|GT AND LEGEND TO UNVEIL WOT AT E3
Groundbreaking First-Person Action/Strategy Title Utilizes Epic MegaGame's Revolutionary 'Unreal' Game Engine To Bring Robert Jordan's Popular Fantasy Novel Series To Life
NEW YORK, NY, May
4, 1998 - In an exclusive E3 "closed
door" preview, GT Interactive Software Corp.
(NASDAQ: GTIS) and Legend Entertainment will
showcase for the first time the highly
anticipated PC title, The Wheel of Time. Based on
Robert Jordan's popular fantasy novel series, The
Wheel of Time will utilize Epic MegaGame's
revolutionary "Unreal" game engine to
create a compelling first-person action/strategy
game with role-playing elements, set in a highly
detailed, real-time 3D world.
"The level of
consumer interest in The Wheel of Time is growing
exponentially and will continue to rise once its
innovative game play elements are revealed for
the first time," says Holly Newman, vice
president of Marketing for GT Interactive.
"Whether a fan of Robert Jordan's novels or
an avid gamer, The Wheel of Time will immerse
players in a graphically dynamic, action-packed
Legend Entertainment, The Wheel of Time is a
real-time, first-person 3D action/strategy game
with role-playing elements. Set in the world of
Robert Jordan's award-winning novels, the game
allows players to assume the identity of one of
four characters throughout a magical adventure.
In addition, players control their own
fortresses, explore environments, collect magical
artifacts, interact with non-player characters
and storm enemy citadels in search of mystical
seals while protecting their own home bases from
The Wheel of Time,
which will be available for the PC in 1999, as
well as GT Interactive's complete line of
software, is being showcased at the GT
Interactive booth #5626 during E3.
Entertainment Company is a developer and
publisher of entertainment software products for
personal computers. Since its inception in 1989,
Legend has created sixteen titles and has
established a sterling reputation in the industry
for excellent game design.
NY, GT Interactive Software Corp. is a leading
global publisher of entertainment and edutainment
software under the GT Interactive, Cavedog
Entertainment, SingleTrac and MacSoft brands for
personal computers as well as game systems from
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and
Nintendo. GT Interactive is a marketshare leader
in value-priced software under the WizardWorks,
CompuWorks and Slash brands. Located on the World
Wide Web at http://www.gtinteractive.com, GT Interactive is
publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market
System under the symbol GTIS.