Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion Announced
SHADOWBANE: THRONE OF OBLIVION™ ANNOUNCED
Extensive Expansion Pack Introduces New Vampire Race for Online Role-Playing
SAN FRANCISCO – September 9, 2004 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s top game
publishers, announced today the Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion™ expansion pack
will be available at a manufacturer’s retail price of $19.99 on November 30. The
expansion for the critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online (MMO) game
Shadowbane® will feature an entirely new realm and rulership system that allows
players to seize and vie for control of sections of the game world.
"Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion brings guild warfare and city sieging to an
exciting new level with a strategic end-game that is unprecedented in the genre
of MMO games. ‘Build an Empire’ was one of the early rallying cries of
Shadowbane and with this expansion, our players can do exactly that," said Frank
Lucero, Shadowbane’s producer. “Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion brings with it
the new Vampire Race, new classes and disciplines, each with special powers and
abilities designed to enrich PvP combat. Additionally, graphical improvements
and extensive refinements to the existing siege system will enrich play and
In addition to the new strategic systems, Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion will
feature extensive new player options centered around an invasion from the Lands
of the Dead. Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion marks the first time in an MMORPG
that players can play Vampire characters. The Vampires’ clothing and armor will
spotlight their supernatural power and allure and demonstrate the appeal of
these creatures while exploring a new visual direction for Shadowbane. Their
unique powers, strengths, and weakness will add new layers and tactics to the
Shadowbane PvP landscape.
New classes, including the Nightstalker, Necromancer, and disciplines including
Vampire bloodlines and four new siege disciplines will also debut in Shadowbane:
Throne of Oblivion. Existing classes and disciplines will be undated to account
for the arrival of the undead legions, and new weapons will add new dimensions
to the existing power dynamic, forcing players to make new strategic decisions.
Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion will also feature graphical enhancements, shown
off to their fullest in new adventuring areas with all-new high-level content.
Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion is pending rating by the ESRB and more
information can be found on the official Shadowbane community Website, The
Chronicle of Strife: chronicle.ubi.com.
Minimum PC System Requirements
Supported OS: Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP
Processor: Pentium® III 700 MHz or higher or equivalent
RAM: 128 MB RAM
Video Card: 32 MB TNT2 (or better) OpenGL-compliant graphics accelerator
DirectX® Version: DirectX 8.1 or higher
CD-ROM: 4x or faster
Hard Drive Space: 1 GB free hard drive space
Multiplay: 56K modem + Internet connection
Valid credit card
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