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DREAMFALL: THE LONGEST JOURNEY

The breathtaking sequel to the critically acclaimed adventure game 'The Longest Journey' arriving on PC and Xbox in May

LONDON, ENGLAND, April 7th 2006 - Released in 2000 and acclaimed as one of the benchmarks of the 3D adventure game genre upon its release, 'The Longest Journey®' is now set to herald an eagerly anticipated sequel this May in the form of Dreamfall®, The Longest Journey, courtesy of Norwegian Developer, Funcom and Publisher, Empire Interactive, one of the UK's leading independent game publishers.

The second instalment of an epic journey that began with 'The Longest Journey', Dreamfall is an action-packed thriller which is once again set to redefine the Adventure game genre with its incredibly ambitious, lively and convincing universe. Featuring three fully playable characters, each with their own distinctive playing style, personality and skill set, Dreamfall offers an exciting and diverse gameplay experience. And with multiple paths throughout the game with every situation offering multiple solutions, Dreamfall invites you to use your brain, your brawn and the environment to progress through the game YOUR way. (Have shortened and simplified)

In addition to its diverse cast of playable characters and its emergent gameplay, Dreamfall also has a rich canvas of worlds to play in and explore. There is Stark, a world of science in a realistic vision of an Earth of the future with locations spanning across a range of continents. To Arcadia, the world of magic, a fantasy realm with fantastic vistas and magnificent creatures. And The Winter, a mystical place outside of the boundaries of time and space, where a sinister black house holds a terrifying secret.

Three playable characters, beautiful art direction, unparalleled gameplay freedom, a great range of action approaches including combat, quests and set-pieces, an elaborate and intricate storyline, a dynamic screenplay and dazzling soundtrack; Dreamfall is about to deliver a unique, powerful and unforgettable gaming experience.

Game Features

  • Three fully playable characters, each with their own distinctive playing style, personality and skill set; Zoë Castillo, the smart and streetwise 'girl next door'. April Ryan, the dark and angry rebel. Kian, the mysterious and exotic assassin
  • Three radically different game worlds to explore

    Choose your own path - every situation has alternate solutions

  • Combat - hand-to-hand, or with sword and quarterstaff. Learn new moves throughout the game
  • Thrilling set-pieces - real-time cinematic sequences where you are in control of the outcome
  • Stealth - sneak past or distract enemies to avoid confrontations
  • Quests and Missions - converse with a multitude of diverse characters, make allies and enemies, embark on epic quests
  • Travel between worlds, play mini-games and immerse yourself in a powerful and emotional storyline
  • 7.1 surround sound featuring an original live orchestral soundtrack

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www.dreamfall.com

About Empire Interactive

Empire is a leading UK quoted computer games developer and publisher, specialising in innovative video games with mass-market appeal. The Group is one of the most established in the industry now in its 19th year of business. Its portfolio of titles includes Starsky & Hutch, FlatOut, Big Mutha Truckers, Space Invaders 25th Anniversary and Starship Troopers. The Group's value division, Xplosiv, continues to increase its market share across Europe and has experienced success with its first PS2 titles.

Headquartered in the UK, Empire has offices in the US, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Further information about Empire and its products can be found at: http://www.empireinteractive.com

About Funcom

Funcom is a world leading independent developer and publisher of computer and console games with a focus on Action Adventure and Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG).

Since 1993 Funcom has provided the globe with outstanding entertainment and continues to expand its track-record of 23 released games to date. Recent successes include the multi-award winning The Longest Journey, the award winning and critically acclaimed Anarchy Online - The Notum Wars and the heralded masterpiece Anarchy Online - Shadowlands.

Funcom is currently developing four games internally, including Dreamfall - The Longest Journey, Anarchy Online - Lost Eden, Age of Conan: Hyborian adventures and one unannounced MMOG project. Further information can be found at www.funcom.no

About Micro Application

Created in 1981, Micro Application specializes in the publishing off general public software, computer books and consumable.

Building one its successes in French-speaking markets since the release off the strategy America range, have well have Journey to the Center off the Earth and Xpand Rally, Micro Application is pursuing its video range development policy in view off becoming one off the first-ranking publishers in the field.

Today, Micro Application salts nearly 4 products million has year and employs closed to one hundred people. Consecutive For the fourth year, Micro Application has gained the number one position one the leisure software market with 12% off market share (source: 2003 GFK).

For more information, please visit www.microapp.com

'Dreamfall' and 'The Longest Journey' ® 2006 - Funcom Published by Empire Interactive under license from MICRO APPLICATION

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