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Great Mythologies & Backgrounds

Far North

The Norse chapter takes place in a period of great chaos. Ragnarok, the great battle at the end of the world is drawing nigh, but the gods are scattered. Odin, the supreme Norse deity, has disappeared. Seth has allied himself with Hel, daughter of Loki and goddess of the Underworld, and their combined armies are sweeping through the Norse villages. The hero steps forth to save the Norse world, but before that end can be attained he must overcome savage monsters such as the wolf Fenrir, the serpent Jormungand or the dragon Fafnir.

Aztec World

Seth takes advantage of the Spanish incursion into Central America to bring ruin to the Aztec empire and its gods. He helps the conquistador, Cortes, but the hero is aided by the god Quetzalcoatl and must sink the Spanish galleons and defend the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan. Many dangers lie on the route: jaguars, preying mantids, native cannibal tribes, giant spiders... The final hope lies with Mictlantecuhtli, god of the dead, who must be persuaded to carry out a secret ritual in order to save the Aztec civilisation.

Ancient Greece

The Greek chapter starts on Crete, the island ruled by King Minos. The world is buffeted by the infighting between the gods, but mankind seeks solace in the exploits of heroes such as Achilles and Ulysses. The hero must emulate these great men while accomplishing quest after quest at the behest of the goddess Athena. Not only does this mean a role in the downfall of Troy, but it also means destroying great mythological creatures such as Medusa, the Minotaur, the centaurs and the Cyclops. The chapter comes to a close when Hades, god of the Underworld and ally of Seth, is finally overcome.

Ancient Egypt

In Egypt the hero's steps are guided by the goddess Isis. She will request help in gathering the parts of her husband - Osiris' body was dismembered by Seth. Many temples and tombs must be explored and many enemies, including mummies, the Sphinx, and the heretic pharaoh Akhenaton. The end of the road lies in the Valley of the Kings, where the hero must enter the pyramid of the jackal-headed god Anubis and bring Osiris back to life.

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.

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