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Drakensang: The Dark Eye

Platform(s): PC
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: dtp

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'Drakensang: The Dark Eye' Tops German Sales Charts

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2008 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT

Drakensang brings back epic party-based RPG gameplay in a breathtakingly detailed world, based on one of the world's biggest pen & paper franchises. With incredible eye for detail, the world of Aventuria comes alive on the PC in state-of-the-art 3D graphics that bring to life the epic vistas and stunning variety of this one-of-a-kind fantasy world.

Drakensang is the first PC RPG set in the world of “The Dark Eye” in over 10 years and is in development at Radon Labs in Berlin, under license from Chromatrix GmbH and in cooperation with the official authors and artists from the pen&paper game. This faithful adaptation of the fantastic RPG world will give players and their avatars the chance to get to know Aventuria first-hand.

Drakensang brings back epic party-based RPG gameplay in a breathtakingly detailed world, based on one of the world’s biggest pen & paper franchises. With incredible eye for detail, the world of Aventuria comes alive on the PC in state-of-the-art 3D graphics that bring to life the epic vistas and stunning variety of this one-of-a-kind fantasy world.

In its first week of sales, Drakensang managed to climb up on positions 1 to 3 of Germany’s GfK MediaControl charts: Drakensang’s standard edition ranked no. 1 as this week’s top seller. Drakensang’s limited collector’s edition ranked 2nd, a special steelbook edition of Drakensang made it up on rank 3 of this week.

„We also believed in the success of Drakensang: The Dark Eye and are happy to see this outraging performance in the German market now. We would like to thank all the people and partners involved that helped us to make Drakensang that successful, and we’d like to thank all consumers, RPG and The Dark Eye fans who awaited and supported Drakensang for months”, Steffen Hippe, CSO of dtp entertainment, happily says.

Features:

  • party-based single-player RPG
  • extensive terrain
  • talent-based dialogue system
  • strategic real-time combat
  • faithful adaptation of an epic fantasy universe
  • varied, flexible magic system
  • Nebula 3 Engine
  • full Shader 2.0 and 3.0 support
  • realistic physics
  • living artificial intelligence
  • hitzone-based combat system
  • motion-captured animations

Drakensang: The Dark Eye is currently available in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and is scheduled to launch internationally in Q1 2009.


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