Majesco Ships Drake
Gamers will be transported from their couches into the middle of an
interactive comic book as Majesco, one of the fastest growing
publishers of interactive entertainment software, announces the
shipping of Drake of the 99
Dragons for the Xbox® video game system from
Microsoft. Available in time for video games' most anticipated
holiday season to date, Drake of
the 99 Dragons will carry a suggested retail price of
of the 99 Dragons is the type of game whose appeal
reaches a broad range of consumers," said Ken Gold, Vice President
of Marketing for Majesco. "The visually arresting comic book-style
and fast-paced, pick-up-and-play action will captivate players as
they are consumed by the deadly world of the 99 Dragons Clan."
the game, players assume the role of its lead character, Drake, a
member of the 99 Dragons Clan, who has vowed to avenge the murder of
his clan and recover a stolen ancient artifact. This powerful
artifact has the ability to trap the souls of the living and
resurrect those of the dead, holding the potential of becoming the
ultimate weapon of evil. Brought back from the dead to rectify
these wrongs, Drake carries out his mission with a heavy inventory
of supernatural weapons and firearms.
Developed by Stockholm-based Idol FX,
Drake of the 99 Dragons
features a specially created style of graphics known as "rimlight"
texturing. Visually resembling a blend of cel-shading and
environmental mapping, it creates
Drake's unusual "neon
gothic" comic book-like appearance. In addition to the video game,
an original comic book series of the same name will also be
available at comic book retailers everywhere.