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Dragonology

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PC, Wii
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Codemasters

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'Dragonology' (NDS/Wii/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST

Dragonology will bring the book's magical world of dragons to life in an absorbing and exciting interactive adventure for younger gamers. Embarking on a journey to become a Master of Dragonology, players learn ancient dragon tracking techniques and travel to exotic locations to study, protect and preserve these dangerous and secretive creatures.

Based on the popular children's book series, Codemasters' Dragonology brings the exciting world of dragons to life in this magical adventure videogame for the Nintendo Wii. Featuring an engaging storyline inspired by the "Dragonology" books, players use the Wii controls to fly on the back of a variety of dragons in an epic adventure to save dragonkind from the evil Silus Copperbone. Lessons learned from the books will help players advance on their quest, but it is not essential.

Key Features:

  • Take Control of a Dragon – Using the Wii Controls, players can experience what it's like to fly on the backs of dragons over visually stunning landscapes. The dragons have unique personalities, all characterized with professional Voice Acting.
  • Be a Part of a Magical Dragon World – Inspired by the book series, Dragonology will feature a distinct artistic style, allowing players to explore the myriad environments they imagined in the "Dragonology" books. During their quest they will explore many different environments from the cliffs of the British Isles to the stunning Northern lights at night above icebergs and polar bears.
  • Variety of Gameplay – Players choose to play as a boy or girl and are able to add their name. They will perform a variety of exciting tasks including racing through rings, taking photographs and collecting Dragon eggs.
  • Unique Gameplay - Inspired by the "Dragonology" books, players will enter a quest for the legendary Longshanks Hammer, an item giving the owner control over all of dragonkind. They will need to help expert Dragonologist Dr. Drake to find this before it gets into the hands of the evil Silus Copperbone.
  • Interactivity – With unique interactive book technology, players will explore a fascinating Dragonology journal containing actual information from the books.
  • Scope of Dragonology Universe - The adventure will take them across the globe, meeting a variety of characters and discovering new dragons along the way. Their dragonological knowledge will also be tested, being challenged to solve riddles in order to win the trust of wise dragons that will help on their quest. Answering questions wrongly, however will anger the dragons, resulting in a turn-based battle. Players are also able to care for their dragon when it is injured, tired or hungry – at any point throughout the game.
  • Player Rewards – Players are awarded stars for displaying 'The Five F's' found in the "Dragonology" book series: Fieldwork, Foresight, Forwardness, Frankness and (Avoiding) Fatalities.

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