Rockville, MD - May 10,
2002 -- Bethesda Softworks Inc., a ZeniMax Media company, today announced that it will
publish Black & White for the PlayStation game console throughout North America. This
award-winning, best selling title, created by Lionhead Studios, is a unique god simulation
game that allows you to play the role of a god as you interact with villagers.
Indulge your despotic tendencies in a PlayStation game that gives you ultimate
control. Control every aspect of the lives of your citizens, command a variety of
different tribes, cast dozens of spells or use your titan, to crush the opposition. Do you
fancy yourself as a kind and indulgent leader or a raging and maniacal tyrant? Good or
evil, black or white, the choice is yours.
Eight tribes live their lives in harmony. They work the land, fish the sea, build
homes and farm animals. They only want for one thing. A god. And this is where you come
in. It's divine intervention - the villagers, in trouble one day, shout for help and you
swoop from the heavens and save them. From that moment on, everything changes. You are
their god and they set about constructing a temple in which to worship you. And, as is the
way of gods, the more worship you receive, the stronger you get.
Everywhere you look you'll find challenges. These are mini-tests
and micro-quests for you to embark upon. For example, how do you deal with thieves taking
your tribe's livestock? Can you find and heal the sick villager lost in the woods? How
will you help your fishermen in their boats after the wind turns and blows them towards
the lethal reefs? Can you outwit the gambler on the beach?
"We're very excited about bringing such a well known, high
quality game like Black & White to the PlayStation," said Vlatko Andonov,
President of Bethesda Softworks. "The controls and gameplay are easy to manage, which
enhances the fun elements that have made Black & White so popular."
· Choose from a range of civilizations to
rule, each with their own benefits and flaws.
· Create your own titan using any creature
within the game world.
· Choose your path - Are you a peace-loving
ruler, or a bloodthirsty despot.
· Fantastic 3D game world brings your
subjects to life.
· Revolutionary control system - pad
movements dictate the smoothness and shape of the on-screen action.
Black & White for PlayStation is scheduled for release in Fall 2002.