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Release Dates

Last polygon filled 6:05 PM Saturday, December 14.

This section is designed to list the release dates and other significant dates in the life of the Marathon series, including Pathways Into Darkness. Dates are given correct to the nearest day where known. Supporting evidence (press releases, newsletters, usenet posts, etc.) is also provided where possible.

July 7, 1993   The Pathways into Darkness demo (vA1) becomes available to download  from America OnLine.

Aug 3, 1993   Bungie begins selling Pathways Into Darkness at Boston Macworld,
350 copies sold out of  500 copies on sale at the show.

Mar 14, 1994   Bungie announces a PowerPC version of Pathways Into Darkness.

Apr 7, 1994   The PowerPC version of the demo becomes available to download  from America OnLine.
The download included a v1.1 to v2.0 updater for the full game.

July 25, 1994   Bungie announces Marathon.

Aug 2, 1994   Bungie unveils Marathon at Boston Macworld.

Sept 22, 1994   Bungie uploads a collage of Marathon screenshots to the Mac Games library on America OnLine.
The Collage also came with two press releases. One dated September 19, 1994 and the other September 22, 1994.

Nov 23, 1994   Marathon Demo released.

Dec 17, 1994   Last polgon filled. It wasn't Dec 14, 1994. The proof.

Dec 21, 1994    Marathon ships.

Apr 20, 1995   Bungie announces the Marathon CD.

July 19, 1995   Bungie announces Marathon 2: Durandal. It was actual announced one day
earlier by Power Computing when they announced The Disc.

Aug 8, 1995   Power Computing Corporation in association with Bungie distribute The Disc
containing the Marathon 2: Durandal Preview at Boston Macworld.

Oct 13, 1995   Marathon 2: Durandal Demo released.

Nov 24, 1995   Marathon 2: Durandal ships.

Feb 22, 1996   Bungie announces Marathon Infinity and Greg Kirkpatrick is doing it.

Mar 30, 1996   Bungie announces that Marathon 2: Durandal to be ported to Windows 95.

July 31, 1996   Marathon 2: Durandal for Windows 95 Demo released.

Aug 10, 1996   Marathon Infinity Demo released.

Sept 6, 1996   Marathon 2: Durandal for Windows 95 ships.

Oct 15, 1996   Marathon Infinity ships. Confirmed in the first Bungie Newsletter. Note that while the official shipping date was Oct 15
there were reports of some stores having copies as early as Oct 12.

Mar 21, 1997   Bungie announces Marathon Trilogy Box Set.

May 1, 1997   Marathon Trilogy Box Set ships.

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