Justin Lee On March 3, 2006 at 7:59 am

Developer Cyanide sends word that the website for their action-rpg title Loki has gone live.  Check out the new screenshots and more details about the game.

As the "Loki" website goes live, we are pleased to offer 6 as yet unpublished "Loki" screen shots. "Loki" is a hack ‘n’ slash (action/RPG) developed by the French game studio, Cyanide and it is, by far, the studio’s most ambitious project to date. However, it is not their first incursion into a fantasy world as their subtle blend of humour and haemoglobin in "Chaos League" met with popular success.

A fantasy voyage through the great mythologies, Loki allows the player to take on the role of one of the 4 heroes of the game, each drawn from a different mythology : a mighty Norse fighter, a fierce Greek warrior, a powerful Egyptian magician or an Aztec shaman who masters the secrets of the spirit world.

Whatever hero the player adopts, he must come to the aid of the gods he worships. He will come to realise that behind the chaos that is threatening his world lies Seth, the Egyptian god of darkness and evil, who has returned from the kingdom of the dead. The hero must therefore undertake an epic journey across the various epochs and myths. He will fight a multitude of monsters of all shapes and sizes, and even overthrow a few gods, on his way to preventing Seth establish his wicked reign.

Strong points

    * An epic adventure across 4 great mythologies – Aztec, Egyptian, Greek and Norse – allowing the player to live through many of the key episodes that mark these cultures (the siege of Troy, Ragnarok, ……) and setting him in the path of the most prominent figures within each episode (Achilles, Thor, Akhenaton…..)
    * Choose from 4 different heroes with radically different attributes and powers. Each hero has a vast array of spells and skills to help him through his quest.
    * More than 100 monsters of all shapes and sizes
    * Dare to take on mythological creatures that struck fear into the hearts of our ancestors (Fenrir the giant wolf, the Minotaur in his labyrinth, …….)
    * Innumerable story lines through random generation of decors and items, so that nobody lives the same experience and allowing the game to be played many times without the hero ever having the same set of weapons, armour or spells.
    * Weapons, being made of two parts (loosely "handle" + "cutting edge") and from different materials, can be customised at the village forge to change characteristics. Magic runes, found along the way, can multiply the a weapon’s power.
    * Live through the adventure with friends in cooperative multiplayer mode or fight in single combat against friend or foe in PVP mode on a battleground.

Can you survive for the final showdown ?

Loki will be released for Windows PC in September 2007

Visit the official website : http://www.loki-game.com

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