You'll need to be fast with your hands and nimble on your feet to master Kaan: Barbarian's Blade, a hugely appealing 3D adventure for PlayStation 2 to be released by Mindscape in September 2003. With engaging cartoon style graphics and a wide assortment of weapons to master and monsters to vanquish, Kaan is set to hold the player's interest throughout its 17 hacking and slashing levels.
The hero of the game, the young Barbarian Kaan, takes on a mission to recover the stolen Orb Of Hope. This mission takes him from the towns of Asaquan to the Syrkonian lands, and involves him in encounters with skeletons, sorcerers, bear-men and huge monsters, among many others.
Kaan has a number of weapons at his own disposal to help fend off the fiendish hordes. He must learn to master the long sword, hammer and jet axe, each of which can be used in many different combinations to defeat his enemies. However, it is Kaan's agility that will often help him the most ? he can leap, dodge and charge his foes.
For an added challenge, players can fight in Arena mode, against dozens of enemies and with an additional bonus quest thrown in.
"While the action in Kaan is fast and furious and will give players a constant challenge, we believe that it's the look and feel and the quality of the animation that will ensure players come back to Kaan again and again," says Stefan McGarry, Games PR and Product Manager, from Mindscape. "You can pick up and play the game in an instant ? but it will take a lot longer than that to master all its moves and intricacies."
Kaan: Barbarian's Blade will be published by Mindscape for PS2 in September 2003, and, priced at just £19.99, is destined for mass appeal.