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'Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the Beholder' For GBA

by Thomas on May 29, 2002 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT

The classic role playing game Dungeons & Dragons - Eye of the Beholder is being brought to the Game Boy Advance system by Infogrames, Inc. this fall. Based on the third edition of the widely popular Dungeons and Dragons game published by Wizards of the Coast, Inc., Dungeons & Dragons - Eye of the Beholder will deliver an authentic D&D experience for fans and non-fans alike.

"More than 3 million enthusiasts play the Dungeons & Dragons pen and paper game at least once a month and Infogrames believes this will translate into a successful launch on Game Boy Advance," said Jeff Sehring, senior marketing manager at Infogrames' Minneapolis studio. "We are extremely pleased to have an opportunity to introduce Game Boy Advance's younger demographic to Dungeons & Dragons and we are confident this audience is ready and waiting to play the classic game their siblings grew up on."

Dungeons & Dragons - Eye of the Beholder, being developed by California-based Pronto Games, will recreate the Dungeons & Dragons universe in stunning style. With immersive first-person exploration and strategic, turn-based party combat, Eye of the Beholder reintroduces the elements that made the original Forgotten Realms® adventures an overwhelming success.

"Incorporating rules from the third edition of Dungeons and Dragons and material from the new Forgotten Realms campaign setting into adventures tailored to the Game Boy Advance, Dungeons & Dragons - Eye of the Beholder will enthrall current Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts as well as first time players of the game," said Randy Angle, president of Pronto Games.

Dungeons and Dragons - Eye of the Beholder is a modern retelling of the widely acclaimed PC classic Eye of the Beholder. A new evil has fallen upon the peaceful city of Waterdeep, and you have been called upon to uncover its source and destroy it. As you prepare to embark on an epic odyssey with a band of fearless adventurers, you must prepare yourself for confrontation with countless enemies and obstacles.

Players begin the adventure by creating a party of up to six characters -- choosing from Forgotten Realms races: Human, Half-Elf, Half-Orc, Lightfoot Halfing, Shield Dwarf, Moon Elf and Rock Gnome -- along with other skills and feats. Players choose to outfit their characters with more than 60 standard and 30 magical items and over 70 arcane and divine spells. Players can advance up to the 7th level. There will also be opportunities to have NPC's join and enhance the party while engaging in first person dungeon exploration with a host of interactive puzzles and encounters.

The Game Boy Advance version of Dungeons & Dragons will feature new dungeon layouts, challenges and expanded story, and additional side-quests not included in the original game.

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