Saturday - November 23, 2013
Raven's Cry - Release Date Announced
Reality Pump and TopWare Interactive announce in this new press release that the RPG adventure Raven’s Cry will be released on May 7th 2014.
+++ Pirate RPG adventure game available on 7th May 2014+++
Karlsruhe, 22 November 2013 – In a joint announcement withReality Pump, the TopWare Interactive AG has announced that the RPG adventure “Raven’s Cry” will be released on 7th May 2014. The screenshots released today depict a Caribbean that’s far removed from the postcards – giving you an insight into the brutal life of a man who leaves only scorched earth in his wake.
When you look into the depths of a chasm for long enough, that chasm will surely look into your depths ...
Gloomy yet paradise-like images describe a world full of betrayal, greed and brutality. Accompanied by sinister cutscenes, the thirst for revenge leads the main character into an open, free-roaming world. “Raven’s Cry” is the story of Christopher Raven’s personal vendetta – and never forgetting that bloody vendetta, he still has to find ways to supply himself and his crew with all the necessary resources and information. Following the cry of the raven, he oversteps every moral boundary, drawing a bloody trail through the Caribbean.
Tadeusz Zuber, Head of the Development Team: “ The idea for Raven’s Cry gives us the opportunity to create our very own image of the Caribbean and piracy, far removed from all the family idylls. Christopher is tormented by his own demons and external threats – and our goal is to make these realistic enough to be actually ‘felt’ by the player. Christopher is a man trapped in the chains of his own demons – and the only way to break these chains, it seems, is the path of violence and revenge which he has chosen.”
RPG elements with hook
“Raven’s Cry” offers various RPG elements, so there will be a complex game skill system and modifications for all the ships in the game, which can be designed to influence the reputation of the individual sailor with the groups and enemies in the Caribbean. Christopher himself will continue to evolve in the course of the story, unlocking new abilities and weapons. His characteristic hook – as seen in the images – plays a vital role, especially in brutal close combat. Regardless of where Christopher’s path leads him to obtain information or money, he will never become a shimmering hero who coincidentally saves the world. For him there’s only one way out of his suffering and that is death ... either his own life or the lives of his enemies. The people around him are either for or against him.
“ It was important for us to drive Christopher’s sinister story on in a way that would enthrall players – but to give them more role-playing elements at the same time. He will constantly develop his character, his ships and his crew throughout the game and adapt it to his own personal style, which is somewhere between “Bad Ass and Bad Guy”, says Alexandra Constandache, CEO at TopWare.
Sunday - September 29, 2013
Raven's Cry - Preview @ GamingLives
GamingLives has the first preview that I have ever seen online for Reality Pump's Raven's Cry.
Yarr! Avast! And so on. While it would be easy to write a preview of Raven’s Cry in a ridiculous pirate style, it doesn’t seem fair to bring this dark, mature, action-RPG down to that level. Not least because it’s been going through a bit of a rough patch lately; original developers Octane Games have been replaced with Reality Pump, who have set about moving the entire game onto their GRACE engine. What this means is that the build I saw was incredibly early stuff, so while it looks absolutely stunning, there wasn’t a whole lot of gameplay to see.
Wednesday - August 28, 2013
Raven's Cry - Reality Pump is New Developer
According to InsideTwoWorlds Raven's Cry is now being developed by Reality Pump Studios instead of Octane Games.
TopWare Interactive announced at this year's gamescom in Cologne that the gritty Pirate Action Adventure "Raven's Cry" has been handed to Polish developer Reality Pump Studios. Well known for the Earth and Two Worlds series, Reality Pump brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the project, which is set for release at the end of the year.
The game has been delayed since it was first shown to the media last year, and after analysing the game's development, TopWare made the tough decision to reorganize the project. The core storyline and dark setting of the game will remain untouched, but additional features and a new open world will be implemented by the Polish team. In addition, Topware has kept a close eye on message boards and early feedback, and will be including a few interesting tweaks and features requested by pirate fans