They say good things come in threes, and that was true this year at gamescom, as a trio of new adventures were announced in the form of Y: The Case of John Yesterday by Pendulo Studios, The Lost Chronicles of Zerzura by Cranberry Production, and Wychwood Hollow by Shadow Tor Studios.
Y: The Case of John Yesterday
The new game from Pendulo is a much darker offering than fans of Runaway and The Next BIG Thing have come to expect. Aimed at a mature audience this time, Y: The Case of John Yesterday is a rather dark horror/mystery thriller set in New York City, where homeless people are being burned alive while a mysterious scar shaped like the letter 'Y' forms on the hands of seemingly disconnected people. Amnesiac John Yesterday has had his memory wiped, but now finds himself at the center of a worldwide conspiracy, and the fate of all mankind may just depend on this unlikeliest of heroes.
The dark new game from dtp's internal Cranberry Production is set during the Inquisition. In The Lost Chronicles of Zerzura, players assume the role of a young inventor named Feodor, who is building a flying machine with his brother in Barcelona. But his brother is soon snatched away by the Inquisition, and Feodor is left alone to travel through several countries and experience diverse cultures in order to answer the question of what unfathomable mysteries are hidden in Zerzura.
It's not enough to wait out the anticipation of one Matt Clark game. With the announcement of Wychwood Hollow, now supernatural mystery fans have a second game to look forward to, along with the upcoming Bracken Tor. Very little has yet been revealed about the new game, other than that it's linked to a village with a terrible, witch-burning past. For a brief but intense glimpse of the new title, click around the teaser site for a series of atmospheric live-action teasers.
Adventure Gamers got a first-hand look at all three games at gamescom, so stay tuned for follow-up coverage on each in the coming weeks.