GameSpot reports that Vivendi Universal Games will be publishing Syberia II in the US. A full 2004 VU Games lineup was briefly leaked on their website. Syberia I was published in the US by The Adventure Company.
The latest reviews of Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon are up at All Hyped Up and Gaming Illustrated.
Veteran game designer and Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe has posted an update on his website concerning the continueing saga of his possible involvement in Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude. The eighth (technically seventh) Leisure Suit Larry game is currently in development at High Voltage without Al Lowe, but a massive fan outcry resulted in Vivendi contacting Lowe for neagotiations. However, Vivendi turned silent for a few months, only to get back in touch with Al Lowe this week. Here's what he has to say:
New adventure reviews has hit the net:
GameSpot has posted a new designer diary by Tom Smith, the Design Director of Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude. The adventure sequel is due to be released late this year.
GameZone has interviewed Tim Larkin, the sound designer on Uru: Ages Beyond Myst.
All Hyped Up has reviewed Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon, giving it a score of 3/5. A clip:
Pendulo Studios is currently holding a contest in which you get the chance to become one of the characters in the upcoming Runaway 2!
Gamer's Hell has reviewed Mysterious Journey 2 (Schizm 2 in Europe), giving it a score of 7.5.
Computer and Video Games has done a brief interview with Michael Stemmle of LucasArts about the zany adventure game sequel Sam & Max: Freelance Police.
GameSpot has reviewed Journey to the Center of the Earth, giving it a score of 6.1, and calls it "marred by bugs, design problems, low production values, and general sloppiness that usually overshadow its genuine charms".
The playable demo for developer Revistronic's The Westerner is now available to download. Originally released in Spain and soon to be launched in most European countries sometime next month (no news yet on a North American distributor), The Westerner is a real-time 3D point-&-click adventure set in the Wild Wild West, with graphics approaching the quality of such CG movies as Toy Story. Read our AG preview for more on this game.
Tri-Synergy has just informed us that the release date of the long-awaited adventure Midnight Nowhere has been pushed back to February, in order to allow some time to generate more publicity. An updated demo will be released within the next few days, and we will let you know when that happens. Stay tuned for the latest, including Tom King's upcoming review!
Mindscape today announced that they will distribute Schizm II: Chameleon, (known as Mysterious Journey II: Chameleon in the US), to European stores this February.
Cinemax, an independent Czech development house, has just released the playable demo of In The Raven Shadow, their adventure game done in the classic 2D point-&-click style. The game's story follows a young monk looking for the meaning of life while at the same time trying to clear his name of a spite of which he was wrongly accused. The demo lets the play experience the first few moments of the game and story, after which the entire game can be unlocked upon purchase of a registration code through the game's official site.