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Friday, August 17, 2001

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Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn is Gold
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Mac RPG fans, rejoice! The long-awaited release of Mac OS Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn is upon us. MacPlay has just announced that this game has been declared "gold master" and is in duplication, due to ship out in early September.

BGII is widely considered to be the ultimate classical D&D RPG, and has won enough awards to stock an entire trophy case. This 5-CD adventure is Carbonized for Mac OS X. Here are excerpts from the press release:

MacPlay is pleased to announce that Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn has gone gold and that the award-winning game will be available from major retailers in early September. MacPlay is committed to bringing the best possible experience to the Apple gaming community, and Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn has been developed to utilize the most powerful features of OSX.

For those wishing to preview the game, an engaging trailer is now available on Apple’s Game website at www.apple.com/games. Product information is available on MacPlay’s website at www.macplay.com, and an aggressive preorder campaign remains in effect through the end of the month. Customers should expect to find the game at all the major Macintosh software retailers within the next few weeks.

“We are very excited to bring such a critically acclaimed title to the Macintosh,” said Mark Cottam, President of MacPlay. “Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn is the first of many key product releases scheduled over the next 4 months for MacPlay and illustrates our ongoing commitment to Apple and its loyal gaming community.”

Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn was named “Game of the Year” by MSNBC and Game Industry News, as well as “RPG of the Year” by Gamespot. The game is the latest chapter in the mythic saga that continues the much-loved Baldur’s Gate storyline. The Forgotten Realms® adventure ensues along the southern portion of the Sword Coast in the merchant kingdom of Amn. This region includes such diverse environments as the Forests of Tethyr, the Cloudpeak Mountains, the Drow cities of the Underdark, and the Capital City of Amn, Athkatla.

Developed by BioWare, the same team responsible for Baldur’s Gate, and converted to the Macintosh by MumboJumbo, Baldur’s Gate II features an incredibly detailed design and story with a highly engrossing plot showcasing immersive environments and dynamic characters that will thrill and engage players throughout the span of the game.

For more information on the title, be sure and check out our preview of the game. MGCD subscribers can pre-order Baldur's Gate II for just $39, which comes with a free BG2 Collector's Edition Bonus Disc, or you can also pre-order through CompuExpert.

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