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Printed advertising - PC Player Strategie-Sonderheft (1997):
    „BLAST ZUM ANGRIFF“ Sie sind ein furchtloser Söldnerkommandant, der ausschließlich vom Kampf lebt. In der durch Kriege zerrissenen Welt von WARHAMMER herrscht kein Mangel an Angeboten für Ihre hartgesottene Truppen.
    Seltsame Ereignisse werfen ihre Schatten im Imperium voraus und die Orakel prophezeien eine Zeit der Schlachten und des Leids. Für Entscheidungsschwäche bleibt keine Zeit, denn wer sich nicht für eine Seite entscheiden hat, wird vom kommenden Sturm wie ein Blatt im Wind hinweggefegt werden. Jetzt ist der Zeitpunkt gekommen, für Ihre Grundsätze einzutreten - das Zögern von einer Sekunde bedeutet eine Einladung für den Tod.

    So urteilt die Fachpresse:
    PC SPIEL:
    »Mindscape spendiert mit diesem Spiel wahrhaftig eine stimmungsvolle Story«
    PC ACTION: »Minscape hat mit Warhammer wirklich einmal etwas Neues geschaffen«
    PC GAMES: »Grafisch und Soundtechnisch bewegt sich Warhammer auf sehr hohem Niveau«

    Gewaltige Leistungsmerkmale:
    • Betrachten Sie die Schlachten aus einem beliebigen Blickwinkel. Sie besitzen volle 360 Grad-Bewegungsfreiheit in den dreidimensional scrollenden Landschaften.
    • Kontrollieren Sie gewaltige, unterschiedlichste Armeen - wählen Sie zwischen 25 verschiedenen eigenen Einheiten. Kämpfen Sie gegen Gegner, die mehr als 30 verschiedene Einheitentypen aufstellen können.
    • Verschiedene Spielwege, die Ihnen die Freiheit lassen, Ihre Missionen selber zu planen und auszuführen.
    • Echtzeitkämpfe in Spielhallenqualität versetzen Sie mitten in das Geschehen.
    • Erstklassige 256-Farben-SVGA-Grafiken erwecken die WARHAMMER-Welt zum Leben.
    • Getreu an die WARHAMMER-Fantasy Battles-Welt von Games Workshop angelehnt.
    • Über 30 Charaktere mit voller Sprachausgabe, daneben mitreißende Musikuntermalung und realistische Soundeffekte.

    JETZT KOMPLETT IN DEUTSCH!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (205280) on Apr 01, 2010.

Press Release - Windows:

    Mindscape Releases Warhammer: Shadow Of The Horned Rat

    Raise Your Sword Against Evil in this Windows 95 CD-ROM Epic

    Novato, CA-January 1996
    Berserk war wyverns, ratmen, and the crushing ferocity of massively armored black orc warriors-this is the world of Warhammer, a fantastic universe based on the works of Games Workshop, and brought to life by Mindscape in a new, cutting-edge Windows 95 strategy game, available now for an estimated street price of $50.00.

    Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat(TM) combines awesome battles with meticulously plotted game design to set a new standard for computer strategy games. This stunning translation to the computer remains faithful to the tabletop hobby game while taking advantage of the capabilities offered by state-of-the-art technology. Shadow of the Horned Rat also pioneers new techniques of artificial game intelligence to deliver realistic computer-controlled opponents who react differently each time the game is played-and respond to strategies with ingenuity and cunning.

    "The combination of a real-time strategy game and real-time 3D rendered graphics running under Windows 95 is powerful," said Bob Goldberg, President of Mindscape. "We've worked closely with Games Workshop to ensure the quality of the gameplay, and with Microsoft to make it one of the early game titles for Windows 95 that takes full advantage of the operating system."

    The Setting
    You're cast in the role of Morgan Bernhardt, a warrior-for-hire caught up in the cataclysmic events that unfold around you as the Horned Rat, Demon God Incarnate, turns upon the Empire and reaches out to blight mankind. At your command are the most skilled and loyal armies the Empire's gold can hire-and gold it will take to fuel your swordarm.

    Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat weaves an intricate plot of deceit and treachery, honor and valor, action and intrigue, as you are caught in a momentous quest to protect the Empire against the forces of evil. You'll encounter extraordinary creatures during your struggles, as the consequences of your actions and their effects on the unfolding story become clear.

    The Action
    Battles play out in real time, in a richly detailed and realistic 3D environment, giving you the freedom to analyze battle situations, administer orders to units, and shape events as they happen. The world view, composed of 360-degree, rotating, scrolling landscapes, lets you locate your troops anywhere on the battlefield and give them their orders. Change your mind in mid-stream and you can instantly deliver new commands. Thousands of Softimage(TM)-rendered sprites, viewable from eight directions, realistically depict your faithful forces-as well as those of the hated enemy.

    Powerful wizards tap into the Winds of Magic, casting mighty spells against the enemy or aiding your comrades. Watch their power unfold on-screen. Their success, as well as the success of your armies, rests on your strategies. This is a game of bold generalship, of masterful strategy, and of calculated risks in the face of fearsome armies of foul bestial creatures.

    The Quest
    With dozens of missions, non-stop action, and branching story paths that respond to your successes and failures, Warhammer: Shadow of the Horned Rat promises hours of absorbing gameplay and challenging strategies. Yours is a key role in the eternal struggle against the overwhelming forces arrayed against mankind. Fight with honor, with courage, and with skill. The fate of the Empire is in your hands.

    System Requirements -- Windows 95 Version
    Windows 95, 486 DX4 IBM PC 100 Mhz or higher
    8 MB RAM and 8 MB free hard disk space
    Double speed or faster CD-ROM drive
    640x480 256 colors or better
    SVGA local bus video card
    Microsoft compatible mouse
    Windows 95 compatible sound card
    Supports most popular joysticks and game pads



    Contributed by skl (1142) on Feb 26, 2004.