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The Adventure Company Ships DRACULA: ORIGIN

May 27, 2008

The Adventure Company Ships Dracula: Origin for Windows Uncover the Origin of the World’s First Vampire

Toronto, Canada: The Adventure Company, the number one brand for PC adventure game sales worldwide, today announced Dracula: Origin for Windows® has shipped to retail stores across North America.

“We’ve partnered once again with the talented teams at Focus Home Interactive and Frogwares Studios, creators of our recently released title, Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis, and are thrilled to bring another quality title to adventure gamers,” said Byron Gaum, Global Product Marketing Manager at The Adventure Company. “Dracula has long been a favorite theme among adventurers, and in Dracula: Origin players have the arduous task of hunting the blood thirsty vampire. We think that our fans are up for the challenge!”

Young, charming and devout, Dracula was once an ardent defender of Christianity but lost his faith in God when he is abandoned by his one true love who marries another. Count Dracula then makes a pact with the Prince of Darkness, and becomes a vampire with an insatiable thirst for blood and vengeance, doomed to eternal damnation.

In the game, you play the role of Professor Van Helsing, the celebrated vampire hunter, on the hunt for Dracula, while Dracula himself is on a quest for a mysterious manuscript which will give him the power to raise the dead. Your goal is to prevent Dracula from finding and using this manuscript, but also to kill him, in order to liberate the souls of all those who have had the misfortune to cross his path.

Using conventional Point & Click gameplay, Dracula: Origin is a superb adventure supported by impeccable graphics and a rich storyline which takes you to London, Egypt, Austria, and of course to Transylvania, the famous home of the great vampire. Through a combination of 2D environments and animated 3D characters, the game faithfully reproduces the world imagined by celebrated author Bram Stoker, with all its associated motifs (horror, love, blood, crucifixes, stakes, garlic, etc.), in a disturbing, fully-realized and absorbing Gothic atmosphere.

Game Features

  • An unrelenting pursuit of one of the most terrifying figures from fantasy literature.

  • Confrontation between two antithetical heroes: Van Helsing, the restrained scientist and spiritual hero, and the young and high-spirited Dracula, whose inhumanity matches his malevolence.

  • Superb graphics, combining 2D environments and 3D characters.

  • A deep storyline, focusing on Van Helsing's quest to kill the king of all vampires, and Dracula's quest to find the manuscript to raise the dead.

  • Interact with over 40 characters. Combine and use over 150 objects associated with the vampire-themed storyline (stake, statue, garlic, mirror, etc.).

  • A romantic, bloody and violent Gothic ambiance which is true to the original world created by Bram Stoker, providing total immersion into the adventure.

  • A progressive Help System leads players to the solution with increasingly accurate hints.

Dracula: Origin has an ESRB rating of T for Teen and will sell for a suggested retail price of $19.99 USD. For further information please visit the official Dracula: Origin website at http://www.dracula-origin.com

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