The mysterious world of Arx has been shrouded in darkness ever since the sun disappeared in the year 226 and the son of King Poxsellis moved the whole city underground into the dwarf mines. There are over 40 different races that co-habit the mines including goblins, dwarves, ratmen and giant spiders and tension between them all is building. Now the evil cult of Akbaa seeks to raise a terrifying god to rule the land. Travelling from another dimension and suffering from total amnesia, the player is confronted by a world on the brink of disaster and must save both himself and Arx before the force of evil is summoned to impose his reign of terror.
On the journey of survival and discovery the player must investigate the strange happenings in Arx and slowly unravel the complex story of who he really is. The player will fight inside a deadly underground fortress against numerous foes including goblins, trolls, ratmen and other vicious opponents using a variety of weapons from wooden clubs to powerful swords. But brute physical force is not always enough and the player must master the magical spells contained within the intuitive and powerful rune magic system in order to defeat the cult.
Exquisite attention is paid to the smallest detail in order to provide an intriguing game play experience where fighting and spell casting are implemented in a unique way. Explore underground cities, secret temples, lost civilisations, dwarf mines and discover the magic of Arx Fatalis.
Managing Director of JoWooD Productions UK Ltd, Vip Patel said: "Arx Fatalis is an amazingly immersive RPG. It combines deep, engrossing game play with stunning 1st person graphics. It is a prime example of the quality of games being released by JoWooD"
Arx Fatalis features:
High level of interactivity and a user friendly interface make it easy to immerse yourself in the world of Arx
Innovative spell system with 50 different spells based on 20 different runes means players can create a plethora of magical wizardry to conquer evil
A vast range of opponents and monsters for the player to defeat
Huge story with more than 60 hours of gameplay to keep the player engrossed in the world of Arx
Arx Fatalis has a SRP of £29.99 and is out on September 27th 2002.
JoWooD Productions UK Ltd. of Harrow, Middlesex, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Austria-based JoWooD Productions Software AG, a publicly traded company on the Vienna Stock Exchange, which is rapidly establishing itself as a leading force in the video games industry. Its strategy is to identify, develop and publish internationally competitive, high-quality entertainment software for all existing next-generation gaming platforms. JoWooD Productions has in-house development facilities in Vienna and Ebensee, Austria and a fast growing roster of exceptional subsidiary studios, including Wings Simulations and Massive Development in Germany.
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