Q: What is Hazen?
A: Hazen is split on four different Episodes. Every one of them will be a standalone game, so you don't need to have Episode 1 for instance to play the second one. However collecting all the parts will lead you to new challenges and secret places with quality rewards and interesting quest to solve. You will also have the opportunity to unlock some special events and go through the entire world.
Q: What «Episodically Hack'Slash» means?
A: Hazen is split on four different Episodes. Every single one of them will be a standalone game, so you don't need to have Episode 1 for instance to play the second one. However collecting all the parts will lead you to new challenges and secret places with great rewards and interesting quest to solve. You will also have the opportunity to unlock some special events and go through the entire world.
Q: What about character development?
A: Our main idea is to avoid separation of different classes in the game (mage, warrior and so on). The player will have a lot of different skills/spells (including melee, range, spells, traps and more), so he will decide how his character will evolve trough the game: to be pure brutal warrior, or great hunter, or deadly wizard, or some kind of mix between them. This will allow to the player to have really a lot of different combinations for character development.
Q: What about the equipment?
A: You will be able to use various type of equipment like rings, boots, shoulders, melee and ranged weapons, shields, bracers, etc. The item drop system provides deep item customization.
Q: Something about skills/spells?
A: Well Hazen will offer a lavish and balanced skill-based concept. And when we say Skill, we mean exactly this. You will have active block/dodge and a lot of other moves (like sprint for example) that would highly improve the real fight feeling (not so typical in most Hack'Slash games where you only need to slay more and more monsters). Furthermore, the player will have a lot of different skills and spells in his arsenal, that will allow him to make different combinations of builds (pure melee oriented – Ranged – magic or some kind of mix between them).
Q: Well when the first episode will be available?
A: Hazen (Episode 1 – The Dark Whispers) will be available Q1 2009, you can find more info about Hazen on the game web site.