The Five Cores, Red Johnson sequel chronicled in new releases

There's a little something for every kind of adventure gamer today.  Oft-neglected Myst lovers can begin exploring the deserted PC worlds of The Five Cores, while console gamers (exclusively, for now) can experience a punchier mystery puzzler in Red Johnson's Chronicles: One Against All.

The Five Cores

Clearly inspired by Myst, Neebla Games' The Five Cores will take players on a lonely journey of five different islands in real-time, free-roaming 3D.  The former inhabitants of these islands have become trapped in exile on another world, and only by waking the "miracle child" with magical stones can you cause the collapse of their prison world.

The Five Cores is available for download on PC at the developer's website for €6.99 (approximately $9 US).

Red Johnson's Chronicles: One Against All

Lexis Numérique's Red Johnson's Chronicles debuted last year on the PS3, and the titular detective is branching to new platforms in an all new case called One Against All.  This time around, Red's brother has been kidnapped in Metropolis City, and players must "use their brain as well as many tools in-game to analyze crime scenes and question witnesses" in order to save him.

Red Johnson's Chronicles: One Against All is available today on the PlayStation Network for $9.99 and Xbox LIVE Arcade for 800 MS points.  The game is scheduled to be released on PC soon, along with a port of its predecessor.