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Return to Mysterious Island

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: The Adventure Company
Developer: Kheops Studio
Release Date: Nov. 2, 2004 (US), Nov. 19, 2004 (EU)

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'Return to Mysterious Island' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 18, 2004 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT

Return to Mysterious Island, a puzzle/adventure game is based on the novel by Jules Verne, follows Mina, a strong young woman alone on a round-the-world sailing expedition. Caught in a tremendous storm, she is stranded on the shores of a wild and uninhabited island. As she explores her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island.

Return to Mysterious Island, a puzzle/adventure game is based on the novel by Jules Verne, follows Mina, a strong young woman alone on a round-the-world sailing expedition. Caught in a tremendous storm, she becomes stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. As she explores her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island.

Creating a new life, Mina builds a home from the remains of Granite Rock and uses her survival skills against the wilds of the jungle. She soon becomes aware of a figure in the shadows who, seemingly aware of her troubles, offers her assistance. She eventually identifies this figure as the unsettled ghost of Captain Nemo, whose body is located in the Nautilus deep below the island shore. Piecing together the hints and clues he provides, Mina must travel to the Nautilus, retrieve his body and give him a proper burial in order to free his tortured soul.

Players will solve a variety of clever puzzles and use the various technologies found on the Nautilus to help on their return to civilization. The game offers beautiful, pre-rendered graphics and a fully intuitive, point-and-click interface.

Return to Mysterious Island has an expected ESRB rating of ā€˜Eā€™ for Everyone and will ship in winter 2004. The game is developed by Kheops Studio.


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