Venetica coming to North America in January - Gematsu
Venetica coming to North America in January
posted on 12.01.10 at 12:32 PM EST by (@salromano)

You may have heard about Venetica before. We’ve spoke about it a bit in the past. It’s a German RPG initially announced for PC and Xbox 360 in 2008. It eventually released on the two platforms in late 2009 in Germany, with a PlayStation 3 release following on December 10, 2010 in the UK. Today, a North American release date has finally been announced, with publisher Atari at its back.

Venetica will launch for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in North America on January 11, 2011. It follows the story of a girl named Scarlett, the daughter of Death, in 16th century Venice as she tries to save the world from a powerful necromancer.

The game didn’t do so amongst reviewers during its initial release (Metacritic), but it’s story is apparently very good. We’ll see how it does come January.

Atari bringing action RPG Venetica to North America in January [JoyStiq]

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  • Heh, it’s interesting that this has been posted now, as I have been thinking of picking up the game for a few days now. I played the PC Demo and thought it was really good (though it was all in German unforunately) and am thinking of buying the 360 version very soon. The rather cynical nature of many reviews have led me to not even bother reading them (altough oddly, I write them occasionally), so that doesn’t bother me.

    Just a little note – the PS3 version of the game is actually not yet out in the UK, it will be coming on the 10th of December however. That said, the 360 version came out in Novemeber I beleive which is most probably the version I will pick up.

    From the demo, I got the feeling a nicely styled, appealing RPG with a decent premise and scope. It may not have the catchpenny flashiness to secure a mainstream “success” – but for somebody like me I think it looks like a solid experience indeed.