GATHERING ANNOUNCES AGE OF WONDERS: SHADOW MAGIC FOR PC
Latest Installment In The Spellbinding Fantasy Series Slated For Release In
Windsor, England - 02 May 2003 - Computer and video game publisher Gathering,
(a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) and
critically acclaimed software developer Triumph Studios, today announced that
Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic for PC is currently in production.
Due for release in September 2003, Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic is set to
become the new benchmark for fantasy titles. Dutch developers Triumph Studios
have a proven track record in this genre.
This enchanting fantasy game throws players into the heart of a mythological
world where a new Empire has launched an aggressive assault on the Ancient Races
and all things magic. Meanwhile an even greater evil populated by hellish demons
breeds in its shadows.
Assuming the roles of mythical champions, players must make use of the dozens
of new and spectacular spells available, strike allegiances wisely and take on
the evil Phobius who threatens to turn this dream-like world into a living
nightmare for all its inhabitants. It's a daunting task but through courage,
ambition and strategic play, gamers can aspire to become the greatest sorcerer
of all time and the supreme ruler of an enchanted empire.
This latest addition to the series will enable players to experience the all
new and eerie Shadow World dimension and battle with races never seen before
across new and diverse landscapes. Combined with the option of creating a
totally unique environment with the map generator and rewriting the history of
this world time and time again through the enhanced campaign editor, players are
ensured a constant stream of completely new game experiences.
"Triumph has a wealth of experience in the fantasy genre," said
Graeme Struthers, Vice President of Gathering. "Shadow Magic continues to
maintain the precedent for high standards set by the original game, elaborating
on the praised fusion of empire building, role playing and tactical
"With each installment we have aspired to appeal to both die-hard
fantasy fans and attract new players to the genre," said Lennart Sas, Lead
Designer on the project at Triumph Studios. "We have paid particular
attention to the interface to ensure that the now almost limitless modification
options are easily accessible and enable newcomers to get straight into the
Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic is planned for release in September 2003. For
more information on this and other Take-Two Interactive products, visit www.take2games.com