The Adventure Begins as Westwood Studios Ships Blade Runner

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Another Gaming Genre is Redefined by the Creators of Some of the Most Popular Computer Games of All Time

Las Vegas, NV, November 14, 1997 -- Setting the standard once again, Westwood Studios today announced the release of Blade Runner, one of the most anxiously-awaited CD-ROM games of all-time and the first real-time adventure game ever created. Incorporating all of the daring, deceit, mystery and intrigue of Ridley Scott's 1982 film of the same name, Blade Runner is now available at retailers worldwide.

"Blade Runner will redefine and revitalize adventure gaming as we know it," said Louis J. Castle, executive vice-president at Westwood Studios. "With our ground-breaking proprietary 3-D technology, exquisite high-resolution graphics and over 70 characters utilizing sophisticated goal-oriented AI, Blade Runner will rejuvenate the adventure genre the way Command & Conquer reinvented strategy gaming."

In Blade Runner, players assume the role of Ray McCoy, a rookie Blade Runner hunting artificial humans known as Replicants. The L.A.P.D. suspects replicant involvement in an animal murder and Ray McCoy is assigned the case. The player must search for clues in over 100 interactive environments that recreate and expand the dark and mysterious culture, characters, and scenery of Los Angeles 2019.

System Requirements

Blade Runner is available for PC's equipped with a IBM or 100% compatible Pentium 90 or higher CPU, 16 MB of RAM, 16 bit SVGA graphics card w/2MB Video RAM, 170 MB of free Hard Drive space, 4X CD ROM or faster, and a Microsoftr compatible mouse. Blade Runner Supports Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 (with service pack 3.0 or higher).


Blade Runner is now available at all major software outlets worldwide. The product can also be ordered directly from Westwood via the company's Web site, or by calling 1-800-874-4607.

Virgin Interactive is the exclusive worldwide distributor for all Westwood Studio's products.

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Blade Runner/Westwood Partners is a joint venture between Virgin Interactive Entertainment and the Blade Runner Partnership formed to jointly publish interactive entertainment titles based on rights to the motion picture Blade Runner which are owned by The Blade Runner Partnership.

Westwood Studios is a prominent publisher of best-selling PC, Macintosh and next-generation console games. Formed in 1985, Westwood Studios has released several popular titles including: Dune II, the Lands of Lore series, the Kyrandiar adventure trilogy, Monopoly for the Internet, Blade Runner and the Command & Conquer product line, which has sold over 6 million units worldwide since its debut in 1995.

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