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dtp announces GC lineup: Sabotage, adventure games and more

German publisher dtp entertainment AG announces their lineup for the upcoming Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany: tentpoles for the expo are the stealth-action title Sabotage as well as the upcoming adventure game releases. Some of the main titles are the much awaited Runaway 2, the WW2 adventure game Undercover: Operation Wintersun, as well as Overclocked, the new title by House of Tales. GC visitors can see these and more games at the dtp/ANACONDA theater in hall 5, booth G02. dtp will retain the “open cinema” formula for the consumer area that proved successful last year: “Our ANACONDA theater was a great success in 2005. It‘s the ideal platform to present our lineup and truly a must-see, not only for the adventure gaming community. This year, we have a lot of surprises in store,” explains marketing director Carsten Fichtelmann the concept for this year’s GC.

Undercover: Operation Wintersun – Wallpapers for adventure fans

The adventurers from ANACONDA today released two atmospheric desktop wallpapers for the much awaited
Undercover: Operation Wintersun.

Old and aspiring adventure gaming fans can now decorate their desktops with the game’s unlikely hero, Dr. John Russell and his beautiful and mysterious associate. The perfect way to prepare for the gloomy WW2 adventure game’s release.

Undercover takes players into the middle of the Second World War. Secretive research by the Nazis into a mysterious weapons project is at the center of its plot. Cleverly, the player is introduced to a horrific what-if
scenario: the whole of humanity is at risk if the Nazi scientists are successful!

It’s 1943 and players take on the role of British physicist Dr. John Russell, who is recruited by MI6 and sent deep into enemy territory. In Berlin, he goes undercover to try and foil the terrifying German plans.

Even though the story of Undercover: Operation Wintersun is fictitious, it is grounded in historic facts, framed both by authentic details and actual events, as well as myths and speculation about the Third Reich. Intricately designed backgrounds, detailed 3D animation and many cinematic cutscenes create a frighteningly real atmosphere.

ANACONDA will release the adventure game Undercover: Operation Wintersun by the end of September. It is being developed by the Austrian team of Sproing.

Musical preview: Belief & Betrayal main theme

To get you in the mood for the upcoming adventure hit Belief & Betrayal, the adventure game gurus from ANACONDA today released a musical preview of the stunning game. On offer is a snippet from the main theme to the beautiful thriller that revolves around a sinister church conspiracy.
Stylistically in tune with the game, the designers have implemented passages from Franciscan monk Thomas of Celano’s (~ 1190-1260) requiem:

Confutatis

Confutatis maledictis,

flammis acribus addictis,

voca me cum benedictis.

Oro supplex et acclinis,

cor contritum quasi cinis,

gere curam mei finis.

This mix of clerical chorals and mystical ambient music is a perfect fit for the game’s intriguing story: Belief & Betrayal is set in the present, but its story reaches back all the way to the beginnings of Christianity.
Secret orders, forbidden scriptures and ancient secrets – Belief & Betrayal tackles themes that are popular both in adventure games as well as current popular fiction.

In Belief & Betrayal, players take over the role of Jonathan Danter, as he is drawn into a church conspiracy that reaches back through the centuries all the way to the day Judas received 30 pieces of silver for betraying Jesus. His quest takes him from New York to London, Oxford, Venice and naturally, Rome.

Belief & Betrayal is being developed by Artematica and will be released worldwide by ANACONDA in the 4th quarter 2006.
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Undercover: Operation Wintersun – Meet Dr. John Russell

The adventure experts from ANACONDA are giving a new detailed look at the protagonist of the upcoming hit adventure game Undercover: operation Wintersun. In the role of Dr. John Russell, players will take on a most dangerous and critical mission: recruited by the British intelligence service MI6, he is sent deep into the heart of the Third Reich at the height of the Second World War to track down information on a secret German program to develop a weapon of mass destruction.
Dr. Russell is a renowned researcher in the field of physics and a brilliant mind. When MI6 manages to obtain explosive Nazi documents, he is called in to give his expertise. The documents point towards the development of a new, devastating weapons system by German scientists, but they are not conclusive. Further intelligence is critical and can only be retrieved in Nazi Germany itself. MI6 is dependent on Russell’s expert knowledge – he has to be sent into the Third Reich. An immense risk for the agency, seeing as Russell is not a trained agent and far from an action hero.

Yet, MI6 has no choice but to take that risk: too horrible the thought that the Nazis succeed in constructing such a horrific weapon and nothing had been done to stop them.

And so Russell soon finds himself on the way to Berlin. He receives some help from an agent that accompanies him into enemy territory, but this professional can’t follow him on all his excursions into the heavily guarded institutions of the Nazi war machine. The closer Dr. Russell gets to the horrible truth, the more he realizes that the fate of the world rests in his hands alone! A dangerous game is afoot, for an undercover spy can never let down his guard for even a minute…

Even though the story of Undercover: Operation Wintersun is fictitious, it is grounded in historic facts, framed both by authentic details and actual events, as well as myths and speculation about the Third Reich. Intricately designed backgrounds, detailed 3D animation and many cinematic cutscenes create a frighteningly real atmosphere.

ANACONDA will release the adventure game Undercover: Operation Wintersun by the end of September. It is being developed by the Austrian team of Sproing.

