Title: “Kameo™: Elements of Power”
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: Rare Ltd.
Format: DVD for the Xbox® video game system
ESRB Rating: Pending
Availability: Spring 2004
Pricing: $49.99 (U.S.) estimated retail price
Product Overview: “Kameo” is a magical, epic adventure
full of magnificent exploration and intense combat. The future of the
world depends on Kameo, who must capture, grow and unleash a wide assortment
of incredible monsters to combat ever-present evil, and rescue her three
Elemental Ancestors from the Dark Troll King, who threatens the planet
and its wildlife. In true Rare Ltd. fashion, the world is wondrous and
immense to explore, the puzzles and challenges are brilliant, and the
monster-oriented combat and exploration is innovative and unique.
Key Features: • Innovative monster-based combat system. Kameo
has the unique ability to morph in real time into a wide variety of
incredible monsters, each with its own strengths and fighting style.
To fight the hordes of evil, players will strategically employ 18 elemental
monsters from each of the Six Elements of Power: Plant, Water, Rock,
Ice, Wind and Fire. They can choose a plant that boxes for up-close
combat, a rock monster to launch a silo of rocks, or a wind monster
that specializes in ground-to-air attacks. Fast-paced action, epic-style
battles and massive boss encounters will require players to think and
act quickly using their boundless monster repertoire.
• Monsters: essential to exploration. Monsters are not only key
for combat, they are vital tools to expand players’ journey. Each
monster offers unique abilities that enable players to open up and safely
explore new areas. Intelligent use of monsters is critical to solving
puzzles and avoiding obstructions, traps and enemies. For example, players
can travel underground as a plant monster or light up dark areas using
a fire-based monster.
• Building an arsenal of monsters. Kameo’s powers grow through
hunting and capturing a massive collection of monsters, but this is
no easy task. Players join forces with sidekick Meepo and use stealth,
quickness and puzzle-solving to capture these sneaky little creatures.
They grow their monsters and expand their monster arsenal as they increase
their ability to explore the world and defeat enemies and challenges.
• Epic adventure across an immense world. Players of “Kameo:
Elements of Power” explore a vast and magical world filled with
lush environments, thriving wildlife, wondrous creatures, clever puzzles
and big challenges. Gorgeous 3-D environments with sprawling hills,
fertile valleys and daunting lairs cover 20 fantasy-style locations.
Players can enter the dangerous Troll Castle and discover more than
30 areas to explore. As they journey through the expansive land, players
will ultimately take part in three amazing boss encounters.
• Wondrous fantasy world. As the story unfolds in storybook fashion,
players are immersed in a magnificent kingdom of monsters and magic
that is beautifully crafted to satiate the wildest imagination. The
rich story line, spectacular use of monsters, and epic journey will
completely and immediately connect players to a faraway land. Players
can archive their adventure in the Wotnot, a magical archiving book
featuring Ortho the Magician, by collecting monsters, more than 30 incidental
creatures and tons of useful objects.