Black & White 2

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action
Publisher: EA
Developer: Lionhead Studios

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'Black & White 2' Floats into Stores

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT

In Black & White you left the world behind because it was exactly how you wanted it to be. The whole world believed in you. As a god, your job was done. But since you've been away, things have changed. The tribes have discovered technology and are embracing the power it brings with a zeal bordering on the religious. And with new technology comes war. Are you ready for war? You had better be, because the people of Eden are and they need guidance. Whether you persuade them to fight, or encourage them to be peaceful... it's up to you.

"Everyone at Lionhead is very proud of what they have achieved with Black & White 2 -- it is a monumental task these days to complete a mass market game. I'd like to thank the whole team for all their hard work and EA for their support," said Peter Molyneux, Managing Director, Lionhead Studios.

In Black & White 2, players reprise the role of a powerful deity in search of a following and return to the once idyllic world of Eden, where the discovery of weaponry and warfare has tainted the beautiful landscape. With the help of a player's gigantic Creature that is raised from infancy, players must earn the respect and worship of the natives. How a player chooses to do that, whether through nurturing them or terrorising them, is up to each individual.

Black & White 2 includes new elements, such as improved graphics and miracle effects including rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield massive destruction. Creatures in the game now learn strategies, master new abilities and skills, lead armies into battle and be the ultimate unit. Every choice made has an impact. Each action and inaction prompts obvious changes to buildings, flora and fauna, all morphing to reflect a player's personality.

Developed by UK-based Lionhead Studios, the creators of the original Black & White, Black & White 2 is rated "T" (Teen) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $49.99.


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