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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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by Rainier on July 20, 2007 @ 6:28 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, 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.

Using conventional point & click gameplay, Dracula: Origin is a superb adventure supported by impeccable graphics and a rich storyline, which takes you to London, Egypt, Austria, and of course, to Transylvania, in the famous castle of the great vampire. With a subtle combination of 2D environments and animated 3D characters, the game faithfully reproduces the world imagined by the celebrated author Bram Stoker, with all its associated motifs (horror, love, blood, crucifixes, stakes, garlic, etc.), in a disturbing, finely-realized and absorbing Gothic atmosphere.

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 scheduled for release in 2008.


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