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Kya: Dark Lineage (PlayStation 2)

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Advertising Blurbs

Comic book ad:

    A whole LOTTA HURT
    in a BELLY SHIRT

    Fight evil creatures
    Master magical powers
    Soar to new heights

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (43888) on Sep 23, 2012.

uk.playstation.com:
    An everyday tale of a normal girl whisked away to another world where her evil Dad is enslaving the population and turning them into werewolves

    Kya and her brother are a normal pair of 21st century kids until they discover their absent father's secret lab. After meddling with things clearly labelled "Do not touch" they are sucked into a new world were the friendly, bear-like Nativs (that's their name) are being persecuted by an evil being who is turning them into fierce Wolfen creatures to do his bidding. Kya, separated from her brother, has to help the Nativs, find her brother and overthrow the nasty overloard - problem is, he turns out to be her Dad. Nooooooooooooooooo!

    Kya is an action-packed platform game, chock full of new and old ideas to make it 100 percent challenging and 100 percent fun (okay, that's 200 percent but bear with me). As well as jumping and climbing, Kya can find her way around the Nativ's varied landscape using the strong winds that are common all over. These can be updraughts that allow her to reach high platforms or cross winds that hamper her progress. She can even 'fly' on the air currents to get to new areas. Kya also has a boomerang-like hairgrip - her Boomy - which she can use to defend herself and target distant objects. If you prefer getting up close and personal, her hand-to-hand combat is a joy to behold (unless you happen to be on the receiving end). For something a bit different in the action platform world, be guided by the gaming winds and pick up Kya: Dark Lineage.

    • Battle against the winds or use them to your advantage


    • Platforms, puzzles and devastating combat await


    • Huge, vertigo-inducing levels


    • Play the mini-game challenges over and over for practice or profit. You can even play against a friend

    Contributed by DreinIX (9425) on Apr 14, 2008.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (Australia):

    THE SKY USED TO BE THE LIMIT.
    NOW IT IS YOUR WEAPON.



    Freefall into exreme action as Kya, a woman on a quest against oppression. Fight your foes in sophisticated hand-to-hand combat and explore vast magical worlds in this unique, exhilarating adventure.

    EXPLORE MAGICAL WORLDS.
    EXPERIENCE THE EXTREME.
    TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR DESTINY.

    Contributed by Ben K (22952) on Jan 17, 2006.

Press Release:

    TAKE AN ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE WITH ATARI'S KYA: DARK LINEAGE



    Date: November 17, 2003

    Soar to New Heights, Slide Though Massive Worlds with Magical Boards, Battle Evil Creatures and Discover the Secret of Kya's Dark Lineage

    BEVERLY, MA - Nov. 18, 2003 - Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) today announced that the highly anticipated action/adventure title, Kya®: Dark Lineage, created exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Gamers everywhere can join Kya on her journey through a strange and mysterious world with non-stop action and an immersive story line that leads Kya to discover and confront the secret of her dark lineage.

    Plunged into a mysterious world, Kya is on a quest to find her lost brother and a way back home. Along her journey of discovery, she encounters the Nativs, a peaceful tribe, oppressed by the Wolfens, the menacing army of the evil ruler Brazul. Kya must lead the rebellion of the Nativs for their freedom, and the only way is to master magical powers to liberate the Wolfens from their mystical imprisonment and restore their Nativ identity.

    Kya: Dark Lineage is a creative blend of game play features including unique flying action that allows Kya to soar and freefall at breathtaking speed using powerful air currents, based on real wind physics. Kya can perform thrilling freestyle maneuvres and 360-degree spins with magical boards, battle evil Wolfens and other creatures with more than 30 melee attacks and dynamic fighting combos, and explore nine massive and highly-detailed environments culminating in the discovery of her dark lineage.

    "Kya is an original intellectual property from Atari that blends action, adventure and platforming elements with stunning graphics and distinctive game play mechanics for a new and innovative gaming experience," said Nancy MacIntyre, vice president of marketing for Atari. "In addition to the fantastic gameplay, Kya is a highly appealing lead video game character - confident, tough and independent - whose personality will keep gamers coming back for more."

    Powered by a proprietary game engine that delivers high-resolution models and textures, smooth-blended animation and utilizes spectacular physics, Kya: Dark Lineage allows players a liberating sense of movement and freedom as they travel across vast and open worlds. Through 50 quests and side missions, Kya must increase the strength and ability of her new-found mystical powers to unlock secret areas and fight off enemies.

    Developed by Atari's own Eden Studios, Kya: Dark Lineage is now available at retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $39.95. For additional information on this product visit www.kya-game.com or www.atari.com.

    About Atari
    New York-based Atari, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATAR) develops interactive games for all platforms and is one of the largest third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software in the U.S. The Company's 1,000+ titles include hard-core, genre-defining games such as Driver’, Enter the Matrix’, Neverwinter Nights’, Stuntman’, Test Drive®, Unreal® Tournament 2003, and Unreal® Championship; and mass-market and children's games such as Backyard Sports’, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues’ and Dora the Explorer’, Civilization®, Dragon Ball Z® and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. Atari, Inc. is a majority-owned subsidiary of France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA (Euronext 5257), the largest interactive games publisher in Europe. For more information, visit www.atari.com.

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    Contributed by Xoleras (66271) on Aug 15, 2005.

www.atari.com.au:
    Kya and her brother Frank are unexpectedly transported to a mysterious world and immediately separated from each other. As Kya begins the search for her brother, she meets the gentle Nativs, who befriend and help her in her quest. Kya soon discovers that the peaceful Nativs are brutally oppressed by wicked Wolfen creatures. Worse yet, the Wolfen are former Nativs, mutated into a dark army by the evil ruler Brazul.

    Kya realizes that the only way to find Frank and return home is to lead a rebellion to defeat Brazul and liberate the Nativs. To do this, she must free the Wolfens from their magical imprisonment and restore their Native identity.

    FEATURES

    • Explore nine massive and highly-detailed worlds

    • Play through a deep, intense storyline with 50 main and side quests

    • Fly and freefall from towering heights using powerful air currents

    • Perform thrilling, freestyle slide maneuvers and spins with magical boards

    • Fight using more than 30 melee attacks, combat moves and magical strikes

    • Steal, tame and ride wild animals to flee or attack enemies

    • Free the Nativs so they can open shops buy power-ups and magical abilities

    • Take on more than 20 challenges with single and multiplayer mini games

    Contributed by Xoleras (66271) on Aug 14, 2005.