ACTIVISION'S NEWEST ADDITION TO THE ZORK FRANCHISE ZORK GRAND INQUISITOR TRANSPORTS PLAYERS TO LEGENDARY LOCATIONS OF THE GREAT UNDERGROUND EMPIRE
Newest Addition To The Hallmark Zork Franchise Transports New and Old Players Back to The Roots of Zork Featuring Original and New Characters, Zany Humor and Traditional Lore
Following the success of last year's Zork Nemesis, Grand Inquisitor is the eighth title in Activision's best-selling Zork franchise. Building on the break-through technology and critical acclaim of Zork Nemesis, Grand Inquisitor will bring fans the humor and nostalgic history of Zork's beloved Great Underground Empire. The game is scheduled to ship in the Fall of 1997.
An epic adventure, Zork Grand Inquisitor centers around restoring magic to the ailing Great Underground Empire so its inhabitants may be freed from the Dark Ages of Zork. In an effort to maintain control of the citizens of the lands and because of his own weakness, the Grand Inquisitor of the Empire outlawed the practice of magic in the kingdom. As the "Adventurer," players must join forces with the magic resistance and the disembodied spirit of a Dungeon Master to battle the Grand Inquisitor's regime. Along the journey, players time-travel back to classic Zork eras to restore three enchanted treasures to Zork -- returning magic to the lands.
"We are committed to continuing to break new barriers for this seminal franchise," said Bobby Kotick, Chairman and C.E.O., Activision, Inc. "As an addition to one of the most important and well-known game franchises in the history of the interactive entertainment industry, Zork Grand Inquisitor will give long-time fans and new Zork players an experience that will keep them captivated by this legendary series."
Zork Grand Inquisitor will push Activision's revolutionary Z-Vision engine technology, introduced in Zork Nemesis, to the limit. Expanding on the cutting-edge immersiveness of the critically acclaimed environments featured in Zork Nemesis, the title will include a new method for traveling between previous traveled game environments, more richly defined and interactive gameplay, and new interfaces.
Activision, Inc. is a publicly held developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for Microsoft Windows and MS-DOS-compatible, Macintosh and other computers, as well as Nintendo, Sega, and Sony PlayStation game systems. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in London, Tokyo and Sydney, the company sells and markets products under the Activision and Infocom trade names.
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