||(Win95/98/Me/2000) (Retail) (BLADEOFDPR)
Publisher: Reel Act / Codemasters
Game: Action Adventure
Animated Violence / Animated Blood and Gore
Epic Slash and Slay Action Adventure
For centuries, the Sword of Ianna has remained hidden, the keys to its
discovery scattered throughout the world. Chaos threatens; a Champion must be
found, a Swordbearer brave and skillful, to battle through the hordes of
darkness and raise the Sword in the name of the Goddess. Only then can the
looming malevolence by forced back to the Void ....
Bloodthirsty slash and slay quest adventure
vicious enemies with over 100 unique weapons, each with individual attacks to
Innumerable enemies use traditional melee combat techniques against you.
richly detailed fantasy world. Real-time lighting casts eerie and terrifying
blood and gore combat engine. Hack off an enemy's limb, then thrash him with
devastatingly fluid combo attacks and use them to slice your enemies to
- New portal engine allows real time lighting, volumetric lights and
- Real time physic and fluid system.
- More than 16 different realistic outdoor/indoor environments: frozen
landscape, desert, Arabic Palaces, Hindu Temples, volcanos, Lost Island,
- Four characters to choose from, each one with specific skills. Playing
Character progression depending on your abilities.
- Up to 100 different weapons: sword, axes, spears, bows, shields, magic
- Up to 25 different races of enemies: orks, trolls, golems, demons,
- Up to 100 puzzles and traps combining physics, hydraulic systems, arrows,
fire, stone balls...
- Effects: water reflections, smoke, particle system, acid lakes, magic
Introducing the Champions of Ianna:
- NAGLFAR: Dwarvan Messenger
- TUKARAM: Of the Irkanois
- SARGON: Of the King's Knights
- ZOE: Adventuress and Bounty Hunter
The Lord created Chaos, and divided it in two parts, the Light and the
Darkness. He gave to them life and thought, and so were born the Spirit of
Light and the Prince of Darkness. But the Prince held the unspoken desire of
supplanting his Father. He learnt in secret the language of Creation and tried
to create a new being. But the newborn would not accept the commands of the
Prince of Darkness, and growing stronger, took part of his own essence and
created terrible monsters and demons. The Lord and the Prince of Light tried to
stop it, and they waged a great war. Gradually, the being was weakened and
finally defeated, but after this the Father was exhausted, and withdrew into
the depths of the Universe.
The younger Gods, proud of the
victory, completed the creations of their Father, giving shape to the Sun, the
Moon and the Earth. However, the Prince of Darkness attempted to corrupt the
souls of the fledgling race of man, amidst the confusion of a new war incited
by dark creatures of his own creation. The Earth was in a moment of extreme
danger, so one of the younger daughters, Ianna, cast a powerful spell that
expelled the gods from their dwelling place and kept the Earth closed to them.
The Spirit of the Light went to the Sun and from there protected the Earth
during the day. Ianna went to the Moon, to protect it during the night. Thus
began the cycle of Day and Night, and a new age of balance was born over the
Earth. But all of the gods creations remained, leaving mankind to contend
alone against the darksome fiends.
The struggle continued for many years, until a young hero emerged to defy
the Darkness. He was chosen by Ianna to wield the Sacred Sword, and fought the
Evil in its own lair. The Darkness was defeated, but the hero was mortally
wounded, and his friends buried him with his Sword in the Temple of Ianna.
But all that was long ago
Now, something strange is happening. The
signals are clear. Foul creatures are awakening from their dormancy, and
spreading terror and destruction
The Darkness has returned, and the end
is near. A new hero is needed, a chosen one who will wield the Sword, and
destroy the Enemy forever...
Windows 95/98/Me/2000: Pentium II 400 (Pentium III 500 or higher
recommended), DirectX 8.0, 64 MB RAM (128 MB RAM recommended), 16 bit Direct
Sound compliant sound card with 8 MB RAM (with 32 MB RAM recommended), 8 x
CD-ROM drive (24x CD-ROM drive recommended), 750 MB free hard disk space.
`Blade of Darkness made my jaw smack the floor .. utterly staggering,
primarily on the visual trip .. eons ahead of the pack' - Happy
`Purveyors of mass destruction will certainly have the tools to
accomplish just that' - Computer Games OnLine
`The two things which have made the game really stand out are the
dynamic lighting and the gory combat' - Gamespot PC
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