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'Age of Wonders II: The Wizards Throne' Ships In Europe

by Thomas on June 28, 2002 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT

Computer and video game publisher Gathering of Developers, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. along with Triumph Studios announced today that "Age of Wonders II: The Wizards Throne" has now shipped also to stores throughout Europe. By wisely choosing alliances, building forces, researching the magical arts and resources in the game, players can dominate the land and ultimately restore order in their quest for the Wizard's Throne.

About "Age of Wonders II"
"Age of Wonders II: The Wizards Throne" blends role-playing, magical combat, and empire building, while placing the player in control of an ancient fantasy kingdom. To restore balance in a world on the brink of collapse and earn a place amongst the Circle of Evermore (a group of immortal wizards,) gamers take charge of power-wielding wizards, clashing battalions, and labouring guilds. Offering the ultimate in fantasy turn-based strategy, "Age of Wonders II" is an invigorating mix of empire building, role-playing and warfare.

The winner of several top industry accolades, the original "Age of Wonders" received Game of the Year from Gonegold.com and the Editor's Choice Award from PC Gamer. GameSpy calls "Age of Wonders II: The Wizards Throne," "Engrossing and cerebral gameplay, extremely high replay value, an incredible scenario editor, a quality score, and quality graphics."

In " Age of Wonders II: The Wizards Throne" Players can:

Rule their domain as an immortal Wizard-King, a leader capable of awe-inspiring destruction, possessing the ability to defeat equally imposing adversaries!

Reign supreme over one of 12 distinct and amazing races such as Elves, Frostlings, Draconians, Dwarves, Halflings, Humans, and even the Undead.

Specialise in one of Seven Spheres of Magic including Earth, Fire, Life, and Death, while customising their magical skills and abilities.

Enlist the aid of loyal champions - these heroes lead troops into battle and posses the unique ability to wield mighty artefacts hidden throughout the world.

Dictate the fate of the world from within their Wizard's Tower, a virtual antenna of power used to transport their ground-shaking spells.

Immerse themselves in a legendary story during a single-player campaign full of intrigue, action, and suspense.

Lay siege to enemy cities with a careful balance of tactical guile and magical augmentations.

Seek out assistance from various Deities - their favour can lift an aspiring emperor to greatness, while their displeasure can lead a thriving nation into ruins.

Design scenarios, heroes, and items with the enhanced level editor.

Research powerful enchantments, fierce combat magic, and world altering spells - all brought to life with a 3D-particle system sure to dazzle even the most seasoned Wizard.

Experience crystal clear sound and life-like detail for characters, creatures, terrain and more with an enhanced sound engine and a new true-colour graphics engine.

Confront rival Wizards in Multiplayer warfare via a LAN or over the Internet - options include Play by Email, Hot Seat, and the exciting Simultaneous-Turn System allowing all players to move at the same time.

For more information about "Age of Wonders II: The Wizards Throne," please visit www.ageofwonders.co.uk

About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor, and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation┬«, PlayStation┬«2, Nintendo Game Boy Color, Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo Game Boy Advance and the Xbox™. The Company publishes and develops products through various wholly owned subsidiaries including: Rockstar Games, Rockstar North, Gathering of Developers, TalonSoft, Joytech, PopTop, Global Star and under the Take-Two brand name. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Vienna, Copenhagen, Milan, Sydney and Auckland. Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

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