DRACULA: BLOODTHIRSTY VAMPIRE OR ROMANTIC VICTIM?

15th May 2008

Dracula: Origin is the dark new adventure game for PC from Ascaron Entertainment and 93 Games. 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, liberating the souls of all those who have crossed his evil path and preventing him from raising the dead.

Despite his handsome good looks and charming personality, Dracula was abandoned by his one true love, leading to his transformation into an evil monster. Losing faith in God and signing a pact with the Prince of Darkness, Dracula is now a blood thirsty vampire, doomed to eternal damnation.

The game portrays the conflicting characteristics of Dracula, a charismatic gentleman who possesses a dark and menacing side. In the trailer, Dracula lovingly cradles Mina’s head, yet unmistakable bite marks on her neck show that moments before he was quenching his thirst for blood.

The Dracula: Origin trailer shows Van Helsing as he hunts down Dracula to save the helpless Mina before it is too late.

The trailer can be viewed at http://www.dracula-origin.com/trailer if you dare…

Dracula: Origin will be released on 6th June 2008.

The official website

http://www.dracula-origin.com

Fast facts:

Publisher: Ascaron Entertainment / 93 Games

Web: www.Ascaron.com / www.Dracula-Origin.com

Developer: Frogware Studio

Release date: 6th June 2008

PEGI: 12+

Format: PC

Genre: Adventure

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.

www.ascaron.com

About 93GAMES

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.

http://www.focus-home.com

About Frogwares

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.

http://www.frogwares.com

For further press information please contact:

Sarah Holden / Stephen Denton

Media Safari

T: +44 (0)1225 731388

E: sarahh@mediasafari.co.uk / stephend@mediasafari.co.uk


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