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'RuneSword II' Revamped!

by Thomas on June 9, 2003 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT

On the 24th of June Shrapnel Games will re-release RuneSword II in a new package, at a new price! The game will now come in a slick DVD box, and will sell for $24.95! And from now until June 20th if you pre-order, Shrapnel Games even take another $5.00 off the price! Imagine hundreds of hours of RPG goodness for less than the price of dinner and a movie!

Haven't yet experienced the thrill of RuneSword II? Looking for something deeper than the usual hack and click, red equals health, blue equals mana, type of CRPG? Did you grow up on pen and paper gaming? Do you still have a Crown Royal bag full of dice? Do you remember when Deities and Demigods had the Cthulhu Mythos in it? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then RuneSword II is the game for you!

RuneSword II consists of two full-length campaigns and four shorter adventures set in an original fantasy realm that doesn't scream Tolkien. The game's main influence is the world of pen and paper gaming, and because of this you can expect a lot more depth out of the game than a lot of CRPGs. Dialogue, puzzles, turn based combat…it's all here and out in the forefront. And no, by puzzles we don't mean clicking on the right switch. We're talking puzzles that tax your brain and actually make you think. Expect to be challenged.

Best of all RuneSword II is more than a CRPG, it also allows you to design your own modules. Practically everything in the game can be molded into whatever the mind desires. Included is nearly half a gig's worth of tutorials, and if you're feeling lazy there's even a Tome Wizard that generates adventures. All it takes is a few minutes to answer some questions and soon you're running around in a fantasy game of your making. AVI and MP3 support is offered, to really make your adventures come to life. Sure, there are other RPG construction programs out there, but none compare to the ease and depth of RuneSword II.

For more information on RuneSword II please check out: http://www.shrapnelgames.com/Crosscut/rsii/

Look for the DVD case edition of RuneSword II (manual included on the CD) on June 24th, 2003 for $24.95.

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