Icewind Dale, realMyst Reach Beta
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MacPlay's Henry Price sent word to IMG today that two of their upcoming games have reached the beta stage of development and are scheduled to begin shipping to retail in early March: Icewind Dale and realMyst.
The long-awaited Icewind Dale, developed by Black Isle (who also brought us Fallout and Baldur's Gate), is a role-playing game based on the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules and set in the Forgotten Realms:
Using the award-winning BioWare Infinity Engine developed by BioWare for Baldur's Gate, players create a party of adventurers in the frigid north to combat monstrous cyclops and frost giants that dwarf the player characters as they search for an evil lying deep within the Spine of the World. Icewind Dale offers high-level character advancement in this adaptation of the AD&D rules under license from Wizards of the Coast.A modern 3D rendition from Rand and Robyn Miller's Cyan of the Mac-first, all-time best-selling computer game, realMyst is Myst freed from the technical constraints of the mid '90s:
realMYST uses a state-of-the-art real-time 3D graphics engine to present Myst as it was originally intended: a tale of mystery and intrigue, set in an immersive, dynamic world. Wide-open game play allows players to walk and look anywhere they choose in real-time with 360 degrees of freedom. Witness extraordinary 3D effects as day changes into night and weather changes from brilliant sun to dreary rain, creating an entirely new game experience.To promote their upcoming releases, MacPlay is taking pre-orders at the introductory prices of $49.99 for Icewind Dale and $29.99 for realMyst, with shipping free within the U.S. and $20 internationally. (Current customers of Baldur's Gate II and any customers who have previously purchased from MacPlay's online store can receive an additional $10.00 discount under the company's Customer Loyalty Program.)
For more information on Icewind Dale, read our preview at the link below.
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