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MICROPROSE RELEASES DARKLANDS

 MICROPROSE RELEASES DARKLANDS
 HUNT VALLEY, Md., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroProse Software, Inc.,


a wholly owned subsidiary of MicroProse, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPRS), famous worldwide for its high-quality entertaining simulations of combat and adventure, has announced the release of Darklands, its first true fantasy role-playing game.
 Set in 15th Century Medieval Germany, DARKLANDS is as realistic and challenging a simulation as previous MicroProse releases. "The common thread of all of our titles, from GUNSHIP to RAILROAD TYCOON, is that they have an intellectual core," said Arnold Hendrick, DARKLANDS' game designer. "DARKLANDS is no different -- the problems and tasks the gamer faces are straight from the events and attitudes of Medieval Germany."
 Fifteen Century Germany was a time of violence and corruption and was an era with three Popes simultaneously in charge, powerless emperors, gangster nobles, and venal clergyman. DARKLANDS recreates this period and emphasizes the beliefs of the time: witches worshipping the devil, people praying to saints to produce real miracles, alchemists turning lead into gold, and dragons inhabiting caves.
 Players explore a vast map of Germany with a party of four adventures created from the likes of nobles, swordsmen, mercenaries, thieves, alchemists, monks, and several more. Millions of different character types are possible by choosing from 26 attributes and skills. The ultimate goal of the game is to achieve fame and immortality on multiple quests, many of them simultaneous. Quests are created by an "adventure generator" for endless replayability.
 Darklands is available for IBM(R)-compatibles at a suggested retail price of $69.95. It requires 2 MB of RAM. The game supports AdLib(TM), Roland(R), Pro AudioSpectrum(TM), Sound Blaster(TM), and PC speaker sounds. A hard disk, VGA graphics, MS DOS(R) 5.0 or equivalent, and a mouse are required.
 MicroProse, Inc., designs and markets a full line of interactive entertainment software for personal computers and video game systems. It products are available worldwide through major distributors, retailers, and mass merchants.
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 /CONTACT: Kathy Gilmore of MicroProse Software, 410-771-1151, ext. 217/
 (MPRS) CO: MicroProse Software, Inc. ST: Maryland IN: CPR SU: PDT


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