge.

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance for the Xbox features a distinctive blend of action and adventure set in the most popular Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting: The FORGOTTEN REALMS franchise owned by Wizards of the Coast Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro Inc., and licensed to Infogrames Interactive, Inc. Faithful adaptation of the Third Edition Dungeons & Dragons rules set, customizable player characters and character development allow for an engrossing gameplay experience new to Xbox gamers.

Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro and the worldwide market share leader in the trading card game and tabletop role playing game categories, is a leading developer and publisher of game-based entertainment products as well as the owner and operator of one of the nation's largest specialty game retail chains. Producing both the Pokemon and world's best-selling Magic: The Gathering trading card games, the company holds an exclusive patent on the play mechanic of trading card games. Publisher of adventure games such as the classic Dungeons & Dragons games, family card and board games and electronic media products, Wizards of the Coast is also one of the world's leading fantasy and science fiction book publishers. Headquartered near Seattle, Washington, Wizards of the Coast has international offices in Antwerp, Paris, Milan, London, Beijing and Sydney. For more information on Wizards of the Coast, visit the company's web site and electronic retail store.

Interplay Entertainment Corp. is a leading developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for both core gamers and the mass market. Interplay currently balances its development efforts by publishing for personal computers as well as current and next generation video game consoles. Interplay releases products through Black Isle Studios, Digital Mayhem, Interplay, its distribution partners and its wholly owned subsidiary Interplay OEM, Inc. More comprehensive information on Interplay and its products is available through its worldwide web site.

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