Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal, a third-person 3D action adventure, has been announced for a European release on the PC early next year.


"We are thrilled to add Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal to our PC portfolio," said Tim Walsh Senior Vice President, International Publishing. "Funatics has a strong heritage in quality PC games development and creativity, talents which are clearly apparent in this innovative title."

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Action follows the adventures of a teenage heroine approaching adulthood. Whilst going about her day-to-day life, she comes across a package containing a rune stone, and ends up on a fantastical journey to Zanzarah - a magical fairy wonderland.

Zanzarah will combine fantasy adventures, with virtual pet style fighting games. Gamers will be required to search for faries, befriend them, and train them to battle, with the aim of unlocking barriers between the real and mythical worlds.

Zanzarah: The Hidden Portal will be published by THQ across Europe in spring of 2002, and we'll bring further details of the game when they are available.