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Fishtank Announces "ARX FATALIS"

by Rainier on June 22, 2001 @ 12:34 a.m. PDT

Fantasy Role-Playing Game Takes Players to the Depths of the Underworld.

Fishtank Interactive, a division of Ravensburger Interactive Media and a publisher of PC and console-based interactive games, announced today that their fantasy role-playing game "Arx Fatalis" is set to ship this November. Inspired by classic RPG's, developer Arkane Studios plunges players in the unexplored depths of the underworld where mystery and adventure are linked to a deep, satisfying storyline.

"'Arx Fatalis' is about integrity of game design," said Jerry Wolosenko, head of Fishtank Interactive in North America. "Arkane Studios has created an immersive environment where the player will experience a strange, sinister and graphically intense world. This game is destined to become a classic fantasy RPG title."

About "Arx Fatalis"
Set in Arx, a dark, mysterious realm of subterranean urban fantasy, "Arx Fatalis" is a gripping epic of the conflict between light and dark. Akbaa, the almighty god of Chaos, covets the world of Arx. His threatening presence forces inhabitants of Arx to flee their city seeking refuge in inhospitable areas of the vast underground. Through bloody human sacrifices, Akbaa and his minions will prevail and possess Arx unless they are thwarted in their rapacious quest by someone with the courage,skill and intelligence to mount a bold opposition.

The game features vast underground cities and giant caverns complete with dungeons,sewers and several dark, subterranean locations. The player progresses througha meticulously constructed world to prevent a diabolical cult from summoning an evil deity to the mortal plane. Based on a medieval fantasy storyline, "ArxFatalis" offers a rich gaming experience enhanced by fantastic pyrotechnics and a detailed cast of characters.

Additional features for "Arx Fatalis" include:

  • Epic role-playing fantasy storyline with lots of sub-quests and a large number of interesting characters
  • Unique combat and magic system, including 50 different spells
  • Innovative spell casting based on direct on-screen gesture system
  • Detailed real-time 3D interactive environments utilizing next-generation graphics technology
  • Spectacular lighting and particle effects enhancing the intensity of the atmosphere
  • Both an intense single player experience and a unique online multiplayer deathmatch mode

More information about "Arx Fatalis" is available at their website.

About Fishtank Interactive
Fishtank Interactive is a worldwide publisher of PC and console based interactivegames with offices in Munich and Ravensburg, Germany; Boston and Newton, New Hampshire USA and Paris, France. The company works with some of the most innovativeand experienced game developers in Europe while expanding its development andpublishing resources in North America. Fishtank Interactive is a trademark of Ravensburger Interactive Media, GmbH a wholly owned subsidiary of RavensburgerAG, Germany's largest manufacturer of puzzles and board games.

About Arkane Studios
Arkane Studios, a developer of interactive games based in Lyons, France, is dedicated to creating original, top-quality games in the RPG/Adventure genre. The company is composed of experienced programmers and artists who have worked with leading European and American game companies and have created some of the leading PC and console titles in recent years.

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