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'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2004 @ 5:33 p.m. PST

Set in the Forgotten Realms® world, the most popular Dungeons & Dragons® campaign setting, "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II" uses the 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons rules set. "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II" features more monsters, 80 levels of gameplay, visually stunning environments, five new customizable player characters to choose from, hidden areas to explore, as well as an item creation system that will allow players to create their own ultimate magical items.

Darkness gathers yet again in the sprawling port city of Baldur's Gate and the city's most recent saviors vanished along with the Onyx Tower, foul bastion of Eldrith the Betrayer. In heroic tradition, adventurers throughout the Western Heartlands make the journey to Baldur's Gate to meet their great and unknown fate. The threat of Eldrith has been eliminated, yet sinister, enigmatic forces still rally against the city. There are many intrigues to unravel, enemies to battle, and characters to meet -- both old and new -- before Baldur's Gate is saved from a fate far worse than utter destruction.

"'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' has already received tremendous pre- awareness and anticipation among gamers," said Philip W. O'Neil, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Vivendi Universal Games. "We have high expectations for this title and are looking forward to a successful launch."

Interplay Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Herve Caen added, "This franchise has taken on a life of its own, and we look forward to delivering a thrilling experience to the legions of fans who enjoyed the first game. It is clearly among the best games Interplay has ever produced."

"Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II" is an action/role-playing game and will be available for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. It was developed by Interplay's Black Isle Studios, known for their high quality role-playing games, under license from Atari, Hasbro, Inc. and Hasbro's subsidiary, Wizards of the Coast.

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