Drakensang:The Dark Eye ships in the US

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 00:00 GMT

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The Dark Eye: Drakensang has shipped to US retail outlets nationwide.

Players will start out in the medieval city of Ferdok, embarking on a quest to solve some ritualistic murders.

Players can threaten, persuade or charm their way through the game.

A prequel – titled Drakensang: The River Of Time – is expected in 2010.

Press release below.

February 24, 2009 – AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – February 24, 2008 – THQ Inc. today announced The Dark Eye: Drakensang is shipping to retail outlets nationwide, bringing the popular European pen-and-paper franchise, The Dark Eye, to the U.S. for the first time. Featuring stunning vistas and tactical turn-based fights displayed in a real time environment, The Dark Eye: Drakensang takes players on a mystical journey centuries back in time The Dark Eye: Drakensang is available for the suggested retail price of $29.99 and is rated “T” for Teen.

Developed by the original pen and paper authors, The Dark Eye: Drakensang is a new party-based role playing game that uses advanced 3D technology [nya1] allows players to visually experience the landscapes, edifices, heroes, and creatures of the TDE universe. Players will start out in the city of Ferdok in Aventuria, a unique medieval world where sinister forces are at work. Summoned by a letter from an old friend, their adventure begins as they investigateiin a series of strange ritualistic murders. Only after gathering trusted, skilled companions as part of The Dark Eye: Drakensang’s compelling party-based game play where players can control four unique characters, in addition to their own, can players battle to uncover the sinister conspiracy threatening the world of Aventuria. Additionally, the game features a talent-based dialogue system that will allow gamers to threaten, persuade and charm their way through a universe full of unique characters, creatures and locations, as they seek to fulfill their sacred mission.

About THQ

THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ, The Dark Eye: Drakensang and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

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