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Beyond Divinity (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
72
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3.0
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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Keep Case - German:
    "the RPG you should have played in 2002 gets a sequel you'd better play in 2004" - PC Gamer US

    BEYOND

    DIVINITY

    Eines der erfolgreichsten Rollenspiele des Jahres 2002 wird endlich fortgesetzt. Beyond Divinity ist der lang erwartete Nachfolger von Divine Divinity. In diesem neuen und mitreissenden Abenteur wird Eure Seele mit der eines Todesritters verschmolzen. Eure Schicksal wird es sein, für alle Zeiten an diese Kreatur des Bösen gebunden zu bleiben. Es sei denn, Ihr schafft es, den Fluch zu brechen, der auf Euch lastet...

    • Eine packende Story mit unerwarteten Wendungen und über 300 Nebenaufgaben
    • Unbegrenzte Wiederspielbarkeit durch das Schlachtfeld, einem zufällig generierten Paralleluniversum voller Abenteuer
    • Knapp 300 Fähigkeiten wie Handwerk, Fallenstellen, Alchemie, Wettermagie, etc.
    • Über 600 interaktive Personen und Dialoge aus der Feder von Rhianna Pratchett
    • Musikalische Untermalung komponiert von Kirill Pokrovsky, dem Gewinner des "Outstanding Achievement in Musis" 2002 IGN award
    • Ein umfangreiches und leicht bedienbares RPG in einer hochgradig interaktiven Welt

    Beyond Dvinity ist ein eigenständiges Abenteuer im preisgekrönten Divinity Universum. Sie müssen den Vorgänger weder besitzen noch gespielt haben.

    Contributed by jaXen (19740) on Aug 31, 2010.

Press Release (June 11, 2003):

    THE QUEST CONTINUES
    Larian Studios Announces Riftrunner, The Latest Adventure From the Divinity Universe

    11th June 2003: Belgium developer Larian Studios today announces the first details of their upcoming RPG, Riftrunner. Based on the award winning fantasy universe first introduced in Divine Divinity, Riftrunner is set to capture the imagination of RPG players yet again, and provides a strong stepping stone for the planned extension of the Divinity World.

    Development on Riftrunner secretly started last year and has been borne by the demand from the legion of Divinity fans. Development is nearing completion, and the timing is set for the official announcement. Riftrunner will be part of the growing Divinity Universe, which will also include Divinity 2, later next year.

    Divine Divinity won awards and accolades worldwide after its launch in 2002. Its huge fantasy world, strong storyline, unparalleled levels of interactivity, and unique character development system captured the hearts of RPG players. The feedback from these players convinced Larian Studios that their efforts were worthwhile, and they should continue.

    Swen Vincke, Project Leader, says, “Riftrunner is a continuation of the Divinity Universe. We’ve had thousands of true fans that loved Divine Divinity, who came to our forums and voiced their appreciation, and subsequently have craved for more. Riftrunner has been developed with these fans in mind.

    Using an enhanced version of the Divinity engine, and incorporating suggestions from the fan base, Riftrunner focuses on the strengths of its predecessor. Featuring a strong and compulsive storyline, a random quest generator, a new and unlimited character development system, and the unique interactive environment, Riftrunner is appealing to the true RPG fanbase. Other enhancements include 3D character animations, a new combat system and the introduction of a party. The main focus during Riftrunner’s development was to extend the RPG experience and universe.

    In Riftrunner, you become soul-forged with a Death Knight. Your fate is to spend the rest of eternity bonded to this creature of evil, unless you can undo this curse. You and your unlikely partner embark on a great adventure to unlock the secret of rift-running your only answer to this life of darkness.

    Riftrunner is due for release in Q4 2003 for PC CD-ROM. A Macintosh version will follow later.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Jun 05, 2006.

Press Release (Dec. 21, 2004):

    NEW STRATEGTY GUIDE FOR "BEYOND DIVINTY" NOW AVAILABLE

    San Francisco, CA - December 21, 2004 - Hip Games(TM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hip Interactive Corp, today announced the release of a new strategy guide for the RPG "Beyond Divinity." Released by Beyond Divinity-fans, the guide can be downloaded at www.locusinn.com: (http://www.locusinn.com/index.php?hsaction=10062&game=beyond&l1=Files&infoID=167).

    The new strategy guide will allow gamers to totally immerse themselves into the game like never before with detailed descriptions of all quests, skills, items, creatures, and even in-game mathematics.

    In "Beyond Divinity," you play as a servant of the Divine, a scourge of necromancers and sorcerers alike, with your purpose in life being to defeat all that is evil by any means necessary. While engaged in an intense battle with one of the great necromancers, a demon drags you into its universe and your character becomes soul-forged with a Death-Knight. Your fate is to spend the rest of eternity bonded to this creature of evil, unless you can undo this tragic curse. Fortunately, the Death-Knight dislikes the soul-forging as much as you do, and the unlikely pair thus embarks on a great adventure to unlock the secret of rift-running, an ancient art that allowed the prison universe's indigenous population to travel between universes.

