In a fantasy world devastated and scorched by powerful dragons, you will rise from the ashes a hero. But to fight fire with fire, you must find the pieces of the Dragon Blade—a sword that contains the soul and abilities of a dragon—and unleash a power unlike any seen before! Created specifically for the Nintendo Wii, Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire is a 3rd person action-adventure game where players unleash the supernatural powers of a magical dragon, creating a unique and visually stunning weapon through their sword and arms. Players are immersed in the action as they experience parallel movement between themselves and their in-game character by using their dragon powers and hundreds of combat options to battle colossal enemies and embark on quests to upgrade their weapons and make them even more powerful. Offering an original storyline from best-selling fantasy author Richard A. Knaak, Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire immerses players in an epic action-packed, arcade-style adventure through multiple unique fantasy worlds.
Vormanax is the most vile of all the dragons and the true leader who pulls their strings and sealed the one resistant kind-hearted fire dragon, Valthorian, within the Dragon Blade. With six clawed limbs and three pairs of bat-like wings, he makes the unnavigably high peaks of Orphus his home.
With Vormanax, one of the best things to do is keep moving. Like Norgiloth, Vormanax doesn't switch around tactics between phases, instead becoming more and more aggressive and attacking faster as his life winds down.
Vormanax's main attacks are to throw Dark Energy Balls at Dal, and to create Null Maelstroms with his wings, which will either head straight towards Dal, or split into two and wind around the battlefield. His attack patterns are very mobile, with Vormanax being able to float around the arena while preparing many of his attacks. As a result, you should also be constantly on the move in order to keep Vormanax from zeroing in on your position. The best method to avoiding most of his attacks is to constantly circle him clockwise while keeping him targeted. This will keep you out of the line of attack of his Energy Balls, as well as avoiding most of the Null Maelstroms that he will launch. Keep your distance from Vormanax while he is airborne, as he will land and cause a shockwave, which will knock Dal off his feet easily. If you do find yourself too close and Vormanax landing, throw up a quick Dragon Wing Guard to avoid being thrown back. Then, when he gets ready to rise again, be prepared to throw up another Guard to avoid the Null Maelstrom which he will almost assuredly send in your direction. If you're further away, you can easily Dodge Roll around the Null Maelstrom attacks, so they aren't quite so deadly.
Take your time while circling Vormanax, and strike with your Dragon Blade any time he is on the ground and roaring, or doing an Energy Ball throw, and you can slowly whittle down his life. Watch out though, as if you do too much damage too quickly, he will throw himself into the air backwards, sending a Null Maelstrom your way which will be extremely difficult to get away from. So slow and steady is the key to taking him down with the least amount of danger. If you need to go after the Dragon Statues on the outer ring of the battlefield, make it quick, because Vormanax will be throwing Maelstroms and Energy Balls at you, along with using his other powerful attack, a Dark Dragon Breath. Vormanax will use this attack to rake a burst of dark energy across the area, but a quick Dodge Roll or Dragon Wing Guard can get you out of taking too much damage from it.
When he hits his third Core, Vormanax will add a new move to his arsenal: the Stardust Rain. Vormanax will summon a hail of meteors from the heavens into the battlefield, which you are best off either blocking through or using some Fire Power to Dragon Wing Guard your way through. You could try to Dodge Roll, but you run the risk of rolling into another meteor just as you get out of the way of the first. At no time should you try to attack Vormanax during this attack, as you will, in all likelihood, just be smashed to the ground by a hurtling ball of rock and flame.
When you deplete all his Cores, watch out. There is actually a final Core that pops up after this last sequence, so make sure you still have Fire Power left, because he will come out of this last Core Break very angry, and very aggressive. Keep on the defensive for this final Core, making attacks only when he roars or throws Fireballs, and be ready to Dodge Roll at a moment's notice. Taking down Vormanax this last time and completing the Core Break Sequence at the end will take down the Dark Dragon once and for all, sealing his power into the Dragon Blade that held Valthroian for so long.
- Brand New Weapon System – Dragon Blade’s weapon system is unlike anything seen before as players unleash the dragon’s supernatural powers in the form of a flaming sword, dragon wings, claws, tail, fire-breathing head and more.
- Uniquely designed, two-handed Wii control scheme – Players will use both arms simultaneously to emulate the flaming sword and dragon powers.
- Original Storyline Exclusively On The Wii – Original story by Richard A. Knaak, one of the best-selling authors behind the immensely popular DragonLance series as well as other popular series based on Warcraft, Diablo, and the Age of Conan.
- Upgradeable Combat Systems – Players will utilize hundreds of combat options and experience the freedom and creativity to use them at any time during their adventure.
- Richly Detailed Fantasy Worlds and Challenging Environments – Embark on epic quests through 20 unique environments and 6 visually stunning worlds.
Release Date: September 25, 2007
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