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Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon

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3.5

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www.bigfishgames.com:
    Father Arno has been sent to Vladoviste in Transylvania, a small town still recuperating from battle after the First World War. He's on a mission from the Vatican to investigate the life of a deceased woman reputed to be a saint. As night falls and the last train pulls away, something evil lurks across the graves of fallen soldiers, and Father Arno's nightmarish visions are becoming all too real. Warning: Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon contains some mature content and mentioning of the occult.
    • A small town veiled in shadow
    • Evil lurks across dusty graves
    • An ancient secret lies hidden
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    Contributed by jaXen (19704) on Sep 02, 2009.

Back Cover - Windows (US):

    Confront Dracula in a Showdown
    between Good and Evil

    As Father Arno Moriani, you are sent by the
    Vatican to Transylvania to examine a
    candidate for sainthood.

    Your investigation takes an unexpected turn
    when the deceased body has the
    "mark of Dracula." Will you discover
    The truth or will fear take over?

    Features Include:

    Brand-new thrilling story faithful to
    The Bram Stroker universe!

    Decipher mysterious manuscripts and ancient
    prophecies from the origins of mankind!

    Picturesque graphics engulf you in a
    dark and gripping adventure

    Dracula 3 continues with the next chapter
    in the series, following the tales of
    Resurrection and the Last Sanctuary.


    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Sep 09, 2008.

Press Release:

    LEGACY INTERACTIVE SIGNS PUBLISHING AGREEMENT TO DISTRIBUTE MICROIDS
    VIDEO GAMES AS DIGITAL DOWNLOADS
    Dracula 3 and Sinking Island Released Today to Coincide with Retail Launch;
    Other Games Also Now Available at LegacyGames.com

    LOS ANGELES, CA (August 29, 2008) ­ Casual games developer and publisher Legacy Interactive today announced their agreement with Encore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, to distribute the popular Microïds adventure video games to all North American portals as digital downloads. The agreement will include the highly anticipated titles Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon the latest sequel in the Dracula series, as well as Sinking Island by Benoit Sokal, the creator of the renowned Syberia franchise. Both downloads are available today to coincide with the retail release of the games.

    Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon is the newest installment in the original Dracula series. Based on Bram Stoker's universe, Dracula 3 takes players to Europe on a suspenseful quest to discover the reality of vampires and come face-to-face with Dracula. As Father Arno Moriani, players must travel to Transylvania to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood. Along the way players are submerged into a gripping storyline with numerous challenging and engaging puzzles to solve that leads to a final confrontation with Dracula!

    Sinking Island is a gripping detective story that combines suspense and intrigue. As an investigator sent to a luscious tropical island to solve the murder of a multi-billionaire hotel developer, players must sort through 10 suspects to the crime as a storm rages on the island. In Sinking Island players have only three days to solve the mystery before the island and the mystery disappears into the ocean.

    Also available today as digital downloads is the critically acclaimed Syberia ­ Kate Walker's Adventures franchise that has sold over one million units worldwide, and Still Life. All of the games are now available for download at www.legacygames.com. Syberia and Syberia 2 ­ Kate Walker's Adventures are third-person adventure titles that follow Kate Walker, a young ambitious lawyer, in her quest to unlock the secret of Syberia. Still Life is an adventure game for the avid adventure gamer where you play as a Chicago FBI agent and need to solve a gruesome murder. The digital downloads of Still Life 2 and Nostradamus will also be released at the same time as the retail versions of the games later this year. Additionally, Legacy will be releasing titles from Microïds back catalogue online.