    "'Beyond Divinity' has already received tremendous success since its release," commented Peter Thomas, director of publishing for Hip Games. "The new strategy guide will allow current players to forge an even stronger attachment to the game while also attracting new players as well."

    About Hip Games

    Hip Games provides exclusive distribution service and unique publishing opportunities to publishers and developers from around the world, in both PC and console formats. Large enough to reach almost every major North American retailer and committed to working intimately with its Business Partners, Hip Games always comes to play.

    About Larian Studios

    Larian Studios is the largest games developer from Belgium and a winner of the European Seal of Excellence from the European Multimedia Association. Their portfolio includes Beyond Divinity, the multiple award winning RPG Divine Divinity, LED Wars and an as of yet unannounced project. Larian Studios are also developers of bespoke entertainment products for multi-national blue chip companies.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Jun 05, 2006.

2004 Digital Jesters Catalog:
    Soul-forged with a Death Knight, your fate is to spend the rest of eternity bonded to this creature of evil, unless you can undo this curse.

    Prepare for your greatest adventure as you set off on the quest to unlock the secret of riftrunning...

    Out Now!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Jan 04, 2005.

Back Cover - Windows (US):

    Beyond Divinity

    You are a servant of the Divine - scourge of necromancers and sorcerers alike. Your purpose in life is to fight all that is evil using any means possible. Your dilemma... during an intense battle with one of the great necromancers, a demon drags you into its universe. There you are soul-forged with a Death-Knight.

    You are cursed and destined to spend the rest of eternity bonded to this creature of evil.

    Or maybe not...

    The Death-Knight dislikes the soul forging as much as you do and together you embark on a great adventure. You both have a common goal... to undo the soul forging. You and your unlikely companion quickly figure out that the only way to rid this curse is if you unlock the secret of riftrunning - an ancient art that allowed the prison universe's indigenous population to travel between universes.

    Your quest is set: To become a Riftrunner!

    Main Features

  • A deep and detailed storyline filled with plot twists and over 300 subquests

  • New style of gameplay featuring the unique summoning dolls and total party control using a more intuitive and advanced combat system

  • Simple, intuitive controls even for complex actions

  • High object interactivity including the ability to combine objects with each other in a seamless world

  • A new and open, free and deep character development system with over 300 character traits

  • More than 290 skills to learn including advanced alchemy, craftsmanship, trap creation, nature and weather magic, equipment embellishing

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Dec 02, 2004.

Inside Flaps (US - Windows):

    Upgrades to the Divinity engine

  • Updated graphics engine including real time 3D characters with support for DX9 & higher resolution

  • Real time generation of dungeons, maps and quests

  • Total party control

  • Next generation character development system with new skills, attributes and advanced character customization options

  • The ability to zoom in/out

  • A brand new combat system

    Advanced Features

  • Over 300 equipment classes and plenty of unique items

  • Over 140 different NPC & monster classes

  • Dialogs written by Rhianna Pratchett

  • A completely new sound-track composed by Kirill Pakrovski, winner of IGN's 2002 "Outstanding achievement in music" award and Gamespot's runner up for "Best Music of the Year" 2002 award.

  • Updated graphics engine including real time 3D characters and monsters together with support for higher resolutions. Players can now zoom in on the action.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Dec 02, 2004.

www.hip-games.com:
    From the makers of Divine Divinity set in the Divinity Universe

    You are a servant of the Divine - scourge of necromancers and sorcerers alike. Your purpose in life is to fight all that is evil using any means possible. Your dilemma… during an intense battle with one of the great necromancers, a demon drags you into its universe. There you are soul-forged with a Death-knight. You are cursed and destined to spend the rest of eternity bonded to this creature of evil.

    Or maybe not...

    The Death-knight dislikes the soul forging as much as you do and together you embark on a great adventure. You both have a common goal - to undo the soul forging. You and your unlikely companion quickly figure out that the only way to rid this curse is if you unlock the secret of riftrunning – an ancient art that allowed the prison universe’s indigenous population to travel between universes.

    Your quest is set: To become a Riftrunner!

    Features
  • Beyond Divinity introduces a brand-new universe, a new story and a new race.
  • A deep and detailed storyline filled with plot twists and lots of sub-quests.
  • A complete and very accessible RPG set in a highly interactive world.
  • New style of gameplay featuring the unique summoning dolls and total party control.
  • Endless replay value through the Battlefields: A demon infested landscape with generated quests.
  • Endless item fever combined with a new combat system and full control over the player’s party deliver a total RPG experience.
  • Updated graphics engine including real time 3D characters and monsters together with support for higher resolutions. Players can now zoom in on the action.
  • High object interactivity including the ability to combine objects with each other in a seamless world.
  • A very accessible RPG with a streamlined user interface.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66247) on Oct 12, 2004.