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October 23rd, 2008, 21:19
dtp COO Markus Windelen confirmed to Radio Hamburg that Drakensang 2 is indeed in production. ETA is early 2010. The article also mentions that Drakensank has sold through "at least 90.000 units" since August. The Drakensang add-on and the XBox360 version - both open secrets - are not mentioned.
Via World of Drakensang.

100k is the border for a major hit in Germany.
Drakensang's international release is expected early next year through THQ (NA) and Eidos (UK, maybe Europe).

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October 23rd, 2008, 21:19
Still waiting for the english version but based on the critical acclaim it has been getting in Germany this sounds like great news. A release date set in a little over a year sounds like a lot of the technology will be reused. It has worked before so this is not negative in my book.
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October 23rd, 2008, 22:11
Is It Drakensang 2 or Das Schwarze Auge 5 ?

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October 23rd, 2008, 23:30
LOL

The Drakensang 2 also was kind of an "open secret" so far.

I do hope they'll put more non-combat role-playing into it.

Those with motivation problems within the game claim it is mostly due to the rather tunnel-like environment in the rest of the game plus the rather combat-heaviness, so to say.

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October 24th, 2008, 00:54
Originally Posted by HiddenX View Post
Is It Drakensang 2 or Das Schwarze Auge 5 ?
For PC Games it would be DSA 6, because TGC already announced their project "Aventuria" during this year's GC.

Don't know. The problem ist, the term Drakensang seems to be a dead-end to me. The story is self-concluding and regarding the ruleset there is not much room for a sequel with the same hero, especially if an addon for Drakensang will be released.

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October 24th, 2008, 10:11
Yes. That΄s true. But the story told in Drakensang - for its own completed - is a prolog for an upcoming pen ΄n paper campaign. Perhaps the sequel take place in this scenario. In this case "Drakensang" maybe become a sort of brand name.

Drakensang offers great classic rpg gameplay on a high technical accuracy thought, i hope the sequel will come with a little deeper character development, more party interaction und even more emotional storytelling.
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October 24th, 2008, 14:37
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But the story told in Drakensang - for its own completed - is a prolog for an upcoming pen ΄n paper campaign.
Yes, that's right.

This campaign was known among fans as "TNBT" so far - short for "The Next Big Thing". I'm not sure, but it might have changed into "Die Drachen-Chroniken" nowadays.

Anyway, it has something to do with Dragons in Aventuria - a rather seldom used field of adventures in this setting. So far, Dragon were rather in the background than in the foreground - apart from a few exceptions (for example Apep and Rhazzazor).

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