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Santa Monica, CA – August 21, 2000 – RPG gamers will have the opportunity to fully equip their party before exploring The Gael Serran when Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) releases the Wizards & Warriors Collectors Edition. Gamers can preorder the Collectors Edition at EBWorld.com and Babbages.com while supplies last. The Wizards & Warriors Collectors Edition is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB for animated blood and violence and is expected to be available for a suggested retail price of $55.
In addition to the two game CD’s and manual, the Wizards & Warriors Collectors Edition includes:
*Two custom designed Wizards & Warriors miniatures designed by Ral Partha Publishing based on the game’s evil Liche G’hezzerd Rha and a demonic horned minion
*A map poster of the enchanted realm known as the Gael Serran for gamers to reference in their quest for the legendary Mavin Sword
*A BradyGames’ Wizards & Warriors mini-strategy guide
*A special box sleeve with unique art
*A sweepstakes card for a chance to win a reproduction of a 16th century suit of armor
Wizards & Warriors is a first-person, party-based, fantasy RPG from D.W. Bradley, the famed maker of Wizardry V, VI and VII. Gamers will utilize more than 30 unique characters skills and 50 character traits as they jump into hundreds of adventures, quests and mini-quests. The tale of Wizards & Warriors begins in an enchanted medieval realm known as the Gael Serran, where an evil Pharoah has overcome a curse and returned to a world unable to defend itself against him. Only the legendary Mavin Sword has the strength to bring his defeat and end the evil pharaohs diabolical plan. The title blends the excitement of today’s games with a depth and detail of story and character development unsurpassed in computer role-playing games. Boasting an estimated 200 hours of gameplay, Wizard & Warriors is being developed for Activision by Heuristic Park.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $572 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.
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