World Premiere: Drakensang: The River of Time at GamesCom

By Yaris Gutierrez

August 11, 2009

GamesCom is just a couple of days away and, with it, a barrage of announcements is expected to arrive.  Each ballplayer in the gaming industry will be there showing off some of their latest goods as folks walk from booth to booth craving and ogling the latest whatever.  But one of the most awaited RPG’s on the PC has many PC gamers turning heads and baffled at the beauty that is a game – Drakensang: The River of Time.  For those of you who aren’t too familiar with this RPG, Drakensang: The River of Time is the prequel to the user-acclaimed Drakensang: The Dark Eye.  And if you’re itching like a crackhead to know more about the game, you’ll we’ll definitely be spillin’ some beans during GamesCom as news pours in.  How?  Very carefully.  Just kidding.

The world premiere of Drakensang: The River of Time will be shown at GamesCom this year.  Not only that, but those who are attending will have the privilege to play the game for the very first time, you lucky bastards you.

For those of you unfamiliar with the game, The Dark Eye – the sequel – takes place in and around the city of Ferdok, located in the Middenrealmian (say that five times fast) province of Kosh right in the middle of Aventuria.  The game allows players to create a party with up to four characters using many familiar elements such as “tanks.”  Kind of like a first-person World of Warcraft.

The River of Time takes place 23 years before Drakensang.  The game starts in the city of Ferdok and leads you down the Great River to a small village of Nadoret which will, basically, be the main focus of the game.  From what we do know, there are a couple of things that might interest fans of the game.  For one, the game will be fully voiced with shorter caption; distances between locations have been miraculously shortened; players will be able to visit old locations from the previous game and pick up new quests; and players will now be able to run around as a priest.

You can expect to see this game sometime early 2010.  Exactly when, we don’t know.  But we’ll do our best to keep you all in the loop as more information is spilled.

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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