WARCRAFT II: BATTLE.NET EDITION GOES GOLD
The epic battle between Orcs and Humans comes online
Irvine, Oct. 1, 1999 - The real-time strategy game that started it all is erupting into full-scale Internet warfare. Blizzard Entertainment® announced today that it has completed Warcraft® II: Battle.Net™ Edition, an updated version of Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness and Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal. The game will be available nationwide later this month.
Warcraft II: Battle.Net Edition brings its award-winning single-player action to an all-new multiplayer format over Battle.net, Blizzard's online gaming service, allowing Warcraft II fans to compete over the internet against players worldwide. Warcraft II: Battle.Net Edition includes the original 28 single-player scenarios from Warcraft II: the Tides of Darkness, as well as the 26 scenarios from the game's expansion set, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal.
Key features include:
Warcraft II has sold more than two million copies worldwide and has won Game of the Year as well as Best Multiplayer Game. The game's expansion set, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal won Best Game Enhancement of the Year.
Battle.net provides an arena for Blizzard customers to chat, challenge opponents and initiate multiplayer games. Battle.net is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Blizzard charges no hourly or monthly fees to connect to Battle.net. Games playable on Battle.net include Warcraft II, StarCraft™, StarCraft: Brood War and Diablo™. Diablo II will join the list of games late this year, and Warcraft III will be available by the end of 2000.
Availability and System Requirements
System requirements for Warcraft II: Battle.net Edition are Windows 95/98/NT; Pentium 60 or equivalent; 16MB RAM; 80MB available hard drive space; SVGA Video Card (DirectX compatible); DirectX compatible sound card for audio; Microsoft-compatible Mouse; and double-speed CD-ROM (Quad-speed for cinematics).
For the Macintosh, the system requirements are MacOS 7.6 or higher; Power PC; 16MB RAM; 80MB available hard drive space; Monitor support for 256 colors and 640 x 480 resolution; and double-speed CD-ROM drive (Quad-speed for cinematics).
Best known for blockbuster hits including the Warcraft ® series,
Diablo™, Blizzard Entertainment® (www.blizzard.com)
is a premier publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating many of the industry's most
critically acclaimed games. Blizzard's track record includes three
consecutive number-one selling games and multiple Game of the Year
awards. The company's free Internet gaming service Battle.net reigns as
the largest in the world with millions of unique users.