Hunted releases next week, and to get you ready for your adventure, we’ve got blog posts from Prima game guide author, Michael Searle. In his first post, Michael reveals what you can expect from the guide — from co-op strategies to discovering all the game’s secret paths.
Stay tuned to the blog this week for more on Hunted’s game guide. Here’s Michael…
Hunted is just around the bend, so it’s time for a primer on kicking in kick in some Wargar teeth.
In Hunted, you head out on a rescue mission to save a caravan of human slaves from a terrible fate at the hands of a magically corrupted dragon-hunter and his Wargar minions. Generally, you don’t march into the heart of the enemy’s fortress on a humanitarian mission, yet that’s exactly what you’ll be doing.
Fortunately, you’re not the average mercenary; you play as Caddoc and E’Lara, two of the best monster-slayers money can buy. Caddoc is a hulking human warrior with brains and brawn. He cautiously analyzes tactical situations and effortlessly cuts down foes with a host of enchanted axes, maces, and swords. E’Lara, on the other hand, is an impulsive elven archer. She is eager for gold and quick with her bow.
Llyr River Gate
Caddoc’s melee tendencies stick in the enemy’s craw and his Weapon Magic abilities complement his formidable hack-and-slash moves. Primal Rage beefs up Caddoc’s damage, Dash gives him a potent maneuver against targets a short distance away, and Wind of Wrath levitates surrounding foes and makes them easy targets for E’Lara’s arrows (not that E’Lara needs the help). Her ranged attacks equal Caddoc’s damage output, though she tends to hang back and support her warrior partner with icy Arctic Arrows that freeze foes, fiery Pyre Blasts that explode against multiple enemies, and Arcane Burst shots that punch through armor.
After logging hundreds of Hunted hours, we’ve packed the official guide with strategies on these two distinct play styles. No matter the combat situation—a handful of Wargar or a boss battle against the Archghoul—we deliver play tips to work in perfect tandem for co-op play, whether with a partner or with the computer’s AI.
We show you where every secret passage, puzzle trigger, obelisk, and enchanted weapon rack resides in the game. The guide’s walkthrough section clocks in at more than 150 pages and includes an area-by-area breakdown: from the town and dungeon of Dyfed; through the Wilds of Govad; to the ruined City of Llyr; and into the depths of Kala Moor, home of the Demon Forge.
The Wilds of Govad
Each walkthrough section showcases maps with the optimal path to complete all story objectives. In addition to navigation directions and combat strategies for all encounters, the walkthrough maps and text detail the exact positions for hundreds of collectibles: Crystal Chests, Deathstone Corpses, Dragon Tears, Gold, Prisoners. Make no mistake—Hunted’s epic journey covers a massive amount of ground, and you won’t find all the hidden goodies in the nooks and crannies without the official guide.