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Daedalic sets sights on Harvey’s New Eyes

What's an Edna & Harvey game without Edna? We'll find out soon enough, as Daedalic Entertainment has recently unveiled the first details about its upcoming "spin-off" adventure Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes.

Although word of a pseudo-sequel to Edna & Harvey: The Breakout has been circulating in Daedalic's native Germany for some time, today's announcement marks the first English-language details for the upcoming adventure, including the first batch of screenshots in the series' distinctive hand-drawn cartoon style.

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Despite her name being in the title, the child in the images is not Edna, but the (human) star of the new game, Lilli. Living in a convent school, Lilli appears to be "the best-behaved little girl in the world" who tranquilly fulfills all her duties without complaint, even when they're unfair, and "any angry thoughts, any childlike disobedience is buried deep beneath a seemingly impenetrable surface of sweetness." But it's a serenity that can't possibly be real, giving rise to the obvious questions: "How long will these feelings stay hidden? And where do the friendly little gnomes come from that paint over everything unpleasant in Lilli’s vicinity with a pleasant pink color? Are they real or just a product of her subconscious?"

There are no firm release details for an English-language version of the game, but Daedalic is currently targeting a third-quarter release of Harvey's New Eyes in German-speaking territories. In the meantime, keep an eye on the recently updated Edna & Harvey website for further details.

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“I hope they update the engine a bit so we can run it wide screen without it being stretched.”

edna was written in java. i think i read somewhere, that they use visionaire this time, and judging by the screenshots, it’s made in widescreen-format anyway - just compare it with the edna screens:
http://www.harveysneueaugen.de/screenshots.php
http://edna.daedalic.de/screenshots.php

May 5, 2011

Hmm.. Although I am more than heavily interested in another Daedalic offering in Edna’s style, I must say the game does look very similar and the title emanates a certain Chucky vibe that would be totally inappropriate for the story’s continuation, in my opinion. Especially if it takes place after the events of The Breakout (I have the “good” ending in mind)..

The way I see it, Edna’s story was absolutely self-contained, but a spin-off could be fun, provided that the same guys who developed The Breakout are involved. This goes straight to the top of my personal Hypometer either way, along with the new Amanita projects.

May 5, 2011

Cool.

I hope they update the engine a bit so we can run it wide screen without it being stretched. I don’t mind the lower res just as long as I can get the black bars on the side.

May 5, 2011

I read at the German site adventuretreff that Edna is Lilli’s room mate, so I’m pretty sure we will meet her again. Smile

May 5, 2011

interesting, wonder if Edna will make a cameo though

May 4, 2011

Yay! But then, I really liked Edna. And judging (strictly superficially) by the screenshots, it looks more of the same.
On the other hand it does cool, especially if we’re going to play as a child character throughout the entire game (unlike the very few, short flashback sequences in the original game). Also the title sounds intriguing and sinister. But I’m still gonna miss Edna there.

May 4, 2011
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