Realms of the Haunting Ad Blurbs (DOS)

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Advertisement in PC Games, February 1997 (German):



    In Realms of the Haunting übernehmen Sie die Rolle des jungen Adam Randall. Durch den plötzlichen Tod seines Vaters verschlägt es Adam in das entlegene Dorf Helston, wo die Dinge nicht so sind, wie es auf den ersten Blick scheint. Durch den Inhalt eines seltsamen Paketes, das er von seinem Vater geerbt hat, wird Adam in eine verworrene Geschichte aus Zeit und Raum geworfen. Mehr als 120 Minuten Videosequenzen und 3D-Gameplay mit Hunderten von Schauplätzen, Dämonen, schwarzer Magie, Terror und Wahnsinn erwarten Sie in diesem geheimnisvollen Adventure!

    RaALms of the HAuNtinG


    PC GAMES - 87%

    PC ACTION - 86%

    PC TOTAL 87%

    Contributed by Xoleras (65984) on Oct 13, 2004.

Press Release:

    Realms Of The Haunting Debuts!
    Cross-Genre Blend Of Adventure And 3-D Action Sets New Trend In Adventure Gaming

    Irvine, California, March 3, 1997 - Interplay Productions announced today the release of Realms Of The Haunting, a unique game experience which combines a spine-chilling adventure with first-person 3-D action. Developed by Gremlin Interactive, Realms Of The Haunting utilizes the innovative combination of first-person 3-D playing environments and third-person cinematic sequences to create a new standard in adventure games. Realms Of The Haunting will be available at software retail outlets on March 25th.

    "Playing Realms Of The Haunting was some of the most fun I've had gaming in the last year. It's one of the few games that can truly get you scared enough to jump out of your seat," said Brian Fargo, CEO of Interplay. He added, "I recommend turning down the lights while playing to really get the full experience."

    Realms Of The Haunting, a disturbing perception of the future based on visions of the Apocalypse, uses an advanced 3-D engine to create an intricate, detailed and frighteningly photo-realistic playing environment. Over 90 minutes of seamlessly integrated full-motion video pulls the player into a mystery that unfolds as the forces of good and evil confront one another in a world that is not quite what it seems. Realms of the Haunting's engrossing storyline, in-depth character development and intriguing puzzles will challenge gamers of all levels.

    The player is a young Adam Randall whose father's untimely death leads him to the remote Cornish country village of Hellston, an actual town in England. It is here that the player is pulled into the beautifully rendered 3-D Realms of Sheol (Hell), Hellud (Earth), Raquia (Spirit) and Arqua (Divine). Within these Realms are hundreds of locations filled with a host of characters and 3-D objects that provide a unique level of gaming interaction. The player's goal, to ward off the impending doom with wits alone and unite the broken Shrive with the Soulstone so that good may reign the Earth. Available on 4 CD-ROMs, Realms Of The Haunting will run on any 486DX2/66 or faster with DOS 5.0 or later and at least 16Mb RAM and 20MB hard disk space. A double-speed CD-ROM drive, a Microsoft compatible mouse and a Sound Blaster compliant sound card are required.

    Since 1984, U.K. based Gremlin Interactive has been an award-winning developer and publisher of home interactive software for a variety of computer and console systems. Using only the most up-to-date technology and available equipment such as their in-house motion capture studio, Gremlin is presently developing titles for PC CD-ROM, Sony PlayStation, SEGA Saturn(R) and other consoles. Gremlin Interactive titles include Loaded, and its sequel Reloaded, VR Soccer `96, Whiplash, Normality and Slipstream 5000.

    Contributed by skl (1135) on Feb 22, 2004.

Back of Box - DOS (US):
    Are you prepared for the battle of all existence?

    Forged in the Beginning and protected by the Seven Seals, there lies a place where thought and creation intertwine. The center for all realms of existence, it is the balancing force between good and evil, man and spirit. A focal point for all energies, and the one element that has kept the consuming nature of darkness at bay... until now.

    One by one, the Seals of protection have been broken. Step by step, Darkness prepares for its final assault. And as the apocalypse draws near, only one force can stop the shadow of evil from eternal reign: you.

    Contributed by Alan Chan (3479) on May 08, 2000.