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Dragon's Lair 3D Website Relaunches; Win Stuff!
« on: November 06, 2002, 12:41:13 PM »
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FREE PRIZES, GIVEAWAYS, COOL STUFF NOW OFFERED ON DRAGON'S LAIR 3D NEWLY RELAUNCHED WEBSITE


"Dirk's Damsels & Dragons Giveaways" offer fans the chance to win Don Bluth artwork, action figures, and next-generation console systems


Los Angeles, CA - November 6, 2002 - Dragon's Lair™ fans can now register to win cool prizes and discover more behind-the-scenes information about their favorite game at the newly re-launched www.dragonslair3d.com. This official site dedicated to all things Dragon's Lair now offers fans bi-weekly opportunities to win Dragon's Lair memorabilia ranging from game posters and original cels signed by Don Bluth to next-generation console systems from Nintendo and Microsoft.


The website also includes a new "Cool Stuff" section with e-cards, a trivia game, wallpapers and an interactive timeline.  This augments an already extensive range of information about the legendary franchise - from the latest on the upcoming Dragon's Lair 3D™: Return to the Lair videogame, action figures and strategy guide, to fascinating trivia, background and history on the arcade game.  In addition, a forum is on the site for Dragon's Lair fans to exchange messages.


Dragon's Lair 3D is a completely new, built-from-the-ground-up game that will dramatically expand upon previous Dragon's Lair videogames, laser disc games and arcade games.  Players will experience true 3D gameplay; complete control over Dirk; over a dozen new characters; 43 massive areas and more than 250 new rooms to explore; new intro and ending movies created by acclaimed animation director Don Bluth; an original music score; and much more.


Opportunities to Win Dragon's Lair Memorabilia


The "Dirk's Damsels & Dragons Giveaways" kicks off today and continues through March 2003.  Prizes will be awarded every other Friday to randomly selected winners who register at the www.dragonslair3d.com site.  Sure to create excitement among long-time Dragon's Lair fans and newcomers alike, these prizes include:


- Wall-sized artwork of Dirk, Daphne and Singe, autographed by Dragon's Lair 3D creators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman


- A Dragon's Lair 3D poster, signed by the game's creators


- An original cel signed by Don Bluth


- 20th Anniversary Dragon's Lair DVD set, signed by the game's creators


- A set of four Dragon's Lair 3D action figures (Dirk, Daphne, Singe and Mordroc), signed by the game's creators and Chris Dern, the sculptor behind the figures


- A Nintendo GameCube™ system with a copy of Dragon's Lair 3D and the Strategy Guide from Prima Games


- An Xbox™ video game system from Microsoft with a copy of Dragon's Lair 3D and the Strategy Guide from Prima Games


Free, New "Cool Stuff," Direct from the Lair


The site now offers a new section called "Cool Stuff," where visitors will find:


-  Interactive Timeline - Players scroll across a timeline that covers 20 years of Dragon's Lair - from the first storyboarding of the Dragon's Lair concept to the present. Clicking on any of the years in between will reveal fascinating background about the game's evolution.


- Trivia - Players answer 10 questions on a variety of Dragon's Lair-related topics, and are awarded more points the faster they correctly answer the questions.  The top 5 players are listed on a leader board, and the name of the top player of the week will appear on the home page.


- E-cards - Two cool scenes from the game are the backgrounds for personalized electronic greeting cards.  Recipients will love hearing Singe's roar and seeing him animate in a personalized e-mail.


- Wallpapers - Two wallpapers are available in different resolutions, each featuring the game's legendary characters (Dirk, Daphne, Singe) and painted backgrounds.


The Dragon's Lair 3D website also includes:


- A two-minute trailer previewing the game, hand animated by Don Bluth


- Dragon's Lair 3D message board


- Screenshots and character art, all hand animated by Don Bluth


- Recent press releases, feature lists and other updated information on Dragon's Lair 3D


- Biographies on the original creators, who are actively involved in designing the new videogame


- Links to Encore and Ubi Soft, publishers of the videogames; Digital Leisure, the publisher of Dragon's Lair DVDs and distributor for AnJon action figures; and Prima Games, creator of the Dragon's Lair 3D strategy guide


The Dragon's Lair 3D Videogame


The Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair videogame will follow the basic storyline of the arcade classic: Dirk the Daring, a goofy but courageous knight, is on a mission to rescue Princess Daphne, who has been kidnapped by the evil dragon Singe and hidden in the wizard Mordroc's castle. The game will stay true to the design of the1980's arcade classic, but is seven times the size of the original, and includes several new plot twists.


In this version, players will have full control of Dirk, who must overcome challenges such as navigating through a cave of lava, swinging from burning ropes and unlocking hidden chambers in the castle to find Daphne. Princess Daphne also plays an integral new role in the game, acting as a guide for Dirk's journey.  Singe, the Lizard King, the Giddy Goons, the Crypt Creeps and other characters familiar to players of the original arcade game have starring roles, along with over a dozen new characters created by Don Bluth that add new dimensions to the plot.

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