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Wednesday, June 20, 2001
Destineer Announces Fall Release for AOE2, Links 2002
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Peter Tamte's recently-named company Destineer has announced that they expect both Age of Empires II and Links LS 2002 to ship by this Fall, under the Bold label. These are the first two of many promised Microsoft titles that this company will ship for the Mac OS and are both highly-anticipated releases.

Here is a sample from the press release:

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—June 20, 2001 – Newly created games developer and publisher
Destineer™ announces today that its Macintosh label, Bold™, will ship two of
its highly anticipated games this fall. Microsoft® Age of Empires II: The
Age of Kings™ for Macintosh will ship in early October and Microsoft® Links™
2002 will ship in late October.

Age of Empires II is being converted for the Macintosh by Westlake
Interactive. Links 2002 is being converted by Green Dragon Creations. Both
Westlake and Green Dragon have been working on these conversions
confidentially for many months.

"We are overwhelmed by the enthusiasm Mac people all over the world are
showing for these two games," said Peter Tamte, Destineer’s president. "We
chose Westlake and Green Dragon to do these conversions because we want to
ensure people in the Mac community will be even more excited by these games
once they actually get to play them on their Macs this fall."

One of the most anticipated computer games ever, Microsoft® "Age of Empires
II: The Age of Kings," spans 1,000 years, from the fall of Rome through the
Middle Ages, and challenges players to lead one of 13 civilizations into
greatness. Developed by Ensemble Studios of Dallas, "Age of Empires II: The
Age of Kings" retains the epic scope and accessibility of "Age of Empires"
while improving on the game's combat and economic trade features. Featuring
the design expertise of Bruce Shelley, co-creator of such game classics as
"Civilization" and "Railroad Tycoon," the game combines stunning graphics
with the drama and intrigue of the Middle Ages. The game’s Windows® version
has already sold over 3 million units.

Microsoft’s series of Links games are, by far, the best-selling golf games
ever created. Links 2002 for Macintosh will feature an entirely new graphics
engine that delivers unprecedented ball physics and graphics, new golfers,
new courses and many other exciting features to be announced later this

While October may seem quite some time away, we're sure this Summer will be full of enough games to while away your leisure hours until then.

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