Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Developer: Bottlerocket Entertainment
Platform: PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system
Players: 1-2 Players
Peripherals: DUALSHOCK®2 analog controller, standard
digital controller, memory card (8MB)(for PlayStation 2), Network Adaptor
(Ethernet/Modem) (for PlayStation 2), USB headset (for PlayStation 2)(Sold
Launch Date: Q1 2005
Target Age: Ages 17+
Rating: “RP” for
Rise of the Kasai, the sequel to the critically acclaimed
The Mark of Kri™, builds upon the original with new storylines, characters,
weapons, and cooperative online gameplay - offering a game three-times larger
than the original. With 10 captivating levels and numerous collaborative
fighting stages, gamers will start the journey by playing through events
that took place 10 years prior to The Mark of Kri and then jump to 10 years
later when a series of new spells have taken hold. Players can either assume
the role of Rau, a heroic warrior unmatched in skill and strength, Tati,
his younger, agile sister with a darker, more threatening side, or other
characters, each with their own weapons, deadly combos, and unique animations.
As the last of the “Rakus,” together they must scout, strategize,
stealth and fight through richly detailed 3D environments, where they will
discover the truth about the family’s dark secret, and the origins
of the Kasai.
Rise of the Kasai presents a new and innovative approach to
fighting adventure games. With the critically-acclaimed combat system,
gamers can attack in stealth mode or use the best weapon available
for the situation. Up to nine opponents in the player’s range can be attacked by using
the right analog stick to select and assign specific or multiple buttons
for lethal combos. Combined with artistically sketched movies, and a colorful
cast of characters, the engaging storyline of Rise of the Kasai will immerse
gamers into a world of dark magic, discovery and conflict.
Rise of the Kasai
begins with Kuzo, a large black bird who is Rau’s trusted spirit guide,
being informed that Rau has been killed. As the story progresses, the characters
replay significant events in Rau’s destiny. Taking place both 10 years
before the original game’s storyline and 10 years after, Rau joins
his younger sister, Tati and the other cast of characters as they battle
the Kasai through 10 dynamic levels in search of the events that led
up to his death.
• The main hero, Rau, and his trusted spirit guide,
Kuzo, return for the sequel along with new, stylized characters, including
Tati- Rau’s sister, each with their own weapons, abilities and
• With all new dynamic environments, playable characters,
online cooperative gameplay, weapons, storyline and more, Rise of the
Kasai offers three times the gameplay of the original.
on the proprietary combat action that is innovative, intuitive and
extremely responsive, two players will be able to team up online and
defeat enemies together or play with a human or artificial intelligence
(AI) controlled character for a one-of-a-kind gameplay experience.
critically acclaimed combat system operates by sweeping the right analog
stick in the direction of the enemies, enabling up to nine targets
to be “locked” onto and attacked. Pressing the corresponding
buttons engages an enemy (or group) attack, while combos can be used
to kill swiftly and mercilessly.
• While Rau is able to use Kuzo
to scout unknown territory, distract enemies and retrieve items, Tati
can “spirit walk” and see through the eyes of the dead.
Tati also has the ability to blend seamlessly into the environment
and wait undetected, furthering the strategic element of the gameplay.
enemies in a balanced mix between two different states of fighting – armed
or unarmed (stealth). Rau has four weapons in his arsenal: battle axe,
Taiaha (spear), broadsword and bow and arrow. Tati’s arsenal
includes daggers, a deadly staff with retracting blades, an axe, a
proximity-based weapon and the ability to become invisible in stealth
• Vibrant, intricately detailed areas with their own uniquely
distinct style that build on The Mark of Kri’s award winning
• Engaging storyline that takes place 10 years
after The Mark of Kri immerses the player into a world of dark magic,
discovery and conflict. Learn key story information through the Oracle,
Kuzo, artistically sketched in-game movies and animated in-game movies.
game design requires the players to strategize as they progress from
one “combative puzzle” to the next. By scouting ahead and
evaluating the scenario they can then plan their best line of attack
and which weapon is best suited for each situation.