Like a good mystery? How about old-school adventure games? Then this one might be right up your dark, rainy alley.
Nordic Games’ The Raven – Legacy of a Master Thief has been out on the PC for a little while now and is a solid adventure affair for fans of the genre. It’s also got a fair share of mystery about it and definitely could wear the title of ‘crime caper’ pretty convincingly.
Set in the 1960’s, which is pretty rare for a game, The Raven casts you as an inspector chasing after the title thief who’s calling card is a raven feather- and now it’s soaring onto consoles.
“We’ve put everything into the console version to deliver the same experience on different peripheral devices,” says Martin Kreuch, Producer at Nordic Games. “Working with the Unity Engine opens a lot of opportunities in this regard, but like almost every engine, also creates certain challenges. Together with the KING Art team, however, we managed to overcome them.”
“It was a unique challenge to translate the classic controls of an Adventure game to something that work well on consoles,” says Arne von Öhsen, Programmer at KING Art. “We think we managed exactly that and eagerly await the feedback from the console community.”
The Raven may play the same, but where the PC release was spread out over three individual episodes, the 360 gets all of ’em at once. ‘The Eye of the Sphinx’, ‘Ancestry Of Lies’ and ‘A Murder Of Ravens’ are all available right now on Xbox Live with each one priced at $9.99 USD.
Other than the 360 and the PC, The Raven is also available on the Mac and Linux OS computers and will be coming to the PS3 by way of the PSN some time in quarter 1, 2014