Two Wizards & Warriors Promotions Take Gamers to a Far Away Time



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Santa Monica, CA – September 13, 2000 – To help players get medieval, Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has organized two special promotions to support the launch of Wizards & Warriors slated to ship September 26th. Fans of the game can register to win a replica of a 16th century suit of plate armor at
or by buying the game and returning the enclosed sweepstakes card. In addition to the grand prize, one second place winner will take home a $200 gift certificate for the Ral Partha Publishing online store located at . Ten third place winners will win an action pack of five Activision games. Registration for the sweepstakes will begin September 13 and go through October 31, with prize drawings set to take place by the end of November 2000. 

Additionally, Activision and will be giving gamers the opportunity to complete their ensemble with a chance to win one of three “magic” items from Wizards & Warriors. The grand prize for the promotion will be a full size reconstruction of the Mavin Sword, the key quest item from Wizards & Warriors’ epic story. Each magical item will come with a scroll detailing the item’s origin and authenticity. Players can enter the contest via postcard or by visiting . Wizards & Warriors 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 $49.99.

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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