Drkan official page: http://www.psygnosis.com/drakan/
Expected Release: Summer 1999
Update: Aug 13, 1999
While we’re all eagerly waiting for the August 20 Street Date for the highly anticipated “Drakan Order of the Flame”, Psygnosis is inviting everyone to participate in a new contest, “The Drakan Search and Win!”. It’s easy. All you have to do is to collect seven previously unseen Drakan images.
The seven images will be spread across 14 various online gaming media, retailer and technology partner web-sites. The first 100 people to download and email Psygnosis the title captions on the new images will receive a collection of cool products. Five randomly-selected winners will win limited edition, autographed lithographs by Hugh Jamieson, the concept artist for DRAKAN. The grand prize winner will receive a DRAKAN game autographed by the development team at Surreal Software and an autographed Hugh Jamieson lithograph.
For more information on how to enter, “DRAKAN Search and Win” and to obtain the list of the 14 websites, go to www.drakan-game.com/search
Here is one of the seven new images – Drakan Search and Win Image #4. Go get the rest!!!
Drakan is one of this year's most anticipated games, a 3D third person action game from Surreal and Psygnosis. You play the role of Rynn, a young warrior heroine seeking the return of her kidnapped brother. To rescue him though, you must join forces with a dragon named Arokh. Through this fascinating partnership between dragon and human, you journey through levels fraught with traps, big monsters, and HUGE monsters as you search out your brother. The partnership between dragon and human is also how Drakan sets itself apart from other 3D action games. Half the game is played on foot where Rynn must use hand to hand weapons, as well as bows and arrows to defeat enemies. The other part of the game involves Rynn flying about on Arokh's back, using the dragon for air to air and air to ground combat.
Rynn, Delon, and Arokh
Oops, that's not G-rated! (succubus)
Dana Oertell and Rick Naylor of Psygnosis were kind enough to offer a personal demonstration of the latest Drakan build at the Psygnosis offices near San Francisco, CA. Just a short drive away from the Firingsquad offices at Berkeley, we were more than happy to take them up on it. While there, Rick demonstrated the Drakan multiplayer games and also a couple of single player levels. There are three types of multiplayer, one called Dragon match (which is playable in the available demo), a hand to hand deathmatch mode played on land without dragons, and a special mode which includes only one dragon and several players.
Run...I mean, fly, Arokh, fly!