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"Tortuga - Two Treasures" entführt Sie in die wilde karibische Welt des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts, eine Zeit voller Geheimnisse, sagenhafter Schätze und verwegener Piraten.
- Rasante, actiongeladene Story um Geheimnisse, Verrat und Liebe
- Intuitives, leicht erlernbares Gameplay
- Imposante Seegefechte
- Actionreiche Säbelkämpfe mit einzigartigen Special-Moves
- Unzählige Spezialitems für Seeschlacht und Nahkampf
- Große Anzahl verschiedenster Gegnertypen und Bossgegner
- Viele verschieden Nahkampf- und Bonuswaffen
- Hoher Detailgrad bei Schiffsmodellen und Mannschaft
- Hoch entwickeltes Schadensmodell für Schiffe
- Zahlreiche unterschiedliche Schiffs- und Munitionstypen
- Spektakuläre 3D-Kampf- und Wassereffekte
- Taktische Seemanöver zwischen Untiefen und Riffen
- Tag- und Nachtwechsel
- Ragdoll- und Physikeinbindung
- Auflösung: 1024 x 768 und höher
- 7.1 Surround
Die packende Abenteuergeschichte aus der Feder von Wolfgang Walk, Mark L. Barrett und Bob Bates rund um den Helden Thomas "Hawk" Blythe und seinen großen Widersacher Edward Teach, alias Blackbeard, lässt Sie eine Zeit voller Gewalt, Intrigen, Mord- und Totschlag, aber auch Liebe und Freundschaft erleben.
Contributed by Patrick Bregger (100521) on Jun 12, 2011.
Thomas "Hawk" Blythe is the captain of the swift pirate frigate "Hawkwind". Both he and his girlfriend, the voodoo priestess Sangua, captain ships under the high command of the notorious pirate leader "Blackbeard".
- Fast-paced and action-packed story filled with pirates, betrayal and love
- Intuitive, easy-to-learn gameplay
- Breathtaking battles at sea
- Action-packed sword fights with unique special moves
- A multitude of special items available for battles at sea and melee fights
- A host of different opponents and boss enemies
- Various melee and bonus weapons
- High level of detail for ship models and crews
- Sophisticated damage model for ships
- Numerous different types of ships and ammunition
- Stunning 3D visuals - combat, characters, ships, water effects…
- Tactical maneuvering at sea between shoals and reefs
- Day and night cycle
- Ragdoll and physics implementation
- Resolution 1024 x 768 and higher
- 7.1 surround sound
- Gamepad support
Together, Hawk and Sangua embark on a search for the legendary treasure of Henry Morgan. Morgan was an infamous pirate and Governor of Jamaica approximately fifty years earlier. Many rumours surrounded Morgan and the immeasurable wealth he had amassed during his years of piracy and governing. It is said that, before he died, Morgan secreted away his treasures and ruthlessly eliminated all those who had any knowledge of these riches.
Whilst hunting for an almost mythical treasure brings its own difficulties, Hawk's progress is hindered by a merciless twist of fate.
Tortuga - Two Treasures tells of Hawk's struggle against a world growing blacker by the day. Betrayal and death are but a small element of Hawk's adventures. Forged treasure maps, voodoo magic, a deadly curse and the seemingly ever-present threat of Blackbeard's wrath all appear focused on stifling Hawk as he plunges into a battle for power, romance, treasure and truth.
You, Thomas "Hawk" Blythe will meet a variety of people throughout the storyline.
"Do not take anyone at face value"
With your girlfriend, the Voodoo priestess Sangua, by your side you will encounter the most evil of characters, sinister individuals, taciturn sailors – as well as beautiful women and true friendship.
Brains & Brawn
Battles at sea, close combat or scouting missions - Hawk may decide at any time which strategy would be the most advantageous in any given situation. With realistically proportioned vessels and landscapes, and highly detailed graphics, it is possible to decide early whether an open attack could be successful. Otherwise, boarding the dinghy during the night in order to sabotage the opponent's ship might be sensible. Thus, the enemy will be weakened and the number of opponents will be reduced - ideal conditions for a sword fight, man-to-man.
