Ascaron and Focus Home Interactive are pleased to unveil a new gameplay teaser trailer for Loki, the Hack 'n Slash RPG for PC in development by Cyanide studio. This short video gives viewers a taste of the game's gorgeous graphics engine, and showcases some of the creatures, environments and beautifully rendered bosses in the game.
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Loki is a pure Hack 'n Slash action- RPG in development by Cyanide studio. The game takes players on an incredible journey through four great mythologies. Loki allows the player to take-on the role of one of four heroes - a mighty Norse warrior, a fierce Greek fighter, a powerful Egyptian sorcerer or a skilled Aztec shaman. Each hero comes from a different mythological background, and during the epic adventure of the game's campaign, the player will be faced with a multitude of varied enemies. Hundreds of creatures and opponents of every kind have been created for the game, so that the player is going to have to fight their way past mythological creatures including skeletons, giant spiders, centaurs, mummies, harpies, wild animals, and a vast array of soldiers, all culminating in showdowns with formidable bosses such as Medusa, Fenrir the wolf or Fafnir the dragon. Each boss has a particular way of fighting so the player must discover his weak points. Players will be able to collect or exchange thousands of items, including 500 unique objects, such as Thor's hammer or Achilles' armor.
An epic adventure through four great mythologies - Aztec, Egyptian, Greek and Norse - allowing the player to live through many of the key episodes that mark these cultures (the siege of Troy, Ragnarok, etc.) and setting him in the path of the most prominent figures within each episodes (Achilles, Thor, Akhenaton,).
Choose from four different heroes with their own attributes and powers. Each hero has a vast array of spells and skills to help him in his quest.
More than 100 beautifully detailed monsters of all shapes and sizes.
Dare to take on mythological creatures that struck fear into the hearts of our ancestors, including Fenrir the giant wolf, the Minotaur in his labyrinth.
Weapons, being made of two parts (loosely "handle" + "cutting edge") and from different materials, can be customised at the village forge to change characteristics. Magic runes can also multiply a weapon's wonder.
Play the adventure with your friends as part of a group or take-on others in PvP mode inside a dedicated on-line arena or dice with death by taking-up one of the on-line challenges.
Loki will be released on PC in June 2007.
Cyanide is a French game development studio, based in the Paris region. It currently employs forty people. Best known for its sport management sims Cycling Manager and Pro Rugby Manager, Cyanide broke the mould in the heroic-fantasy universe with its 2004 release of Chaos League. With Loki, Cyanide will release his most important project in 2007.
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 FHI 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 games such as Runaway, The Dream of the Turtle, TrackMania United, Paradise City, Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened and the much anticipated Loki.
About Ascaron Entertainment
Ascaron Entertainment is one of the pioneers in the development of computer games. It is also one of the leading developers of computer games in Germany and has been prominent in the sales charts for more than a decade with titles such as Patrician, ANSTOSS, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.
Ascaron is headquartered in Gütersloh, Germany, and maintains a development studio in Aachen (Germany) and Berlin, as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). The UK office provides a bespoke publishing, sales and marketing function to selected European affiliate label partners. Currently, Ascaron markets its products in more than 30 countries and over 15 languages.
For further information about Ascaron Entertainment visit: http://www.ascaron.com