Advertising Blurbs

Sierra's website:
    BETRAYAL IN ANTARA

    (available January 1997 for Windows 3.1 and Win95)

    Welcome to the Antaran Empire. This Empire was forged generations ago by a king who covertly gathered mages to his side and used them to unite the provinces under his banner. Although created with benevolent intentions, over time the Imperial institutions have fallen prey to corruption and decay.

    Today, a well-meaning Emperor is faced with a decadent and crumbling infrastructure where bribery, nepotism, intrigue, assassination, deceit and intrigue are rampant. Our story takes place against this backdrop. The player characters become embroiled in a devious plot of manipulation, political agendas, secret societies, racial hatred, magical discoveries, abduction, and assassination. Their involvement takes them across (and beneath) the Eastern realms of Antara. It is a journey with dramatic ramifications for each of them -- and for the Empire.

    Features

  • Build the skills and attributes of up to three characters at a time.
  • A massive game world provides the perfect backdrop for this sweeping epic RPG.
  • Antara's high-resolution SVGA graphics show off the hand-drawn maps and characters to their best effect, and the crisp rendered backgrounds give the game an unparalleled feeling of realism.
  • Professional voice actors bring the characters and NPC's to life.
  • The dynamic combat system combines strategic turn-based hex map combat with fully-animated enemies and a full range of sound effects.
  • An innovative new magic system enables your characters to learn from spells cast against them.
  • The powerful automap and the new "flashback" feature make mapping and record-keeping simple.


  • If you liked Betrayal At Krondor, you're going to love Antara!

    Contributed by jean-louis (22620) on Oct 26, 2015.

1997 Blizzard/Sierra game catalogue - Windows (Germany):

    Wenn Magie zur Realität wird

    Nach außen wirkt das Reich Antara ruhig und stolz, doch im Inneren brodeln Korruption und Verrat. Sie steuern drei Helden bei deren Suche nach dem rettenden Zauber und entwickeln ihre Fähigkeiten, indem Sie mit den Bewohnern des Reichs sprechen, ihnen helfen oder sie bekämpfen. Eine unvergeßliche Reise durch die Ländereien von Antara, bei der Sie strategische Kämpfe gegen düstere Machenschaften und politische Intrigen ausfechten müssen.

    "Betrayal in Antara ist für Rollenspieler ein Silberstreif am Horizont." PC GAMES

    • Das erste Rollenspiel, das das breite Publikum ebenso anspricht wie die echten Hardcore-Rollenspieler
    • Ein fantastisches 3D-Epos um eine komplexe Intrige
    • Hochauflösende und abwechslungsreiche Grafik
    • Unerreichte Spielbarkeit durch einfaches und intuitives Interface


    Fantasy-Rollenspiel

    Contributed by MZ per X (2939) on Oct 06, 2010.

PC Gamer magazine Vol 4. No. 7 - July 1997, pp.206-207:

    Beyond the world of Krondor
    - Betrayal has just begun.



    - INTERACT WITH OVER 200 UNIQUE CHARACTERS
    - TRAVERSE THE BREATHTAKINGLY IMMENSE 3D REALM.
    - FAMILIAR AND INTUITIVE INTERFACE TAKES YOU THROUGH A WORLD OF MYSTERY, INTRIGUE AND DANGER.
    - CUSTOMIZE YOUR CHARACTERS' SKILLS, POWERS AND ATTRIBUTES AS YOU UNRAVEL ANTARA'S ABSORBING MYSTERY.
    - CHECK YOUR CONDITION RING TO SE HOW BADLY YOU'RE INJURED.
    - RESEARCH AND CREATE OVER 40 POWERFUL SPELLS WITH THE ENHANCED SPELL CASTING SYSTEM.
    - ACTIVATE SPELLS AND OTHER UNIQUE WEAPONS.
    - A GOOD REST IS ALL YOU NEED TO RESTORE FLAGGING HEALTH.
    - HACK, SLASH AND COMBAT OVER 50 NEW ADVERSARIES.


    BETRAYAL IN ANTARA IS HERE. A COMPLEX WORLD OF SORCERY AND VILLAINS, IT SURPASSES EVEN ITS PREDECESSOR, THE AWARD WINNING BETRAYAL AT KRONDOR.

    NO OTHER ROLE-PLAYING GAME COMES CLOSE TO ANTARA'S ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ENGROSSING PLOT LINES. EXPERIENCE THE THRILLS, CHALLENGES AND DANGERS OF THIS ALL-NEW FANTASY REALM.

    SEE YOUR LOCAL SOFTWARE DEALER OR CALL 1-800 757-7707.

    DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE DEMO AT: WWW.SIERRA.COM/ANTARA

    Product Information Number 305

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (45630) on Jan 15, 2006.

Ad on back of Sierra game Birthright's jewel case (1996):
    A NEW ADVENTURE AWAITS.

    As the mighty and benevolent empire of Antara fractures under the weight of corruption and war, four unlikely heroes find themselves faced with an insidious mystery involving the most powerful figures in the Empire.

    Role-playing enthusiasts agree, Antara's magnificent 3-D terrain, its advanced combat system, its incomparable artificial intelligence, and engrossing plot lines are unlike any other. Experience the thrills, challenges and unknown dangers in Antara's all-new fantasy realm.

    * Face dozens of different exotic creatures and black-hearted villains in your battle to survive.

    * More than a role-playing game, more than a combat game. Antara is an unrivaled, spine-tingling adventure.

    * Interrogate dozens of fascinating characters. Use the unique "flashback" feature to replay discussions at any time.

    * Guide four unique characters through a richly detailed world of beauty, intrigue and deception.


    Contributed by PCGamer77 (3003) on Jun 07, 2002.

Unknown Source:
    From The Ashes of an Empire, Legends are Born.

    As the mighty and benevolent empire of Antara fractures under the weight of corruption and war, four unlikely heroes find themselves faced with an insidious mystery involving the most powerful figures in the Empire.

    No other fantasy role-playing game comes close to Antara's magnificent 3-D terrain, its advanced combat system, its incomparable artifical intelligence, and engrossing plot lines. Experience the thrills, challenges and unknown dangers in Antara's all-new fantasy realm.

    Contributed by Tony Van (2665) on Jan 08, 2000.