    "We are thrilled to be partnering up with Encore to make the Microïds adventure games even more accessible to a larger audience in North America via our download portals," said Ariella Lehrer, CEO of Legacy Interactive. "We look forward to sharing these rich and engaging titles with the download community." Said Betsi Gijanto, Vice President of Marketing for Encore, "We are glad to be working with Legacy Interactive to distribute Microïds titles to a wider online audience." "We are confident that our relationship with Legacy will be a great success." About Encore Based in Los Angeles, CA, Encore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation and a leading retail software publisher. As a result of strategic licensing agreements, the company publishes a broad range of award-winning utility, entertainment, education and productivity software titles. Publishing brands include Hoyle®, Marine Aquarium, Family Tree Maker®, 3D Home Architect®, Advantage, Wheel of Fortune® and Jeopardy!®; as well as the Riverdeep family of brands including The Print Shop®, PrintMaster®, Reader Rabbit® and Mavis Beacon®.

    Navarre Corporation ® is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, DVD video, video games and accessories. Additional information is available at www.navarre.com. About Microïds Microïds is one of the leading adventure games producers and publishers in the U.S., Canada and Europe. With an ongoing focus on hiring the industry's best and brightest new talents, Microïds is home to the teams that develop and create innovative games and interactive programs. Microïds has one of the world¹s first and largest adventure catalogues, bringing together titles from Index+, Wanadoo Edition and Microïds. International successes include Still Life, Syberia (Adventures of Kate Walker), Amerzone and Dracula. For more information, visit www.microids.com. About Legacy Interactive Legacy Interactive (www.legacyinteractive.com) is a leading developer and publisher of casual games. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has built a reputation for creating intelligent, realistic and engaging games for a broad audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy is known for its TV-branded games, such as Law & Order, as well as for its popular simulation games Pet Pals: Animal Doctor, Emergency Room and Zoo Vet. In 2008, Legacy added movie titles to its growing game roster, including the upcoming animated children¹s film Igor. Through Legacy's popular game network at www.legacygames.com, customers can download and try more than 500 casual games plus read and write reviews and share play lists of their favorite games. Legacy's games are distributed worldwide, in more than 12 languages, through its partners Ubisoft, Mindscape, 505 Games, and JoWood.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Aug 30, 2008.

Press Release:

    MYSTERY ADVENTURE GAMES LINE LAUNCHES FIRST TITLES -
    DRACULA 3 AND SINKING ISLAND FROM ENCORE RELEASED

    LOS ANGELES – Aug. 25, 2008 – Encore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, announced today that the first titles in their Mystery Adventure Games line, Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon and Sinking Island have shipped to retail. Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon is the newest installment in the original Dracula series and makes it’s North American debut with a $29.99 MSRP and rating of “T” for Teen by the ESRB. Sinking Island brought to life by acclaimed game maker Benoit Sokal hits US shelves for $29.99 MSRP and a “T” for Teen rating by the ESRB. More information, assets and trailers for these games can be found at www.mysteryadventuregames.com.

    “With new game play elements and plot twists, the first two releases should create positive momentum around the entire Mystery Adventure Games line,” said Cal Morrell, president of Encore. “Dracula 3 introduces fans of the series to intriguing new characters and Sinking Island delivers the fast pace, puzzle solving excitement that Sokal fans have come to expect.”

    Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon, a game produced by Microïds and developed by Kheops Studio, is the newest installment in the original Dracula series. Based on Bram Stoker’s universe, Dracula 3 takes players to Europe on a suspenseful quest to discover the reality of vampires and come face-to-face with Dracula. As Father Arno Moriani, players must travel to Transylvania to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood. Along the way players are submerged into a gripping storyline with numerous challenging and engaging puzzles to solve that leads to a final confrontation with Dracula!

    The creator of Syberia, Benoît Sokal, returns with Sinking Island, a gripping detective story that combines suspense and intrigue. As an investigator sent to a luscious tropical island to solve the murder of a multi-billionaire hotel developer, players must sort through 10 suspects to the crime as a storm rages on the island. In Sinking Island players have only three days to solve the mystery before the island and the mystery disappears into the ocean. A game by Benoît Sokal, produced by Microïds and White Birds Productions, developed and designed by White Birds Productions.

