A Realm of Sorcery, Faith and War. Shadowbane is a game of Magic and Intrigue
set in a World almost lost to the ravages of War. Quite often, those
who seek power will do so through the formation of Guilds.
The design of Shadowbane adds a large-scale warfare system on top of
the fully-functional roleplaying game - allowing the more strategic-minded
players to bind together and vie for control of territories within the
online world. In a massively multi-user setting, this twist gives rise
to a whole new realm of game play - guild politics and siege warfare.
"It's an interesting hybrid of two very distinct genres. At its core,
it's still a roleplaying game - but on top of that foundation we've
added elements typically common to strategy games, such as creating
factions, defending castles, tactical formations, and the expansion
of territories," explains Josef Hall, Wolfpack's Founder and President.
This represents a marked departure from standard design, as the few
Persistent World titles currently in production have concentrated on
supporting the Roleplaying game model only.
In addition to being able to support tens (or potentially hundreds)
of thousands of players within the same 3D universe at once, Shadowbane
will provide, for the first time, an in-game mechanism whereby groups
of players can come together to amass armies and build Kingdoms.
- Shadowbane promises solo-adventuring, where players can gain levels
of experience, amass treasure, or otherwise grow in power, but that
merely scratches the surface.
- The game will include as many as 40 uniquely different character
classes to choose from, each of which will be well balanced both at
the lower and upper levels of skill.
Structured Guild System - Guilds, they aren't just for waylaying
people on the road anymore. Shadowbane has a REAL Guild System.
Guilds have their own Fighting styles, Skills, Castles, Territories,
and more. Guilds gain power through Raiding and Wars, just like
- Detailed Knowledge Tree - with over 300 powers, 70 skills, 22 classes,
and 40 sub-class Disciplines, Shadowbane allows for a level of individuality
previously unattempted by any other online game!
Dialogue will be displayed over your head ala Ultima Online or
in an easily accessible chat window. You will also be able to change
the font and color of your text.
- 3D Flexible view - providing the realism and the flexibility of
a fully 3d graphical engine.
Release Date: Summer 2001