Press release: 2000-06-28: Infogrames Enchants Stores This Week With Silver for Sega Dreamcast
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Original source: The Free Library
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 28, 2000 The Highly Anticipated Adventure/RPG Game Brings Wizardry And Magic To Most Major Retail Stores Grab your sword, because the village women are missing and David needs your help! Silver(TM), Infogrames' anticipated adventure/RPG title for the Dreamcast(TM) begins shipping to most major retail stores this week. Brandish your sword and shield and get ready for an exciting adventure through the dense, dark, misty forests in the realm of Silver. Silver, a corrupt and sinister sorcerer, rules the land of Jarrah with an iron fist. He and his henchmen have abducted the village women as part of a pact with the almighty god, Apocalypse. The player, as David, a promising young knight whose wife languishes among the captured, is the only hope for stopping Silver and his minions. To complete his quest, David must obtain and master eight magical orbs that will allow him to summon the forces of fire, ice, life, lightning, earth, acid, time, and light. These orbs will grant him the power to battle Silver's dark sorcery. "Silver offers gamers a stunning adventure filled with beautifully rendered interactive worlds and fascinating foes and allies," said David Riley, director of marketing for Infogrames' San Jose label. "The game's intuitive interface and design is a perfect fit for the advanced technology of the Dreamcast system." Players never experience the same situation twice as they roam freely around Jarrah in a non-linear pattern. They explore a variety of areas that include the tranquil island of Haven, the blasted ice plains of Winter and the underground rivers of blood at Metalon. As the player wanders throughout the mystical land, he encounters more than 50 unique, fascinating characters, some of which may be recruited as allies to assist in his quest against the evilsorcerer. Characters range from harmless imps to frightening bosses that include an evil ice dragon and a giant rat god. With an advanced artificial intelligence system in place, these enemies react intuitively and unpredictably to changing conditions. Developed by Spiral House, Silver is available at an estimated retail price of $39.99 and can be found at most major retail outlets. Infogrames Entertainment, S.A. (Paris Bourse:SICOVAM 5257) is a worldwide leader in the interactive entertainment software industry. Headquartered in France, the company develops and publishes award-winning computer and video games for the PlayStation(R) game console, PlayStation(R) 2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo(R) 64, Nintendo(R) Game Boy(R) Color, Sega(R) Dreamcast(TM), Macintosh(R), and personal computer platforms. Founded in 1983 by chairman and CEO Bruno Bonnell, Infogrames has published many award-winning franchises in its 17-year history, such as Alone In The Dark(TM), Test Drive(R), Driver(TM), Deer Hunter(TM), Oddworld(TM), Unreal, Independence War(TM), and V-Rally(TM). The company is also known for its best-selling and award-winning line of children's entertainment software from Humongous Entertainment starring Putt-Putt(R), Freddi Fish(TM), Pajama Sam(R) and SPY Fox(TM), as well as its successful Macintosh publishing label, Macsoft, the number one publisher of Macintosh entertainment software. In addition, Infogrames has a number of key strategic licenses including Warner Bros. Looney Tunes(TM), Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues(TM), Le Mans 24 Hours(R), AM General Hummer(R), Harley-Davidson(R), and Dodge(R) Viper. For more information, visit Infogrames' US Web site at www.us.infogrames.com. COPYRIGHT 2000 Business Wire No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder. Copyright 2000, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.