It's nice to see a new RPG emerge amidst the Call of Duty ruckus.
Today, Mastertronic has announced it has obtained the rights to distribute Deck 13's fantasy role-playing game, Venetica . It'll release tomorrow, November 12, for the Xbox 360 and PC, "with the PlayStation 3 version following a few weeks later." Set in 16th-century Venice, players will take the role of Scarlett, who sets off on a classic vengeance quest; a secret alliance of powerful necromancers killed her companion, and she wants to find out why. Along the way, Scarlett learns she is the daughter of death incarnate and just so happens to have access to crazy power. Therefore, the alliance called down the wrong kind of thunder, as Scarlett is the only one who can stop them from destroying the entire living world. Equip awesome weapons, bring allies together, and master the dark powers of death to succeed. The only downside is that based on the press release , this may be a European-only release. We'll have to wait and see on that score.
But if it is exclusive to Europe, good for the Euro gamers. They're too often cut out of the gaming loop, anyway.
Related Game(s): Venetica