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Impressions Games and Sierra Studios Continue the Pharaoh Saga with Cleopatra

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Hillary Crowley

Sierra Studios

hillary.crowley@sierra.com 

425-649-9800 x5002

 

IMPRESSIONS GAMES(tm) AND SIERRA STUDIOS(tm) CONTINUE THE PHARAOH(tm) SAGA WITH CLEOPATRA(tm)

Free Enhancement Pack with Editor Released to Celebrate Announcement of Cleopatra

 

CAMBRIDGE, MA (March 3, 2000) - Impressions Games(tm) and Sierra Studios(tm) today announced worldwide Pharaoh Official Expansion: Cleopatra(tm) (http://cleopatra.impressionsgames.com), 4 new campaigns for their award-winning, strategic city-building game, Pharaoh. Scheduled for release in July 2000, this official expansion pack will allow gamers to experience the final years of ancient Egyptian history through 15 totally new scenarios.

 

"Pharaoh players will love Cleopatra as much as Marc Antony did," said Alex X. Rodberg, marketing manager at Impressions Games. "With so many additions - new scenarios, industries, enemies, buildings, walkers, and monuments - Cleopatra will thrill Pharaoh owners who can't get enough of the ancient Egyptian land. It also will let players access any Pharaoh scenario, so even people that didn't finish Pharaoh will be able to enjoy this spectacular story of the Queen of Kings."

 

Pharaoh Official Expansion: Cleopatra picks up at the end of the New Kingdom, where Pharaoh left off. Players will be able to play 4 campaigns with 15 new missions, with challenges varying from building the Lighthouse at Alexandria, to battling grave robbers, to joining Mark Antony in his battle against Octavian. Now, players will sometimes be able to carry over military troops and personal wealth from one scenario to the next. New buildings, industries, animals, enemies, decorations and monuments expand the breadth of Pharaoh while maintaining the challenge and addictiveness. It is being developed for Impressions Games by Maryland-based Breakaway Games, who most recently developed Sid Meier's Antietam!

 

To celebrate the announcement, Impressions Games will make available as a free download the Pharaoh Enhancement Pack, offering gamers an editor and a slew of new missions and features. The Enhancement Pack, not to be confused with the recently announced Pharaoh Official Expansion: Cleopatra, can be downloaded localized for each language version at (http://www.pharaoh1.com). The Enhancement Pack includes a scenario editor, allowing gamers to create and customize their own missions, a version update, and twenty new missions from Impressions Games. The new Enhancement Pack is Windows(r) 2000 compatible.

 

Impressions Games, creator of some of the most innovative, best selling strategy titles, including the Lords of the Realm, Lords of Magic, Civil War Generals and City Building series, is a leading developer of PC games with offices in Cambridge, MA. More information can be found at http://www.impressionsgames.com and http://www.sierrastudios.com. Sierra On-Line, Inc. http://www.sierra.com/ is one of the original developers and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment and productivity software. Sierra is a division of Havas Interactive, a global leader in interactive content, and is one of the world's largest publishers of education, entertainment and home productivity software. Its divisions, Blizzard Entertainment(r), Coktel, Knowledge Adventure(r), Sierra(tm) and WON.net(r) are famous for releasing critically acclaimed and award winning titles. Havas has operations in the US and in Europe and is a subsidiary of the French publishing house Havas, part of Vivendi Communications.

 

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