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Barbarian (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 29, 2002 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT

It’s time to choose your character and embark upon a carnage filled path through Barbaria. Hitting store shelves today, Barbarian brings a little something new to the gaming market as it contains elements of fighting, role playing, massive multiplayer, action/adventure, and classic party game all into one magnificently medieval title. A new breed of gaming is here, are you a new breed of warrior, ready for this challenge?
Barbarian™, developed by Saffire takes players to new depths of gaming madness. Whether you battle your way through the single player campaigns or grab some friends and duke it out in the multiplayer battles, you will surely be in Barbaric spirits. Barbarian™ is not your average fighter, nor is it your average RPG. Barbarian™ is completely redefining a new genre of gaming. Barbarian™ is a hybrid title coupling action/adventure, fighting, and role-playing elements. Choose your warrior from the Mighty Dagan, Princess Keela or one of 8 other playable characters. Travel through the world of Barbaria battling against the wrath of Zaugg, as you navigate your way on a majestic journey. Sure there are head to head battles, but that is merely where the game begins. With a rich storyline and detailed quest mode you discover your characters true motives. With multiple story branches, Barbarian™ offers plenty of depth. While your Barbarian™ is armed with unique weapons, you will find that there is more than one way to bash an opponent. Not only can you uproot trees and toss coffins at your enemy, but also you can actually pick up the AI thugs and swing them around as a weapon! If standard weapons aren’t your thing, there is always the option of using magic and Rune attacks to hand your foes the beat down. Still looking for more… How about massive levels and arenas spanning several screen lengths wide and offering breakaway zones that lead you to new areas.

Along your journey you will need to advance your characters unique attributes by collecting and using skill points. By upgrading your character in certain areas like strength, magic, defense and so on, you will become a more seasoned Barbarian, which is absolutely necessary to achieve victory and to remain among the living. After upgrading your character you may save to a memory card and play against your friends for some real barbaric action. If playing against one friend isn’t enough action for you, try your skill at battling up to 4 human players and 4 computer opponents! That’s 8 players doing battle on screen at one time! The essence of a party game is fully captured in this multiplayer option. True fun, adventure and classic shenanigans are easily found while laying the whoop down to your three best buddies. The newest experience in fun, the newest experience in gaming is here.

10 unique characters with their own massive storyline and quest. Rich navigational storyline with 300 different story branches. RPG upgrade system with experience points. Multiple quest options 10 huge multi-level fighting arenas. Battle up to 4 human opponents and 4 AI thugs at once. Upgradable attack and magic combos. Interactive environment where virtually everything can be used as a weapon. Additional mini-quests with new fighting rules. Sophisticated tutorial.

Gear up in the fur and loincloths because Barbarian™ is now available for the Sony PlayStation┬« 2 for $49.99. Barbarian™ will also be soon be available for the Nintendo GameCube™ and the Xbox™. For more information please visit Titus Games or the official Barbarian site.

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