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Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer

E3, LOS ANGELES, 17 May 2005 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announces the forthcoming release of 'Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer'.

Developed by the Edinburgh based VIS interactive, 'Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer' is a platform adventure game set in Native American folk law.

The game reveals the coming of age story of 'Brave', a young Native American boy as he tries to stop the destruction of his village by the evil Wendigo. On seeing his best friend Meadow Flower turned into a zombie, 'Grey Wolf', his guardian struck down and the Village ablaze, Brave embarks on his journey to find the only one that can save his village, the greatest Shaman who ever lived, Spirit Dancer.

Brave's journey takes in many different terrains, including lush forests, desert planes, icy lands, raging rivers, the sky above, and even the spirit world. Brave will need to use all his warrior abilities to fulfil his quest, from swimming, climbing, canoeing, even riding the buffalo on the planes!

Many mystical foes litter Brave's path. In order to progress Brave must also master the art of combat using his trusty longbow, tomahawk and his mastery of magical spells and mystical abilities. While the wild animals that inhabit Brave's world can be dangerous, they can also aid his progress. As Brave progresses he learns the ancient art of mimicry, allowing him to attract and lure the animals that surround him to help him on his journey.

As Brave's skills continue to grow he will be able to use his shamanic powers to possess animals by mentally transferring himself into their physical form - possessing the body of a rabbit for example will allow Brave access to rabbit holes and smaller, tight spaces. Possessing an angry grizzly bear will enable Brave to wipe out lots of enemies.

His journey won't be easy, but it's a journey he must take, a journey fraught with danger and revelation, a journey which he must complete, The Search for Spirit Dancer.

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