100+ iGames Member Centers Participating; Offering Over $4,000 in Prizes
Leading game center organization iGames will host a series of special events presented by Comcast High-Speed Internet and co-sponsored by Intel and Corsair to celebrate the October 31 release of Neverwinter Nights 2, Atari's highly-anticipated sequel set in the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® Forgotten Realms® universe created by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS) The property is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro.
The first event will be a one-day exclusive premiere, Saturday, November 11, followed by an expanded showcase, November 13-26, allowing role-playing game (RPG) enthusiasts one free hour over a two-week period to sample the eagerly anticipated sequel.
Premiere: 31 select iGames member centers across North America, including Canada and Mexico.
Showcase: 80 additional iGames member centers.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO:
Special Premiere Events, with Over $4,000 in Prizes:*
Intel - Intel® Pentium® D processors
Corsair - Flash drives
Western Digital - Raptor hard drives
Logitech - Logitech® G5 Laser mouse & G15 keyboard
Antec - "Nine Hundred" case
(*) All events will also feature official game posters and other goodies for the attendees.
ABOUT THE GAME:
Neverwinter Nights 2, the sequel to the award-winning Neverwinter Nights computer role-playing game, is set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms, one of the popular campaign settings of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. It takes the player from the tiniest of villages into a sweeping tale of danger and war, chronicling their rise from a peasant to a full-fledged hero of the Realms, defending it against one of the greatest threats of the age.
The Neverwinter Nights franchise has sold more than two million copies worldwide, is translated into 10 languages, sold in more than 40 countries and features one of the largest and most active fan communities in all of gaming. To date, fans of the franchise, which includes Neverwinter Nights, Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide and Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark, have created nearly 4,000 modifications to the original game using the original, award-winning Aurora Toolset. A more robust toolset will be included with the release of Neverwinter Nights 2.
Experience the long-awaited sequel to the game that revolutionized creating and playing computer role-playing games;
Play your way - your actions and interactions, the companions you travel with, and the way you build your stronghold all change the course of your adventure;
Use the completely rewritten, powerful Obsidian Neverwinter Nights 2 Toolset to create your own adventures, share them with friends, or run them through your adventure directly as the Dungeon Master;
Play online with other gamers and enjoy limitless adventure;
Explore the Forgotten Realms in greater graphical splendor than ever before with a completely new, cutting-edge graphics system and an overland map;
Employ new spells, feats, and advanced prestige classes, based on the enhanced Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 Edition rules;
Recruit up to three companions to assist in your adventures. Improved party control allows for more dynamic tactical decisions in combat and more personal interaction;
Rediscover familiar locations and meet old friends from the Neverwinter Nights series.
Neverwinter Nights 2 is rated "T" for "Teen" and carries a MSRP of $49.99. A Limited Edition with bonus content is also available for a MSRP of $59.99. For more information, visit the game's official site at www.nwn2.com.. For a complete list of iGames game centers hosting the these events as well as details on other upcoming iGames events, including signup information, visit www.igames.org or contact the iGames events team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About THE HASBRO PROPERTIES GROUP
The Hasbro Properties Group (HPG), the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industry's richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro's core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.
New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining franchises such as The Matrix (Enter The Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo) and Test Drive®; and mass-market and children's franchises such as Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues and Dora the Explorer, and Dragon Ball Z®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext - ISIN: FR-0000052573), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.
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DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, FORGOTTEN REALMS, Neverwinter Nights, Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark and related logos are trademarks of Wizards of the Coast Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions, and are used with permission. Hasbro and its logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Hasbro, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other jurisdictions, and are used with permission.
iGames, Inc. offers a wide range of services to help independent and franchised game centers. iGames' mission is to promote and develop the growth of the game center industry. Its services unite game centers with the goal of establishing them as the driving force enabling the interactive entertainment industry to become the number one form of entertainment around the world. iGames has established strong relationships with industry leaders to provide a wide variety of products, services and programs to member game centers and gamers including software licensing, hardware discounts, exclusive game premieres, tournaments, and game nights. Today the company counts well over 500 centers and 1.2 million gamers, initiating and co-organizing more than 200 events a year. To learn more about iGames, go to www.igames.org.
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