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Dracula: Origin

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: DreamCatcher / Ascaron / Focus
Developer: Frogwares
Release Date: June 2, 2008 (US), June 6, 2008 (EU)

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Focus Signs 'Dracula: Origin' - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT

Dracula Origin is a gothic adventure game, where you, as Professor Van Helsing, are devoted to the elimination of Dracula. Preventing Dracula from finding and using the antediluvian manuscript; you must help everyone who crossed paths with the count and refused to serve him.

How did Dracula become a vampire? He was a passionate, deeply religious man, but was broken by his wife's suicide; the soul of the woman he worshipped was damned! Crazy with grief and rage, he damned himself by choosing the Devil. He hid the profound suffering of the loss of his love and became an immortal monster, devoted to destruction. His inconsolable sorrow and his infinite hate carry him to search eternally for revenge; thus, he discovers that there exists somewhere an antediluvian manuscript with the details of a ritual , a ritual that would show how to awaken the infernal souls. At last, Dracula thinks he has found the way to bring back to life his love from beyond… for starters.

You are Professor Van Helsing, famed vampire hunter, and your life is devoted to the elimination of Dracula. You must prevent Dracula from finding and using the manuscript; you must help everyone who crossed paths with the count and refused to serve him; you must eliminate Count Dracula.

The game promises an outstanding storyline, with players exploring locations in London, Egypt, Austria and of course, Transylvania, in the quest to hunt down and destroy the dark lord of all vampires before he finds a manuscript that will allow him to raise his long-dead wife from the grave. Frogwares, the team that brought together Sherlock Holmes and Cthulhu in Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened, will leverage their darkest storytelling skills to immerse the player in the dark world that is Dracula: Origin.

The inquiry leads you from London to an Egyptian necropolis, from a Viennese palace to a cursed monastery, to finish in the famous lair of Dracula.

Tentatively schediled for release in 2008.


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