First look: Casanova

We take a brief look at Casanova: The Duel of the Black Rose, Wanadoo's upcoming adventure game based on romance and swordplay in 18th-century Venice.

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UK-based Wanadoo will soon release Casanova: The Duel of the Black Rose, its upcoming adventure game. Players will assume the role of Giacomo Casanova, a young man on a quest in Venice to find his father and avenge the death of his mother. During the course of the game, Casanova will uncover a mysterious war between some of the most powerful political powers in the city. To complete his quest, Casanova will have to engage in fierce swordfights and win the heart of a beautiful woman.

The game will use a 3D engine with detailed prerendered scenery and real-time 3D character movement. Players will encounter 80 different characters and explore 130 locations. The combat system features three styles of swordfighting, each with different offensive and defensive moves.

We've posted a group of screenshots from the game in the gallery above. The screenshots show off some of the characters and detailed Venetian environments, all of which will appear in the game. Casanova is nearing completion at Arxel Tribe and is scheduled for European release next month by Wanadoo. No US publisher or release date has been announced.

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