An age of darkness has beset Barbarian, its origin a mystery until now. A man known only as Zaugg is said to have woven magic so vile that the land itself is eroding from its evil corruption. Prophecy foretold of this wicked time, placing the only chance of salvation on the shoulders of one hero of Barbarian.
Heroes of Barbarian come in many forms and from many places. Their motives to stop the madness forged by Zaugg are more than ending his growing power. Who they are, why they quest, and what they will become is destiny. Only one has the power to succeed! These heroes of Barbarian are known as Barbarians. Their kind has waged war since the dawn of time, ravaging the earth as they battle with weapon and magic alike! They stand fearless before the world, wielding great power and magic. With the coming of Zaugg, the call to battle is made. Who is the Barbarian of prophecy?
Voice, sound, and music: Barbarian is packed with the sound of music, flooding every arena with its own unique powerful score. Every character has his own voice, battle cries and weapon effects.
Fight with magic: Barbarian is a place of magic, and the power exists in your hands! Every character has his own special form of magic, stemming from his beliefs and experience.
Mini-Games: Barbarian is more than an action fighting game with evolving heroes, great story, spectacular freeform combat and completely interactive arenas!
Sophisticated learning mode: Step-by-step education on how to play the game - combo attacks, defensive moves, and mighty spells.
Quests: The story drives you forward, but that's only where it begins.
Interactive arenas: The player wages war across 12 enormous totally interactive multi-level arenas!
Easter eggs: Winning quests, finding secret areas, and special actions unlock bonus game modes, extra character costumes, and more!
Character stories: Each character has his or her own story arc to follow!
Freeform combat: Choose from one of 10 fighters and battle head-to-head with as many as eight combatants!
Character advancement: Customise your character in an extensive single-player mode! Earn experience points in unique battles to advance the special abilities and specialised combat attributes of your favourite warrior!