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Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares

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MicroProse, Leading publisher of high quality leisure software, is proud to announce Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares for the IBM PC CD ROM - the latest product in a line of successful strategy games from SimTex Software Corporation - the designers of Master of Orion and Master of Magic.

"With Master of Orion and Master of Magic, Steve Barcia and his team at SimTex Software Corporation proved that they could develop entertainment software that people want and enjoy and they are creating another compelling strategy game with Master of Orion II.", said Marcia Foster, product marketing manager at the MicroProse Studio in Maryland, US.

In Master of Orion II, Population growth has outstripped planetary resources and the need for galactic expansion has been a necessity. the goal of the game is to rule the galaxy. Players accomplish this goal through the development of technology, research, diplomacy and combat.

Acting as mighty emperors, users start with one colony and control how resources are allocated, where fleets are deployed, which galactic neighbors to wage war on and which to befriend. Then, players lead their people into other star systems, quickly securing the space and resources that will guarantee their supremacy.

Players encounter various obstacles; including, a race of fanatic xenophobes (the Antarans) from another dimension that wants to annihilate all intelligent life in the galaxy. Players may want to seek out the Antarans' homeland and destroy it in order to gain the Antarans' technological knowledge, making themselves more powerful.

"Master of Orion II takes the exciting theme of space exploration, colonization and combat from Master of Orion and introduces many new aspects that people wanted to see in the sequel.", said Steve Barcia, designer at SimTex Software.

Specific Enhancements in Master of Orion II:

Note: Master of Orion was named Strategy Game of the Year, 1993 by Strategy Plus magazine; Premiere Game of the Year, 1993 by Computer Gaming World; and received a Golden Triad Award, 1993 from Computer Game Review. Master of Magic was named Runner-up Strategy Game of the Year by Strategy Plus magazine.

MicroProse Europe is a subsidiary of Spectrum HoloByte Incorporated. Spectrum HoloByte is a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for use on CD-ROM-based personal computer systems. The company is also developing software for next generation console machines. The company's four development Studios are: Spectrum HoloByte Inc., Alameda, California; MicroProse Software Inc., Hunt Valley, Maryland; MicroProse Europe, Chipping Sodbury, England and SimTex Software Inc., Austin, Texas. Products are available nationally and internationally through major distributors, retailers and mass merchants. Spectrum HoloByte is a distributor in the US for Domark Software Inc., Prositronic Software Inc. and Animatek International. MicroProse Europe is a distributor in Europe and Australia for Spectrum HoloByte Inc. and Suncom Technologies Inc. MicroProse also distributes products for Domark Software Ltd. and Infogrames, ScA in Germany.

This press release was provided by MicroProse

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