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'SpellForce II' Is Now Called 'SpellForce II: Shadow Wars'

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 11:37 p.m. PDT

In SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars the player takes over the role of the avatar, solving quests and overcoming obstacles as in classical RPGs, but also experiences strategic challenges while leading armies as in an RTS - therefore offering a complete synthesis of both genres in a perfect blend.

The player's character, equipped with a multitude of unique skills, spells and a great variety of items, weapons and armor, with the ability to level- up in a direction chosen by the player, is supported by up to five heroes. These heroes are part of the story and become important individuals as the tale unfolds, while their careers are chosen by the player at critical junctures.

Furthermore, in most scenarios of this detailed and lush fantasy world, the player leads one of three factions; The Realm, The Clan or The Pact and builds bases to gather resources and rally troops - preparing for epic battles! The Player will discover familiar elements, but most of all he'll experience a game like he has never played before - both in single and multiplayer modes.

The most beautiful, perfect and deadly of the Dark Races, the Dark Elves, are threatening to overrun mankind...Try to resist their Invasion and lead the Avatar and his heroes in forging new alliances to combat them! However you will soon come to realize that even more sinister forces are at work...Lead your armies in monumental battles and unravel the truth behind this epic story.The burden of ancient blood is heavy, it has fallen on you to carry it...


  • Innovative Role-Playing-Strategy Genre
  • Players can choose from over 100 Avatar skills, allowing them to develop individual characters and gameplay styles
  • Top quality graphics raising RTS standards to a new level
  • Highly detailed and living fantasy worlds which react to the actions of the player: Fight monsters, gather items, adventure, trade and harbor mighty artifacts to use for your conquests... a complete consistent world - unique for the RTS genre!
  • Players will lead different factions to victory, each with 12 very different units consisting of infantry, cavalry and flyers
  • Click'n'Fight: revolutionary control system, already well established since SpellForce I, guarantees instant action, the best possible overview and completely new tactical possibilities in battle
  • Single-player campaign with 50+ hours of game-play in a consistant game world with a continuous, gripping storyline and a wealth of sub-quests: Explore mountains, glades, forests, caves...
  • Different multi-player modes in over 30 stunning multi-player maps for Player vs. Player & Player vs. AI/Monsters, including exciting online interaction with intelligent and adaptive enemy AI
  • Multiplayer Avatars gain levels & equipment and can be used in both, Player vs. Players and co-op multi-player games

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