December 6, 2007
Release Still Life Sequel
Following last week’s statement about the
company resuming its production business, Microïds has announced the launch of a
new episode in the Still Life series
Microids today announced the production of the
second installment in the Still Life series. Still Life 2 has been in
development at Gameco Studios since June 2007 and is being produced fully in
real-time 3D. The PC version of the game is due to be released in November 2008.
The series presents the adventures of FBI agent
and profiler Victoria McPherson, investigating some of North America’s most
difficult and darkest crimes. With this latest installment, Still Life is aimed
at becoming the first original police series in the adventure game segment,
building on the example of modern thrillers.
Upon its release in 2005, Still Life kept
thousands of gamers in suspense. Its final unsolved riddle left them eagerly
awaiting the sequel, while encouraging them to discuss with other gamers and
post speculations on the murderer’s identity and motivations. Fans of Still Life
can expect to discover who is hiding behind Mr. X in the sequel.
Still Life 2 reveals the long-awaited ending of
Still Life and spells a new investigation for Agent Victoria McPherson.
In Fall 2008, Agent McPherson is sent to Maine
where Audrey Dunnigan’s body has just been found. The modus operandi and the
video sent to the police and press leave them in no doubt as to the killer’s
identity: the East Coast Torturer has struck again! No clues are picked up
during the autopsy, as the serial killer painstakingly washed the body. Once
again, the killer has not committed any errors.
From her motel room, McPherson comes across a
report by Paloma Hernandez, the journalist covering all the crimes bearing the
East Coast Torturer’s signature. Hernandez has been highly critical of the FBI’s
and McPherson’s lack of progress. That does not stop Hernandez from phoning and
asking McPherson to meet her later that evening. Hernandez claims to have some
so-called clues on the killer in her possession.
McPherson flatly refuses. Just moments later,
Hernandez is kidnapped by the Torturer…
Still Life 2 remains true to the spirit of its
first installment and continues to allow gamers to play and manage two
characters bound by the same fate. This time, the aim is for gamers to control
two heroines, see the game from two complementary viewpoints and experience two
different gameplays. Depending on whether they are playing the victim (Paloma
Hernandez) being hunted by the killer or the FBI agent (Victoria McPherson)
tracking him down, gamers can alternate between survival and investigation.