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Wednesday, May 29, 2002
 

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Ubi Soft and Wolfpack have updated the Shadowbane web site with a new press release regarding the beta phase for this anticipated 3D massively multiplayer online role-playing game. They are looking to widen the current private beta soon, with thousands of new players expected to be added later in the year. Mac users who fill out the application will be sure to notice Apple's hardware is fully represented in their survey. Here's an excerpt from the site:

ubi.com and Ubi Soft, the publishers of Shadowbane, are now accepting additional applications for beta testers in Shadowbane, the fantasy-based, massively multiplayer online (MMO) game slated for launch later this year. Shadowbane has been in a closed beta test since January 2002. ubi.com will be letting thousands more players into the test this year. Players interested in being picked as a tester of the most highly anticipated online RPG of the year can apply for consideration at the Shadowbane Website: www.shadowbane.com.

Developed by Wolfpack Studios, Shadowbane has been called "The Next Great Online RPG" by Computer Gaming World. Shadowbane takes the genre to a new level by offering gamers an unparalleled challenge that combines role-playing and strategic elements. Shadowbane is the first MMO to offer a Dynamic World Model, in which players' actions and decisions permanently change the history, politics and landscape of the game. Players will utilize both role-playing and strategic elements for city management, army creation, siege warfare and economic development.

If you haven't yet signed up for the beta test, you can do so now at Ubi Soft's web site. Or, if you have already signed up, make sure your account info is up to date in their database.

For more on the game, check out some very comprehensive new information gleaned from E3 at the Aerynth forums and one fan's attempt at forging the actual blade of Shadowbane at UnknownPlayer.

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Register for Shadowbane Beta
Shadowbane Online Beta Database
Ubi Soft to Recruit New Beta Testers for Shadowbane
UnknownPlayer: Sword Journal
Wolfpack Studios
Aerynth: What did we learn from E3?


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