Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,674 Reviews & Articles | 36,067 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

Shadowbane Preview


| RPG in Gaming | Posted: Jul 27, 2003 4:00 am

Darkness has fallen upon the world of Aerynth. Only a century ago the Elves and the Sons of Men fought their final battle, a battle so terrible that Aerynth itself was shattered, and all of the world's children were plunged into an Age of Strife. The ancient Gods have grown silent, and glorious empires that spanned millennia have all crumbled into dust. Strife and Chaos reign supreme as the survivors carry on ancient feuds or turn upon old allies, fighting for the scraps of the broken world.

Yet all the while the shadows lengthen, as ancient evils stir in forgotten places, hungry for blood and vengeance. In her darkest hour, Aerynth needs heroes, heroes who can forge new empires, heroes who will stand against the coming darkness. The Doom of Aerynth draws near, but a name out of ancient legend offers salvation to a sundered world: Shadowbane. If it can only be found, this Sword of Destiny will give its wielder the power to save the world... or to destroy it.

Shadowbane Features


- Physically affect the terrain, buildings, politics, and history of Shadowbane and discover the first MMO with a Dynamic World Model


- Experience a groundbreaking blend of MMO role-playing and large- scale strategy that blazes new paths of possibility - embark upon quests, run shops, build cities and siege castles in your bid to create or crush empires


- Build character using a deep multi-classing system (10 races and more than 20 character promotion classes) to create unique combinations of professions, classes, skill, and fighting styles as you progress - for boldly original characters you can't play in any other world


- Extensive guild system allows for true social and political maneuvering featuring 13 guild types (such as Wizard's Tower, Mercenary Company, Thieves Den, Barbarian Clan, and more), probationary member voting, guild ranks and titles, a deep guild allegiance/fealty system, a unique coat of arms creation tool, war declarations and assassinations for the ultimate experience in online political intrigue


- Incredible story arc covers over five thousand years of recorded history, abounding with legends, epics, and tragedies


- Complete city creation system, drag and drop weapon shops, armories, magic shops, guild halls, barracks, guards that patrol the city along player-defined paths, city walls, gates, towers and archers that walk the ramparts.


- Detailed magic system with over a dozen schools of magic, from Summoning and Wizardry to Channeling and Psionics (warlockry)


- Complete Personal Housing system system allows players to build their own cottages, houses, villas and citadels


- An elaborate and detailed system for Castle Sieges, including siege weapons, troop formations, guard patrols and the ability to burn cities to the ground


- Complete city creation system, drag and drop weapon shops, armories, magic shops, guild halls, barracks, guards that patrol the city along player-defined paths, city walls, gates, towers and archers that walk the ramparts.


- Character Multi-classing -- Players can master up to three additional Disciplines from a list of dozens available, like Archery, Blademastery, Wyrmslayer and Stormlord.


- Real time in-game reporting system communicates information with vital statistics and game progress instantaneously to and official fan sites


- Fully customizable and easy to use interface

Expected Ship: 2003


Publisher: Ubi Soft Entertainment


Developer: Wolfpack Studios


Platform: PC and Mac


Right of Reply

We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Further Reading: Read and find more Gaming content at our Gaming reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below