Farm 51 and Nordic Games are partnering up again for another game called Deadfall Adventures. If the two names together sound familiar, well that’s because they both are collaborating on Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (which is set to launch in April of this year). So what is this Deadfall Adventures? Read on to find out.
Here is how Nordic Games describes Deadfall Adventures from their official website:
1938. James Lee Quatermain is a man of many talents, yet holding on to money isn’t one of them. James is an adventurer by trade, just like his legendary great-grandfather Allan Quatermain. And he knows how to squeeze money out of this famous name of his, while at the same time despising it. Despising those who believe his great-grandfather’s tales of the supernatural and those who make fun of them alike.
Accordingly, Quatermain isn’t all too keen on escorting Jennifer Goodwin, an US agent and former colleague of his, to an Egyptian temple structure in order to retrieve an ancient artifact – The Heart of Atlantis. Neither does he believe in the reputed invigorating qualities of this artifact, nor does he care the least that a division of the Ahnenerbe, the Nazi department specialized in the occult, is after The Heart as well.
But life has its ways of changing one’s perspective. Quatermain soon finds himself part of a hunt across the globe – from the stormy deserts of Egypt to the icy depths of the Arctic, and all the way to the steaming jungles of Guatemala. In long forgotten temple structures the thrill of the chase awakens the true adventurer in Quatermain, as he and agent Goodwin strive to be one step ahead of the Nazis and the Russians, one step closer to obtaining the Heart of Atlantis. And deep in these temples, where age-old guardians awake from their eternal slumber, James soon learns that his great-grandfather’s stories are not as crazy as he had always believed. For all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten…
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Here are some key features as well:
– Classic “Action / Adventure” gameplay from a first-person perspective. Combining the fast paced action of intense gun battles with adventure gameplay that rewards players for exploring, solving puzzles and by “taking the road less traveled”
– Traveler equipment: compass, treasure maps, notebook and flashlight – necessary to solve ancient puzzles, find treasures and even fight with certain type of enemies
– Using environmental traps to eliminate enemies in many spectacular ways
– Exotic, picturesque locations from around the world – Egypt, Arctic and forgotten Mayan ruins
– Compelling story faithful to the the spirit of classic adventure movies
– 1930’s stylization (weapons, fashion, music, vehicles etc.)
Deadfall Adventuresis currently set at a July 30th, 2013 release date for Xbox 360 & PC. It’s nice to see these hidden gems appear out of nowhere every once in a while, especially so close to the end of this generations’ console cycle.