Belief & Betrayal: story secrets revealed

A history steeped in secrecy and countless conspiracy theories surround the Catholic Church. The plot of Belief & Betrayal has almost been as secret – until today, as the adventure experts from ANACONDA reveal a detailed story overview for the stunning adventure game. When Jonathan Danter picks up the phone on a gray November day, he has no idea what dangerous adventures await him. The caller is a detective at Scotland Yard and notifies him that his uncle Frank has been found dead – stabbed in the back – by the London police. Jonathan always believed that his uncle had died 10 years ago… Instead of interviewing a catholic archbishop in Florida, as planned, Frank is on the next plane to London. There he is confronted with things that call his world view into question: was his uncle actually a secret operative for the Vatican? What role does the beautiful Kathrin McKendal play with whom he is forced to make a quick getaway shortly after? They stumble upon an unscrupulous secret society and a gory series of murders – is a legendary relic the answer to all questions raised in their dangerous investigation? In Belief & Betrayal, players take over the role of Jonathan Danter, as he is drawn into a church conspiracy that reaches back through the centuries all the way to the day Judas received 30 pieces of silver for betraying Jesus. His quest takes him from New York to London, Oxford, Venice and naturally, Rome. Belief & Betrayal, developed by Artematica, combines the thriller motives of church conspiracies and biblical secrets to form a beautiful, classic 3rd person point & click adventure game with innovative gameplay elements. It will be released worldwide by ANACONDA in the 4th quarter 2006.

Undercover: Operation Wintersun – Message from MI6

1943: Europe is beset by the troubles of World War 2. The British intelligence agency MI6 has managed to obtain documents that could be critical to the outcome of the whole conflict. A top secret memo, dated January 5, 1943 reads; “The documents appear to point toward the development of a new kind of weapons system by the Germans.” MI6 has recruited expert physicist Dr. John Russell to verify the details described in the documents. But he was only able to confirm the authenticity of the documents, which leave open important questions about the grade of completion and combat readiness of this new weapon. As part of Operation Winterun, Dr. Russell will be secretly taken to Berlin to uncover more information. “Agent Russell is authorised to set further mission objectives or establish radio contact if necessary,” reads the MI6 report. Players will take on this important task as Dr. John Russell in Undercover: Operation Wintersun. The fate of the whole of Europe, if not the world, lies in his hands. Undercover: Operation Wintersun deals with a horrific what-if scenario, creating a frighteningly real atmosphere. Set against an authentic backdrop, the intricately designed backgrounds, detailed 3D animation and many cinematic cutscenes all do their part. ANACONDA will release the adventure game Undercover – Operation Wintersun by the end of September. It is being developed by the Austrian team of Sproing Interactive Media.
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ANACONDA 2.0 now online: new ANACONDA website highlights star-studded lineup

Today marks the relaunch of the ANACONDA website (www.anaconda-games.com): with a fresh, new look and a clean interface, the official website for all ANACONDA games welcomes visitors from around the world in English and German, as always. Here gamers are always kept up-to-date about the unique dtp/ANACONDA lineup in the RPG and adventure genres. A wealth of information and plenty of links for all present and upcoming titles will answer any questions visitors may have. The ANACONDA website is also the home of an ever growing community: day and night, the ANACONDA forums are the place to talk about games, news, special events and just about everything else. In addition, they frequently host fun, exclusive competitions and special events, such as the ANACONDA Adventure Day.

Belief & Betrayal: 2 beautiful new screenshots from the upcoming adventure

Today, adventure game specialist ANACONDA has released two new screenshots from the beautiful upcoming adventure game Belief & Betrayal. They give a great impression of the visual splendor that awaits gamers on release of Belief & Betrayal.

The upcoming hit adventure game is set in the present, but its story is rooted deep in the past, all the way back to the beginnings of Christianity. Secret societies, forbidden scrolls, ancient secrets – Belief & Betrayal touches on motives popular both among adventure gamers, as well as popular fiction.

In Belief & Betrayal, players take on the role of journalist Jonathan Danter. After the suspicious death of his uncle, he is drawn into a dangerous church conspiracy that reaches back throughout the centuries to the day Judas received 30 pieces of silver for betraying Jesus. This plot takes the player from New York to London, Oxford, Venice and Rome.

The stunning point & click adventure game is being developed by Italian Artematica Entertainment and will be published worldwide by dtp. Belief & Betrayal is set for release 4th quarter, 2006.

ANACONDA presents trailer for Belief & Betrayal

ANACONDA and the Italian developer team Artematica present a new trailer for the upcoming adventure gaming treat Belief & Betrayal. The teaser movie illustrates the thematic elements of the hit adventure very well: players assume the role of journalist Jonathan Danter, whose investigation into the murder of his uncle sets him on the dangerous trail of a church conspiracy that leads back to the day Judas received a reward for his betrayal of Jesus. The player’s journey will lead him from New York to London, Oxford and Venice all the way to Rome.
The classic point & click adventure is being developed by the Italian Artematica team and will be published worldwide by dtp/ANACONDA. It is set for release in the 4th quarter of 2006.

[email protected] 2006: ANACONDA grants further look at Belief & Betrayal

ANACONDA is reporting directly from the show floor of Los Angeles- Electronic Entertainment Expo 2006, the world?s biggest computer and video game trade expo: new details of the beautiful, upcoming adventure game Belief & Betrayal are on show on the last day of E3. An early version features the first locations and gives an insight into the puzzle design of the game. Belief & Betrayal, developed by Artematica, combines the thriller motives of church conspiracies and biblical secrets to form a beautiful, classic 3rd person point & click adventure game with innovative gameplay elements. Ancient cathedrals with secret catacombs, gloomy libraries that stock books that should have been destroyed in the inquisition, mysterious monasteries in deep and dark woods – these are the elements used to construct this first-class adventure game. It will be released worldwide in the 4th quarter of 2006.