    About Encore:

    Based in Los Angeles, CA, Encore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), and a leading retail software publisher. As a result of strategic licensing agreements, the company publishes a broad range of award-winning utility, entertainment, education and productivity software titles. Publishing brands include Hoyle, Marine Aquarium, Family Tree Maker, 3D Home Architect, Advantage, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!; as well as the Riverdeep family of brands including The Print Shop, PrintMaster, Reader Rabbit and Mavis Beacon.

    Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR) is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, DVD video, video games and accessories. Additional information is available at http://www.navarre.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Aug 30, 2008.

Encore Software website:
    Based on Bram Stoker’s universe, Dracula 3: the Path of the Dragon takes players to Europe on a suspenseful quest to locate Dracula.

    You play as Father Arno Moriani, who is sent to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood in Transylvania. Submerged into a riveting storyline, you are challenged to solve complex and engaging puzzles that lead to a final confrontation with Dracula! This gripping adventure sucks you in and leaves you “dying” for more…

    Features include:
    • Dracula 3 is the REAL next chapter in the Dracula series - following Dracula: Resurrection and Last Sanctuary.
    • Brand-new storyline faithful to the works of the Bram Stoker universe.
    • Witness true to life environments of Rome, Budapest, Turkey and Transylvania as well as the ancient cave prisons from which Count Dracula escaped.
    • Use your wits and logic to compare, deduce and solve unique puzzles...

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Aug 18, 2008.

Encore Press Release (July 2008):

    ENCORE ANNOUNCES UPCOMING PC MYSTERY ADVENTURE LINE

    Encore proudly announces the upcoming release schedule of its initial products in the new Mystery Adventure line featuring titles from Microïds, and the launch of their new website www.mysteryadventuregames.com. Game settings range from the dark regions of Transylvania to a mysterious island, and characters ranging from a mass murderer to a legendary prophet, the new adventure games for PCs will include Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon and Sinking Island in August 2008, Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy in September 2008 and Still Life 2 in Fall 2008. More information about these games can be found at www.mysteryadventuregames.com.

    Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon

    Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon is the newest installment in the Dracula series from Microïds. Based on Bram Stoker’s universe, Dracula 3 takes players to Europe on a suspenseful quest to discover the reality of vampires and come face-to-face with Dracula. As Father Arno Moriani, players must travel to Transylvania to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood. Along the way players are submerged into a gripping storyline with numerous challenging and engaging puzzles to solve that leads to a final confrontation with Dracula! The game is scheduled for release in August 2008 on PC with an ESRB rating of Teen. Watch the game trailer and get more information at www.mysteryadventuregames.com.

    A game produced by Microïds and developed by Kheops Studio.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Aug 18, 2008.

Press Release (Feb. 2008):

    Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon Announced

    MC2 has announced an agreement with Kheops Studio to develop "Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon," the latest installment in the Dracula series.

    "Inspired by the world of Bram Stoker, Dracula 3 continues the adventure running through the Dracula series, which has sold over 1 million copies worldwide (Dracula: The Resurrection was launched in 1999, followed by Dracula 2: The Last Sanctuary in 2000).

    Mgr Arno Moriani, the “devil's advocate”, is carrying out a canonization process, investigating in the interwar years a potential candidate for beatification in Transylvania. His investigation is quickly wrapped up. The strange stigmata on the corpse are not the hallmark of some divine power. In fact, the villagers see it as the “mark” of Count Dracula. The bishop decides to carry out his own investigation to determine once and for all whether the vampire truly exists. But the reality is deceiving. Fiction is powerful. Doubts arise. And doubt begets fear…

    “Fans of the Dracula series can’t wait to continue their adventure in the Count’s disturbing world. We are therefore delighted to be teaming up with Kheops Studio to launch Dracula 3,” comments Emmanuel Nouaille, Editorial Director at MC2.

    “Kheops Studio is happy to be working with a publisher that has been responsible for so many great adventure games,” says Benoît Hozjan, CEO of Kheops Studio."

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on May 14, 2008.