Do blondes have more fun? German publisher dtp/ANACONDA sure thinks so, as evidenced by the announcement of their newest adventure, So Blonde.
Don't be fooled by the tint, however, as this is no dumb blonde affair. With a story written by Steve Ince, best known for his involvement in the Broken Sword series, So Blonde promises plenty of puzzling riddles in a game that "has it all: a beautiful (anti-)heroine, jet black humor that goes far beyond trite clichés, gorgeous cartoon graphics and a ton of gameplay surprises."
The publisher's press release includes a detailed description of So Blonde, so who better to fill in the blanks than those who know the game best?
She is young, she is pretty and she comes from rich parents: Sunny Blonde has little to worry about in her life. Especially not today: the 17-year-old American beauty is on a luxurious Atlantic cruise with her parents, celebrating their wedding anniversary. But it's not really a party after Sunny's taste -- she'd rather be getting down with her friends. That's why she uses every chance she gets to get away from her parents and explore the ship. Just when the ship passes by the Bermuda Islands, the inevitable occurs: a heavy thunderstorm rolls in, the cruise ship is overwhelmed by the sea. Sunny passes out and is transported into one of the vessel's lifeboats...
Sunny comes to on a gorgeous sandy beach on an island covered with palm trees. She can barely recall what happened. Still slightly dazed, she does register that there are no other passengers anywhere near -- she seems to be stranded on the island all by herself.
But an involuntary stay on a completely unfamiliar island, with no way of knowing how she will ever leave it, is one thing. More severe for Sunny is that all of a sudden she will have to make do without all her luxurious accessories: her cell phone gets no coverage, her make-up is all messed up, and there doesn't appear to be a shopping mall in walking distance. And her troubles are only getting started: through some freak of time and space, she seems to have been transported several centuries back and landed in the middle of an age ruled by pirates and buccaneers.
Developed by French studio Wizarbox, So Blonde is currently scheduled for release in German-speaking territories this November. No target dates for English versions have yet been announced.