Venetica (2010)

Venetica (2010)

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: DTP (Digital Entertainment Pool)
Deck 13

Release Date: TBA 2010
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In the era of Venetica, Death walks among the living as a flesh & blood being, carrying out the deeds of an ancient council known by a few as Corpus. Each generation of the Corpus is set with the task of selecting the next predecessor of the bringer of death. Unfortunately, the most recent council had unwittingly selected a crafty necromancer who is determined on bringing death and destruction to the world.
This conniving imposter has managed to transform into an undead fiend, which no mortal man can kill. This power-crazed necromancer is hell-bent on destroying the reinstated Death and the council of Corpus. Only one person stands in his way, Scarlett, the daughter of Death.
Up to now she has known nothing of her origins, her powers and the capabilities that she possesses – now she is challenged to learn how to develop and use her powers to save her father and curse the necromancer and his henchmen to the eternal hereafter.

Review: (BY IGN)

Earlier this year, Erik got a first look at Venetica, the upcoming action game from Deck 13 and DTP. While he got a quick glimpse at Scarlet, the main character of the title and a brief view of her powers, he it appeared as though we'd all have to wait for E3 to get another peek at the game. At E3 2009 today, I managed to check out Venetica, but once again got only a brief glimpse at Scarlet's adventure, along with a brief amount of info on the game.

Venetica takes place in an alternate 16th century. Scarlet is the daughter of Death, though she isn't initially aware of her connection with the Grim Reaper. However, Death doesn't have a chance to alert her of her connection, because his powers and his strength have been sapped by a cult of necromancers that are trying to use his power to conquer the world. As Death's daughter, Scarlet has his same abilities, although they haven't been awakened yet. But what Scarlet does discover is that she's being hunted by the same necromancers, and she'll have to learn how to train and use her powers to defeat this threat.

While I didn't see any of these abilities in use, I was able to find out additional info about Scarlet's powers, such as the fact that she'll be able to move between the world of the living and the dead to attack enemies, allowing her to sneak up on people, escape incoming blows or even resurrect herself if she takes enough damage. Scarlet will also have the option to climb onto and traverse the roofs of Venice, as well as enter every building in the city and swim its canals. Finally, Scarlet will have three separate guilds that she'll have to interact with: pirates, traders and postmen, which should provide her with missions or other tasks to complete. While it was still a quick glimpse, it'll be interesting to check out Venetica when it's released later this year.




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