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Old 01-20-2009, 04:04 PM
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Venetica is indeed a rather absurd title for a game, but it looks quite pretty and the storyline is nonetheless interesting. Players will be thrust into the role of Scarlett, the daughter of Death, and she uses her daddy's clout to ask dead people for help. A bit like Haley Joel Osment, but not as annoying.
In what is being dubbed (perhaps pretentiously) as a "cinematic RPG," Scarlett will have to rescue the world from Viktor, a villainous Necromancer who has impolitely helped himself to The Grim Reaper's powers. Among Scarlett's own bag of tricks will be the ability to shift between the real world and the Twilight World, allowing her to surprise enemies by repositioning herself in an alternative reality and re-appearing at a more advantageous position.
Venetica is one of those many games that I completely forget about until new information arises, but it intrigues me more and more when I hear about it. We have some new screens in the gallery and full details from developer dtp Entertainment after the jump.

Hamburg/Germany, January 19th, 2009 Ė In dtp entertainmentís upcoming Action RPG Venetica players take over the role of Scarlett, Grim Reaperís daughter who is young and beautiful.. Set in a fantastic Venice, it is her mission to fight the pure evil.

Venetica takes players to the here and now of its fantastic game world, making Scarlett explore Veniceís streets, canals, houses and even the roof tops. As the daughter of Death, she also has the ability to enter the Twilight World: the world of the dead. Here, she communicates with the dead and gets access to a number of unique gameplay elements. To achieve this, Scarlett needs to learn and train for special, supernatural skills and abilities Ė of which she initially doesnít even know existÖ

During the game, her skills and abilities will allow her to get deeper and deeper into the Twilight World, and, for instance, ask the dead for help.

Here and there, the dead help Scarlett to accomplish her missions by giving her hints: There are two ghosts, for example, who help Scarlett to find special items by revealing hidden doors or showing her helpful hints that will allow her to pick locks successfully. Scarlett meets these guys early in the game, when they still are alive. She helps them, but canít avert that both will be killed later in the game.

Itís not just Good that awaits Scarlett in the Twilight World Ė the pure evil lurks there too, waiting the daughter of Death. Those who know the story of Venetica are aware of the bad necromancer, who is the source of all evil in the gameís story. He, Viktor, empowered himself with the Grim Reaperís supernatural powers and now threatens the world. So, itís not only countless horrific creatures that are waiting for Scarlett. Viktorís powerful accomplices also hound her..

Equipped with supernatural powers, Viktorís allies await Scarlett in the Twilight World once she has defeated them in the world of the Living. Now, Scarlett will face her real challenge: Using their powers, the evil helpers transform themselves into huge beasts, becoming even more powerful now that they reached the realm of the Dead.

Veneticaís Twilight World offers even more to the players: Itís not only special NPCs and enemies that resurrect in the world of the Dead Ė also Scarlett herself uses the underworld to re-awake. This allows her to generate herself tactical combat advantage, for instance by repositioning herself unseen while staying in the Twilight World, and afterwards surprisingly returning to the world of the living.

There is another special connection between Scarlett and the Twilight World: Her literally eternal love to Benedict, who dies just at the start of the game, bounds her to this world. Scarlett will meet her love regularly. In fact, Benedict will be the one who reveals Scarlettís supernatural powers and who trains her in how to use them.

Many additional skills and abilities allow Scarlett to make even more use of the Twilight World, for instance by summoning creatures or by giving her unusual insights in both the worlds of the Living and the Dead. So, the Twilight World offers a full load of innovative gameplay features to Action RPG gamers.

Venetica will be a cinematic Action RPG with an extraordinary and deep story. The game mixes emotion and action in stunning ways.

A unique and living world full of surprises is waiting for the player, set in fantastic 16th century Venice and paired with intuitive and easy to learn gameplay.

As Cinematic RPG Venetica offers movie like cameras, subtly used cut scenes and spectacular images on a marvelous trip through a unique game world that is hard to match in the genre.

dtp entertainment will release Venetica developed by Deck 13 in 2009 for PC and Xbox 360ģ.








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whats this a 2009 exclusive we haven't heard about
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1st pic looks like Heavenly Sword + WoW
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I don't mind the plot and all, sounds interesting. The game screen doesn't look bad, just too Western in my opinion. I wish they would've asked Japanese to do it or someone who doesn't quite do typically PC design. Some of the shots just look like they're coming from a PC Adventure game.
While I like PC Adventure games I don't want the design dropped in an RPG(imagine in all caps here) for crying out loud especially one with a different story here. Let a Japanese person design the characters and they'll likely look more realistic or transitioning them from design to game. I mean Folklore looked great and didn't have a "Japanese" look.
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me either but i'll welcome the opportunity.
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Ill try any new RPG.
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Just bought a copy off ebay international. I'll let you guys know how it is.

Also, the search function doesn't work well at all on these forums.
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Ouch...a 59 on MC.

http://www.metacritic.com/games/plat...ox360/venetica
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Always gotta be draggin the white man down.
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