The dinghy is extremely important and has plenty of uses: crossing shallow waters, hasty retreats, spying, carrying out sabotage missions, nocturnal raids, or clearing keg mines.
When an open conflict is inevitable, skillful tactics will enable you to be victorious even against seemingly superior opponents.
Each sail and every mast can be hit separately. The loss of any cannons in the hull area (of which there could be up to one hundred) will be displayed in detail.
Always keep an eye on the opponent's damage, as your prey will be lost when the enemy's ship breaks apart and sinks.
If you want to avoid such a loss, it might be prudent to go alongside and seek close combat in order to win the final battle.
Contributed by Jeanne (75633) on Oct 29, 2007.
Pirates Ahead! Tortuga - Two Treasures Sets Sail for Stores TodayMarch 5, 2007 - Tortuga - Two Treasures, the swashbuckling action-adventure title for PC from CDV Software Entertainment USA and Ascaron Entertainment, shipped to North American retail outlets today. Set in the Caribbean of the early 18th century, Tortuga - Two Treasures is an action adventure title brimming with Caribbean myth, legendary treasures and fearsome pirates. The game will challenge players to prove their mettle in swashbuckling, sword fighting and sailing as they seek revenge on the dreaded Blackbeard. For more information on the game, please visit http://www.tortugagame.com.
Tortuga - Two Treasures will have players setting sail as pirate captains in search of action, adventure and of course, treasure. The game tells the story of the young swashbuckler Thomas ‘Hawk’ Blythe, a pirate in the employ of the sinister Blackbeard. After Hawk is captured and betrayed, a dramatic battle for power, romance, treasure and truth commences beneath the Jolly Roger. Two Treasures features epic land and naval battles, featuring everything from sword fights to cannon-battles.
About CDV Software Entertainment USA
CDV Software Entertainment is dedicated to publishing and distributing top-notch video games worldwide. The publicly traded company, headquartered in Bruchsal, Germany, has its North American offices located in New Jersey and North Carolina, and partners with leading distribution partners across the globe. As publisher of critically acclaimed titles like Divine Divinity, Blitzkrieg, American Conquest, Codename: Panzers, City Life, DarkStar One, War Front: Turning Point, Tortuga - Two Treasures and the upcoming Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle, CDV is a leading publisher of third-party video games.
About Ascaron Entertainment
Ascaron Entertainment GmbH is one of the pioneers in the development of computer games. Ascaron is also one of the leading developers of computer games in Germany and has been prominent in the sales charts for over a decade with titles such as: Patrician, ANSTOSS, Vermeer, Port Royale, Tortuga and SACRED. Ascaron is headquartered in Gütersloh and maintains a development studio in Aachen (Germany) as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). Currently, Ascaron markets its products in more than 30 countries and over 15 languages.
Contributed by Jeanne (75633) on Oct 29, 2007.
Avast Landlubbers! Tortuga – Two Treasures is fast approaching! Arr!
Raise the anchor and trim the sails, Tortuga – Two Treasures is just one day away! And for your piratical pleasure Ascaron have released nine new graphics.
Set in the Caribbean of the early 18th Century, Tortuga – Two Treasures is an action adventure brimming with Caribbean myth, legendary treasures and fearsome pirates. It is the tale of Thomas "Hawk" Blythe and his powerful adversary, Edward Teach, better known as the dreaded Blackbeard. It is as much a pirate tale as ever there was, and this is one to make the blood boil with love and honour, conspiracy and theft, violence and murder.
Is a pirate’s life for you? Find out soon with Tortuga – Two Treasures, released Friday 16th February 2007.
About Ascaron Entertainment Ascaron Entertainment is one of the pioneers in the development of computer games. It is also one of the leading developers of computer games in Germany and has been prominent in the sales charts for more than a decade with titles such as Patrician, ANSTOSS, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.
Ascaron is headquartered in Gütersloh, Germany, and maintains a development studio in Aachen (Germany) and Berlin, as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). The UK office provides a bespoke publishing, sales and marketing function to selected European affiliate label partners. Currently, Ascaron markets its products in more than 30 countries and over 15 languages.
Contributed by Jeanne (75633) on Oct 27, 2007.