Collect Unique Items
Thousands of collectable items, including 500 unique objects (such as Thor's hammer and Achilles' armour) are available along the way. There are 15 classes of weapons and 15 classes of armour, each broken down into 41 levels. Weapons include those that allow the hero to fight at a distance (bows, disks, spears...); those that are used close-up (claws, swords, hammers...) and magical artefacts such as staffs and talismans. Every weapon looks visually different, with the same true for armour and, therefore, the look of the character changes along with the new items which are acquired during the course of the adventure.
Create Customised Weapons
Weapons and armour do not just depend on what can be scavenged on the highways and byways of a given world. It is also possible to pay a visit to a blacksmith, whereupon he will forge a weapon or piece of armour to endow it with new attributes. For instance, an iron weapon can be improved by forging it in gold. It is also possible to melt objects down to obtain the raw materials. In all there are 17 different materials from which weapons and armour can be made and so they can evolve as the game steadily grows in difficulty. A blacksmith can also dismantle and reassemble weapons as they are made of two constituent parts (a "handle" and a "blade"), thus making completely new combinations. Moreover, he can add special properties to both weapons and armour by attaching magical runes.
With the various classes and levels of weapons and armour, the different materials, plus the magic runes, there are literally thousands of possible combinations that make for highly personalised characters. Loki can be played many times over and the hero will never look the same.
About Ascaron Entertainment
From day one in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European "boutique" developers and Publishers of games for the PC. With many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.
Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.
Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg series of games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle and TrackMania United.
"93 Games" is a subsidiary label of FHI France, and in just a few years has become one of the leading publishers and distributors of PC games in France. FHI is critically acclaimed and recognized for its savoir-faire and the numerous successes the company has achieved since its creation.
About Focus Home Interactive
Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for Focus in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. Focus has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle, TrackMania United, Loki, Paradise City, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened and sport games dedicated to major events such as the 32nd America's Cup and the Tour de France.