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Dawnspire: Prelude

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Silent Grove Studios
Developer: Silent Grove Studios

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'Dawnspire: Prelude' Adds New Prowler Class

by Rainier on April 5, 2007 @ 9:33 p.m. PDT

Dawnspire: Prelude is a team-based online action-rpg set in an original fantasy world. The game focuses on teamplay, tactics and player skill, all put into a frenzied and exciting mix to bring a new angle to the gaming experience you normally find in action-rpg's.

The Prowler is a long awaited addition in the online community surrounding Dawnspire. Like all previous add-ons, The Prowler will be free of charge to anyone with a full version of the game, and those who bought the box retail in stores will find it automatically updated upon the release.

The Prowler

At one with the wilds, the feral Prowler is a master stalker and hunter who relies on his proficiency with bow and arrow to bring down his prey. Even outside of combat he can aid his allies by using his great endurance to tirelessly scout and harass the enemy. At times when his allies are worn and wounded, the Prowler can reinvigorate them using mystical concoctions brewed from rare plants and herbs. Considered by most as a solitary wanderer, the truth is that most Prowlers have an animal companion, often staying just out of sight to the casual eye. A well trained companion is a great asset in combat and if the bond to its master is strong enough, it will sacrifice its very life should he command it. All these things combine to make the Prowler a very dangerous adversary, especially when faced from a distance in the wilds.

At launch the game will feature four distinctly different player classes, each with unique abilities. The Templar is an inspirational fighter, a formidable force on the battlefield who aids allies by leading by example. The Deep Elf Reaver is a blind warrior who uses telekinesis and her own skeleton as weapons. The Aramasi Shadowblade uses shadow techniques and strikes with swift blades and deadly poisons. The Orcish Witch manipulates the very forces of life and death and bends nature to her will. And more classes will be added to the game as it will continue to evolve after release!

Game modes and features

The game will have two different game modes on launch. Firstly the classical team deathmatch which lets people go wildly at it until one side is triumphant. This game mode is all about mayhem and raw combat. It also features the original game mode Relic Conquest which really brings something new to the PvP-table. The objective is to bring magical relics to your base, each of the relics having unique properties requiring different tactics to successfully claim them as yours. This game mode requires team play and tactical cunning to win.

The game features a proprietary graphics engine with all the expected features of a modern game such as normal and specular maps and real-time reflections. It has a soundtrack that features originally recorded orchestral and ethnic instruments. It also features full community support such as guilds functionality, friendslists, and global character rankings. But most importantly the game will also be continously supported by the developers and continue to evolve with more classes, maps and game modes being added all the time.

Dawnspire: Prelude will be released as a digital download in the third quarter of 2006, and thanks to the digital distribution at a lower price than traditional fully-priced retail games. The game will not have any monthly fees and will be free to try before you buy. The title has been under development for four years and has been entirely self-funded.

Visit www.dawnspire.com for more information, game media and to download a free trial!


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