VideoLogic Apocalypse 3Dx Shipping: 25% Price Reduction and Updated Games Bundle

VideoLogic, the international PC multimedia and 3D graphics company, today began shipping its second generation 3D graphics accelerator card for the PC market called Apocalypse 3Dx. Based on the NEC PCX2, the Apocalypse 3Dx will be available worldwide through VideoLogic's existing network of computer retailers, resellers and distributors.

As part of the product launch, VideoLogic has reduced the retail price of the Apocalypse 3Dx by more than 25% from the original price announced in May. The revised pricing is as follows:

Forecasted Price Launch Price % Reduction
£159.00 £115.00 27%

In addition, due to reseller and retailer concerns over levels of violence, VideoLogic has also revised the games bundle for Apocalypse 3Dx to that originally announced. As a result, the updated Apocalypse 3Dx games bundle is:

Original Games Bundle Updated Games Bundle
Ultim@te Race Tomb Raider (OEM version)
Mech Warrior 2 WipeOut 2097
WipeOut 2097 Ultim@te Race (new 3 track version)
Resident Evil Mech Warrior 2
Various games samples Terracide (OEM version)
Various games samples

The updated games bundle will be supplied to all new customers, existing VideoLogic customers upgrading from Apocalypse 3D, and 3Dfx customers upgrading from cards such as Monster 3D and Righteous 3D (until the end of September).Apocalypse 3Dx - Customer Upgrade Program

In conjunction with Apocalypse 3Dx shipping, VideoLogic will also begin fulfilling orders for the Apocalypse 3D customer upgrade program. All registered customers of Apocalypse 3D can upgrade to the new Apocalypse 3Dx pack, which includes the PCX2 based accelerator card and four special PowerVR games for £59.00 (exc. VAT and delivery). This offer is only available directly from VideoLogic.

Competitive Upgrade Program Targets 3Dfx customers

In addition to existing customers, VideoLogic will also begin fulfilling orders for the 3Dfx competitive upgrade program. All customers of the 3Dfx® based Righteous 3DTM from Orchid® and Monster 3DTM from Diamond Multimedia® can upgrade to the new Apocalypse 3Dx, with the complete updated games bundle for £79.00 (exc. VAT and delivery) upon proof of purchase. This offer will run until the 30th September 1997.

The new Apocalypse 3Dx card delivers 50% more performance, supports higher display resolutions and has a substantially improved 3D image quality, through the inclusion of bilinear and adaptive bilinear texture filtering. The new card is also fully backwards compatible with all existing PowerVR and Direct3D drivers and games. The Apocalypse 3Dx is a single slot half length PCI card for Pentium based Windows 95 PCs. The card is compatible with DirectDraw-enabled 2D graphics cards or controllers. Apocalypse 3Dx is supplied with 4Mb of high performance SDRAM texture memory on board.