6th June 2008
Dracula: Origin, the dark new adventure game for PC from Ascaron Entertainment and 93 Games is available to buy in stores today. The game puts you in the role of Professor Van Helsing, the renowned vampire hunter on a quest for Dracula. Hunt down history’s most famous vampire, preventing him from raising the dead whilst liberating the souls of all those who have crossed his evil path.
Inspired by the world imagined by author Bram Stoker, Dracula: Origins rich storyline takes you from London to Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, via Egypt. Other characters from the novel featured in the game include Mina Murray and her fiancé Jonathan Harker, who has suspiciously disappeared.
Use Point&Click gameplay to explore the many detailed settings, such as sinister graveyards and abandoned churches. Stunning visuals, created through detailed 2D environments and animated 3D characters, provide a disturbing and absorbing gothic atmosphere.
Solve puzzles and collect clues to progress through the game, encountering all the typical iconography and themes associated with the legend of Dracula; blood, horror, love, crucifixes, stakes and garlic.
Good luck on your dark and deadly quest…
Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment / 93 Games
Developer: Frogware Studio
Release date: 6th June 2008
About Ascaron Entertainment
From Day One in 1989 Ascaron Entertainment has become one of the leading European“boutique” developers and Publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.
Ascaron maintains development studios in Berlin, Gutersloh and Aachen (Germany), as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Ascaron currently markets its products in more than 40 countries and over 15 languages.
Ascaron Entertainment (UK) is an independent office and is highly regarded on a domestic and global scale. With a professional reputation, full-service product management, and a wealth of experience in the games industry, the UK operation manages the international releases of Ascaron's entire catalogue, whilst also providing a bespoke publishing, sales, PR and marketing function to selected affiliate label partners. Ascaron Entertainment (UK) continues to be responsible for successfully launching titles into the UK market from developers and publishers worldwide. Titles include the popular UFO, Panzers, Cossacks and Blitzkrieg seriesof games, as well as critically acclaimed hits such as Call of Juarez, TrackMania United, and City Life 2008.
Founded in 1996, 93GAMES is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, 93GAMES now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for 93GAMES in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. 93GAMES has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, TrackMania DS, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Sherlock Holmes and sport games dedicated to major events such as the America’s Cup or the Tour de France.
Created in 2000, Frogwares is an independent development studio specialized in adventure video games and located in Ukraine. Thanks to a talented team of 45 artists and programmers, Frogwares realizes quality games to please adventure fans and has alternated the production of games based upon inquiry and discovery, with high licenses such as the award-winning Sherlock Holmes, Jules Verne and now Dracula. The graphic quality, the technical innovation and the incredible ability to create environments and atmospheres are the spearheads our titles.
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