Chess Will Never Be The Same! Empire Interactive proudly announces its agreement with Art Data Interactive to exclusively distribute Chess Wars.

Germantown, MD - October 16, 1996 - Empire Interactive announces its agreement with Art Data Interactive to exclusively distribute Chess Wars. Chess Wars is a medieval fantasy that uses the best in full motion video, next generation 3-D animation, graphics and sound to produce the finest multimedia chess game ever. Chess Wars will be available in late October, 1996 for PC CD-ROM. A Macintosh version is scheduled to follow shortly thereafter.

This 2 CD set features full motion video battle scenes, stunning 3-D animated pieces in SVGA, multiple chess boards, 16 bit sound, music and digital speech. In addition, a multimedia tutorial presented by a captivating full motion video Merlin makes learning chess fun and easy. Chess Wars will also include selectable player difficulty settings and thousands of opening gambits, master games and player styles.

Art Data Interactive is offering a $10.00 competitive rebate on Chess Wars and is organizing a chess tournament which will visit retail outlets across the United States. Local winners will compete in Las Vegas against Chess Wars at its hardest setting level for a $50,000 grand prize.

Randy Scott, CEO and President of Art Data Interactive states: "Im ecstatic to work with empire for the launch of Chess Wars: A Medieval Fantasy. empire has solid distribution and sales muscle to compliment their expanding product line. Im confident our relationship with empire will take Chess Wars to the pinnacle of the chess category."

Chris Mate, President of empire Interactive, added: "As a chess fanatic, I can attest to the superior quality of this product. Chess Wars will undoubtedly be an overwhelming success among chess enthusiast everywhere. empire Interactive is extremely fortunate to have Art Data Interactive in our corner."

Established in 1985, empire Interactive is a worldwide interactive entertainment company whose top games include The Civil War: 1861 - 1864 and Dawn Patrol. Upcoming titles include Flying Corps and Mig Alley. empire Interactive also distributes Solid Ice Hockey and Extreme Street Hockey from Strategy First, a Montreal-based developer, Terry Bradshaw Fantasy Football by FSPI, the nations leader in the field of fantasy sports league administration software and the award-winning Battleground Series by TalonSoft.

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