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Friday, March 8, 2002
Icewind Dale Goes Gold
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MacPlay announced today that Icewind Dale has gone gold and is scheduled to begin shipping to retail in about three weeks. In the spirit of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons adventure Tomb of Horrors, Icewind Dale is a classic dungeon crawl incorporating the award-winning gameplay elements from Baldur's Gate, offering players a chance to hone their combat skills while exploring the enormous caverns and dungeons beneath the Forgotten Realms campaign setting.

Here's a snippet from MacPlay's press release:

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.

Icewind Dale is one of the largest computer dungeon adventures ever created for the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. Developed using the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules by the Black Isle team that brought you Baldur's Gate, Fallout & Fallout 2, and Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale features improved graphics for advanced 3D effects that will leave you spellbound. With a new interface and streamlined player control, there's nothing to stand between you and glory; nothing except for 70 types of new monsters and some of the most formidable combat you'll ever encounter. Complete information on Icewind Dale can be found at

"The release of Icewind Dale builds on our already strong line-up of titles by bringing another award-winning role-playing title to the Macintosh community," said Mark Cottam, President of MacPlay. "Gameplay of Icewind Dale under OS X is incredible and a real treat for anyone familiar with the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons adventure series. We are very excited that Icewind Dale has reached the Gold Master Stage."

To promote the upcoming release of Icewind Dale, MacPlay is allowing customers to preorder the product at the introductory price of $49.99 directly from the company's web site. Customers within the U.S. will receive free shipping and handling, while a minimal charge of $20 will be applied to all international customers.

Until March 15, 2002, current customers of Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn, as well as any customer who has previously purchased from MacPlay's online store, will receive an additional $10.00 discount under the company's Customer Loyalty Program, linked below.

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