Award winning composer Inon Zur has created the original music soundtrack for Microid's upcoming adventure Syberia II. The soundtrack will feature melodic inflections of Eastern Europe mingled with indigenous Eastern tribal music, and cradled in an orchestral foundation.
Legend Entertainment, a credible industry source has stated, has just been shut down by Atari, its parent corporation. No further details are available at this moment, nor is there an official statement. Legend Entertainment was originally an adventure game developer, known for such titles as The Blackstone Chronicles and Callahan's Crosstime Saloon. Sensing the imminent but gradual wane of the adventure genre, they switched to the 3D engine and the newly unfolding action/adventure genre and churned out acclaimed titles such as Wheel of Time and Unreal II: The Awakening.
The Adventure Company has released five new screenshots from Mysterious Journey II: Chameleon. The game has been available on the American market since November last year, but has now also been released on the European market, where it's titled Schizm II: Chameleon.
VU Games has announced its updated European release schedule for two upcoming adventure titles:
SamAndMax.net has obtained a gorgeous piece of new concept art from the upcoming Sam & Max: Freelance Police. It is not an in-game shot per se, but gives us a good idea at how the office of the heroic duo will appear in the finished product. The brand new art celebrates the site's reopening after being down since the fabled server crash of last summer. Welcome back, guys!
Gaming Nexus has reviewed Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon, giving it a score of 8.0.
The Greek adventure site Adventure Advocate has interviewed Al Lowe, the creator of the Leisure Suit Larry series. The interview deals with the future of adventure games and the history of Leisure Suit Larry.
Netjak.com gave The Black Mirror and overall score of 6.3/10:
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A German-language-only playable demo of Zak McKracken: Between Time and Space -- a fan-made sequel to the LucasArts classic Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders -- is now available. Get it here!.
Microïds has reached a North American distribution deal for Syberia II with XS Games, in conjunction with Jack of All Games (a subsidiary of Take 2). XS Games previously published the Xbox version of Syberia I.
The Adrenaline Vault has posted a batch of new screenshots from TriSynergy's upcoming Midnight Nowhere, due for release next month.
The Laser has interviewed Charles Cecil of Revolution about their latest adventure release, Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon.
ATMachine has posted a scan of the latest PC Gamer (US) on our forum, revealing a one-page preview of the upcoming Sam & Max: Freelance Police. It has a nice shot of Sam & Max in 3D, as well as a screenshot of their office.
Cédric Orvoine, PR manager of Microïds, does a Q&A session with Germany based site Adventure-Treff: