North American fans can finally start packing, because Tri-Synergy announced today that they will be publishing 80 Days this fall. French and German publishing deals are already in place, but the Texas-based publisher's announcement heralds the first English-language release of Frogwares' upcoming game.
In 80 Days, players will travel with protagonist Oliver Lavisheart all over the world in an attempt to settle a bet for Oliver's eccentric uncle, Matthew. The game is loosely based on Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days, and the itinerary includes stops in such varied locations as Cairo, Bombay, and San Francisco. Although 80 Days takes place in 1899, modern pop culture references contribute to the game's off-beat humor. The journey will unfold in real-time 3D, and players can customize the experience by opting for or against time limits, a point system, and physical challenges.
Tri-Synergy plans to release 80 Days in October. In the meantime, learn more about the game from our in-depth preview.