Wednesday 25th March/... Eidos Interactive can confirm today that Drakensang: The Dark Eye, published by DTP Entertainment and distributed by Eidos Interactive in the UK, will be released nationwide on 27th March 2009. Already a smash hit in Germany, where Drakensang: The Dark Eye (which translates as ‘Dragon song’) is a beautifully crafted, single player role-playing game (RPG) which offers a huge and engrossing campaign plus an intuitive combat system set within the mythical medieval world of Aventuria.
Summoned by a letter from an old friend you suddenly find yourself charged with investigating a series of strange ritual murders. But getting to the bottom of this only means scratching the surface of a much bigger, more sinister plot…Only by surrounding yourself with trustworthy companions will you have a chance to prevent a dark conspiracy that threatens to change the world of Aventuria forever!
The game’s richly detailed environments are presented from an isometric perspective in which the player must manage a party of adventurers as they struggle to survive successive perilous encounters. From the outset Drakensang: The Dark Eye encourages the player to make as many friends as possible due, in part, to large numbers of enemies skulking in the dark corners of the city of Ferdok.
Drakensang’s story has been developed by the origional The Dark Eye (TDE Germany's #1 pen & paper RPG system) authors making the world feel totally authentic. TDE players won’t miss a thing, but RPG fans not familiar with TDE will dive into a medieval world that looks and feels like a trip to centuries-old Central Europe. Players will be able to explore beautiful cities built of framework houses, hunt monsters and creatures such as orks and dwarves in dark woods, search and find treasures in medieval castles and ascend the snow-capped mountains of the Kosh region, where the game takes place.
• Huge, detailed medieval 3D world with authentic looks of historic European architecture
• Versatile, round-based combat system that brings tactics back to combat
• Talent-based dialogue system
• Rich story based on Germany's #1 pen & paper RPG system "The Dark Eye"
• Dynamic party size
• Individual party skill development
• Rich storyline by the authors of the original The Dark Eye books and adventures
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