Coming Soon Magazine!


graphic line

Click to view advertisers
Click on image to visit site

IRVINE, Calif., March 18, 1996 -- Blizzard Entertainment'sWarcraft II: Tides of Darkness has sold half a million copies worldwide, according to information from PC Data and key domestic and international retail accounts. The blockbuster fantasy-strategy game reached the 500,000 milestone in just three months and continues to sell record numbers worldwide.

"The popularity of entertainment software has exploded in the past year -- top-notch computer games like Warcraft II are now selling as many copies as hit records," says Allen Adham, president and founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "Warcraft II's success demonstrates the unlimited potential that exists for high-quality titles which combine the latest technology with addictive game play."

Since shipping in December, the game has enjoyed record sales around the world and continues to be one of the best-selling titles in many countries, including the U.S., France, Germany and Canada. According to PC Data's January report, Warcraft II is the best-selling new release.

Said, Chuck Whitaker, NeoStar Divisional Merchandise Manager for 850 Software Etc. and Babbages stores, "Ever since Warcraft II began selling in my stores, it has been one of the best sellers that I have seen in the last five years. Its sales momentum and incredible popularity are phenomenal. Warcraft II continues to be one of our top five sellers and shows no signs of letting up."

Additionally, Warcraft II has received numerous accolades from industry press. The product recently won Game of the Year and Best Multiplayer Game from PC Gamer. The game has also earned high ratings and praise from leading gaming magazines including Computer Gaming World, Computer Game Review, PC Entertainment and Computer Games Strategy Plus.

Warcraft II is available immediately in DOS CD-ROM format at most computer and software retail chains nationwide for approximately $50. The game is also offered directly from Blizzard at (800) 953-SNOW. A DOS expansion set entitled Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal is due out in April, and a Macintosh version of the full retail version is scheduled for release this fall.

Blizzard Entertainment is a premier publisher of next-generation entertainment software. The company's blockbuster hits Warcraft and Warcraft II have earned top industry honors including Game of the Year and Best Multiplayer Game, as well as high ratings and rave reviews from numerous gaming magazines. Soon to be released titles include Diablo, a role-playing game, and Pax Imperia 2, a galactic empire simulator. Blizzard is a division of Davidson & Associates, Inc., a leading multimedia studio for educational and entertainment software.

# # #

This press release was provided by Blizzard Entertainment

graphic line


Copyright © 1996 Coming Soon Magazine! All Rights Reserved.