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Tuesday, July 30, 2002

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UbiSoft Announces Shadowbane Pre-Order
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Fans of the MMORPG genre that have been awaiting the much anticipated release of Shadowbane may be interested to hear of the somewhat unusual pre-order system that UbiSoft has decided to use. UbiSoft in conjunction with retailers Electronics Boutique, GameStop, and CompUSA is selling pre-order boxes for $10 from September 3. The money spent on this box will then be carried forward as credit should the purchaser then proceed to buy the full game when it is released in November. Here is what the box contains:

  • Shadowbane Desktop Wallpaper
  • A Shadowbane Screensaver
  • A Shadowbane Video “Trailer”
  • A one-time-use promotional code to unlock three Shadowbane Restricted Races: Minotaur, Aracoix, and Centaur.

Before you rush out and buy one however it must be pointed out that there is a definite catch for Mac gamers, while the game itself is being produced for both PC and Mac, the CD that comes with the pre-order box is not Mac compatible, according to their FAQ:
Is the pre-order CD available for Apple computers?

No, the retail version of the pre-order CD will not work for Macintosh users. However, the promotional code will still work to unlock the restricted races. We hope to have a Mac version of the screensaver and video available in September.

Therefore the only real advantage to be gained is the Restricted Race codes, which will themselves be progressively released each month after the release of the game.

For more information on this rather unusual pre-order method, or indeed the game itself please use the links below.

Ubi Soft Unveils Innovative Shadowbane Pre-Order Program
Shadowbane Promotional Pre-Order CD FAQ
Wolfpack Studios

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