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Shadowbane

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Wolfpack Studios
Release Date: March 25, 2003

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Ubisoft Unleashes Innovative Pre-Order Program For 'Shadowbane'

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2002 @ 7:51 p.m. PDT

Set in a dark fantasy world burning with strife and unrest, Shadowbane takes the MMO genre to new heights by offering gamers an unparalleled challenge. It combines immersive role-playing with deep strategic elements such as city management, army creation, siege warfare and economic development.
The Shadowbane pre-order box will be available in September at Electronics Boutique, Gamestop, and CompUSA in limited quantities for $10.00 suggested retail price. Buyers of the pre-order box will be credited the price of the pre-order box when they purchase the final version of Shadowbane in November.

The pre-order CD contains:

  • Shadowbane Desktop Wallpaper
  • A Shadowbane Screensaver
  • A Shadowbane Video "Trailer"
  • A one-time-use promotional code to unlock three Shadowbane Restricted Races: Minotaur, Aracroix, and Centaur.

Customers who pre-order Shadowbane online at EBWorld, Gamefixx and Gamestop will only receive the code for the restricted races through those respective online retailers. Ubi Soft and Wolfpack Studios also confirmed today that restricted races will be unlocked each month as players play the game, providing those customers who do not pre-order Shadowbane the opportunity to access the restricted races as well. More details about the pre-order program can be found on the Shadowbane Web site.

Ubi Soft will be providing customers with a limited edition Shadowbane pre-order box which will contain codes to unlock three of the game's restricted races -- Minotaur, Centaur and Aracroix. The races will be unlocked each month after its November launch for all players, but fans who want to explore the Shadowbane world as a Minotaur, Centaur or Aracroix immediately can do so by ordering the pre-sell box. All of Shadowbane's races have unique abilities, and the restricted races, like all of Sahdowbane's 10 races, will benefit from more than 20 character promotion classes to create a unique combination of professions, classes, skills and fighting styles as players progress.

Developed by Wolfpack Studios, Shadowbane takes the MMO genre to a new level by offering gamers an unparalleled challenge that combines role-playing and strategic elements. Shadowbane is the first MMO to offer a Dynamic World Model, in which players' actions and decisions permanently change the history, politics and landscape of the game. Players will utilize both role-playing and strategic elements for city management, army creation, siege warfare and economic development. Shadowbane gives players the power to change their world.


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