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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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'Shadowbane' - 10-Day Free Membership

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2003 @ 4:51 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.

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 combining immersive role-playing with deep strategic elements such as city management, army creation, siege warfare and economic development. Shadowbane is also the first MMO to offer a Dynamic World Model, in which actions and decisions permanently change the history, politics and landscape of the game.

Computer Gaming World gave Shadowbane four out of five stars and added, "Shadowbane will change the way you think of massively multiplayer online games. It (Shadowbane) has jolted much needed new life into the massively multiplayer genre." Wired added, "Shadowbane redefines the massively multiplayer online role-playing genre."

"We're thrilled to offer the Shadowbane free trial to gamers who have yet to experience the unique world of Shadowbane," said Jason Rubinstein, general manager of ubi.com. "Shadowbane continues to offer a unique and immersive role-playing experience where they control all aspects of strategic city management, army creation, siege warfare and economic development."

Players can visit the Shadownbane trail page to download the software for the free trial. Existing subscribers can visit the official Shadowbane community site, The Chornicle of Strife, at www.chronicle.ubi.com, to find out more about how they can win free game time and more by referring their friends to the free trial program.

Minimum PC system requirements:

  • Pentium® III processor 700MHz or higher
  • 128MB RAM
  • 1 GB free hard drive space
  • Microsoft® Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 56 Kbps modem + internet connection
  • 32MB TNT2 (or better) OpenGL-compliant graphics accelerator
  • DirectX® 8.1 or higher
  • Valid credit card

Minimum Macintosh system requirements:

  • G3 350MHz or higher
  • 128MB RAM
  • 1 GB free hard drive space
  • OS X version 10.2 or higher
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 56 Kbps modem + internet connection
  • ATI Rage 128 32MB
  • Valid credit card

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