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The Dark Eye: Demonicon

PUB: KALYPSO ETA: LATE 2013 PLATFORMS: PC, XBOX 360

NEW SHOTS OF NOUMENA’S DARK RPG

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fter its big unveiling in issue 65 of PCGZine last year, not much has been seen of the darker than dark RPG, Demonicon. Behind the scenes, developer Noumena Studios has been making changes, with protagonist Cairon swapping his short cropped hair for a higher grade and, surprisingly, Creative Director Eric Jannot is no longer working on the project. We have no idea of the story behind this change of personnel, but despite being several months on from the last time we saw Demonicon in action, its Alpha form seemed fairly encouraging. The initial tutorial quest of a cannibal stealing villagers to dial up his magical power was still there, as was Cairon’s uncomfortable infatuation with his fiery

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redheaded sister, sending the character down a dark, dangerous path. A lot of Demonicon’s appeal is distilled into its dark fantasy setting, with the character’s downfall

“Sacrificing multiple human babies conjures a fleshy demon giant into the world” running parallel with a town which has yet to fall to evil pillaging forces in a grand, continent-wide war. If you aren’t familiar with The Dark Eye universe it seems to share a lot in common with Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings, only darker and more German…

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