Venetica is an upcoming RPG by Deck 13 and DTP Entertainment. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of either of them before, but apparently Deck 13 is a big deal in Germany. In the game you play as death’s daughter, which maybe could be cool but also could end up incredibly lame. The graphics don’t look particularly amazing for a 360 game, either. Honestly, I don’t even know why this is a news story on every game website, I just don’t see why I should care, yet. These two companies haven’t done anything amazing in the past, why is Venetica automatically going to be amazing? The whole press release is below…
Deck 13, one of Germany’s most successful game developers, has teamed up with dtp entertainment to present Venetica, a visually stunning role-play game with a cryptic storyline. Venetica mixes emotions and action in a unique free roaming and living sixteenth century world full of surprise.
In the era of Venetica, Death walks among the living as a flesh & blood being, carrying out the deeds of an ancient council known by a few as Corpus. Each generation of the Corpus is set with the task of selecting the next predecessor of the bringer of death. Unfortunately, the most recent council had unwittingly selected a crafty necromancer who is determined on bringing death and destruction to the world.
This conniving imposter has managed to transform into an undead fiend, which no mortal man can kill. This power-crazed necromancer is hell-bent on destroying the reinstated Death and the council of Corpus. Only one person stands in his way, Scarlett, the daughter of Death.
Up to now she has known nothing of her origins, her powers and the capabilities that she possesses – now she is challenged to learn how to develop and use her powers to save her father and curse the necromancer and his henchmen to the eternal hereafter. dtp entertainment is going to release Venetica in 2009 for PC and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.