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Indy Staff of Kings site updated, with a surprise! 05 Feb, 2009, 00:48 / 26 comments

At damn last, LucasArts have (SHOCK!) updated their website with stuff about Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings.

While the screenshots look a bit... well, you can probably form your own opinion, of most interest is the Fact Sheet for the game. And of most most interest is that (GASP!) Fate of Atlantis will be unlockable!

This is the first time since Maniac Mansion with DOTT that LucasArts have ever given away one of their adventures for free. And with the point-n-click joy of the Wii too!

Also of note is the (WONDER!) Co-operative mode, "with a familiar character never playable before in an Indy game". Dare we guess - Sophia?

Update by Jason: While it really contains nothing not already covered by LEC's long overdue announcement of this game, Nintendo Power has released a scan of the first page of their exclusive preview as a tease.

Update by JP: Joystiq have confirmed that Fate of Atlantis is unfortunately only unlockable in the Wii version of the game.

Comments

  • Diduz on 06 Feb, 2009, 14:04…
    I've spotted two more screenshots.
    http://consolenintendo.it/images/stories/screen/2009/Indiana-Jones-and-the-Staff-of-Kings/IndyPR53.jpg
    http://consolenintendo.it/images/stories/screen/2009/Indiana-Jones-and-the-Staff-of-Kings/IndyPR63.jpg
  • JohnGreenArt on 05 Feb, 2009, 13:27…
    It's Sallah.
  • Giygas on 05 Feb, 2009, 01:23…
    ;-;
  • Capn_Nacho on 05 Feb, 2009, 02:42…
    Truth.
  • jp-30 on 03 Feb, 2009, 20:42…
    Given the Nintendo magazine scans, it looks like the 7 fuzzy shots on Lucasarts.com are indeed from the Wii. Yuck.
  • Udvarnoky on 03 Feb, 2009, 20:47…
    The only thing we can pray for is that LEC literally scanned the tiny magazine images for their product page. If not, it's pretty damned disappointing that we're getting a game that looks sub-par to Emperor's tomb from over FIVE years ago. The Wii may have modest specs, but you can make a much, much, MUCH better looking game out of it than those screens are suggesting Staff of Kings will look like.
  • Udvarnoky on 03 Feb, 2009, 19:29…
    A very cool and praise-worthy move by LucasArts here.
  • Lagomorph on 03 Feb, 2009, 18:23…
    Wow, this might actually be the first Wii game I'll buy in a long time.
  • Capn_Nacho on 03 Feb, 2009, 18:03…
    This makes me even more concerned for the PSP version-- I'm not sure I even WANT to know what "robust burst gameplay" they have on offer. I've always got a Wii and DS to play it on, but I've been looking for something decent and non-homebrew to get on PSP.

    And, I had to re-read the first paragraph because I could swear they called Indy a "Rouge Archaeologist."
  • jp-30 on 05 Feb, 2009, 06:53…
    Burst GUNplay, not Burst GAMEplay.

    Whatever the fuck that means.
  • bgbennyboy on 03 Feb, 2009, 17:14…
    The idea of unlockable FoA is interesting. Either they've gone to the bother of porting SCUMM or they're planning to use ScummVM. Both ideas we'd previously have said required a cold day in hell.
  • Capn_Nacho on 03 Feb, 2009, 17:57…
    Don't forget about the Armed & Dangerous bonus disc: its (admittedly buggy) reissue of Hit The Road ran on ScummVM. I think it's a real possibility.
  • Gabez on 03 Feb, 2009, 17:59…
    Mind you, they've released classic adventures that run on modern computers without Scumm VM, in the form of the LucasArts Adventure Pack.
  • Udvarnoky on 03 Feb, 2009, 19:36…
    Gabez is correct, the Sam & Max included on the Armed & Dangerous demo disc was actually a genuinely updated, Windows-XP compatible version of the game that LEC did (commissioned to this guy). This updated version came from a UK LEC adventure compilation that Gabez is alluding to, published by Activision. As I recall, Full Throttle was updated as well.
  • Giygas on 03 Feb, 2009, 15:07…
    LucasArts making a good game available again? Nonsense! (Man, I hope you can also play it on the DS version. I might buy it just for that.)
  • The Tingler on 03 Feb, 2009, 15:35…
    That's what I'm hoping for too!
  • Capn_Nacho on 03 Feb, 2009, 17:58…
    And PSP! Though that's more unlikely than anything.
  • thesporkman on 03 Feb, 2009, 14:15…
    The Fate of Atlantis we all know and love almost seems too much to hope for. What if it's actually that crappy FoA action game that's unlockable?
  • The Tingler on 03 Feb, 2009, 14:41…
    I highly doubt it - EVERYONE wants to forget that game, LucasArts included. They wouldn't bother advertising it!
  • Gabez on 03 Feb, 2009, 14:08…
    Sophia's playable in FOA, albeit only in a small section (that I can remember). You can control her when trying to convince the man in the Azores to give you information.

    Screenshots: they look weirdly low quality, but more like they've been badly taken. It's like they've been resized in Paint or something. The art style and environments look good, though, if a little washed out.
  • MrSneeze on 03 Feb, 2009, 16:00…
    As soon as I saw the photos I thought "PS2". I looked at the platforms listed on the left hand side, and sure enough it's there. Maybe the brightness is just a bit too high, though.
  • The Tingler on 03 Feb, 2009, 14:40…
    It's possible they could just be the PSP version... it depends how much effort the developer put into this game.
  • The Tingler on 03 Feb, 2009, 14:41…
    And you're right, I forgot about that bit with Sophia!
  • Diduz on 03 Feb, 2009, 14:06…
    Those screenshots are nonsense.
    Did they REALLY take pictures at the tv?
    It's impossibile to judge the graphics through those blurry things.
  • Gabez on 03 Feb, 2009, 14:09…
    Yeah, the blur on those Tibetan prayer flags is really odd. Maybe they took our jokes about LSD a bit too seriously?
  • Udvarnoky on 03 Feb, 2009, 19:51…
    You have to wonder if those impressive looking environment screenshots came from the cancelled PS3/360 version despite only being released a few months ago at the most. I'd be really interested to know when exactly LEC gave up on the in-house version. There's a lot of ways it could have happened.