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Is that an ECHO I hear?

Posted by: Chuck at 7/6/2005 10:08 AM
If you're looking for an adventure game to sink your teeth into then you may want to check out ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern which ships to stores next week. The latest game from The Adventure Company has you playing Arok, a young boy who wants to do more than just hunt for his clan (I'm guessing this is the pre-historic version of the factory job). To do this you'll set out from your clan and encounter various challenges and puzzles which will build your character and put hair on your chest. The concept is a little played but the setting is actually kind of interesting as you'll be exploring a historically accurate area from the Paleolithic period.


The Adventure Company Ships ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern

Uncover the Mysteries of a Forgotten Time



Toronto, July 5, 2005 – The Adventure Company, a leading publisher of adventure games, today announced ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern has shipped to retailers across North America for Windows®.



In ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern, players assume the role of Arok, a young boy who hopes to become more than just a hunter/gatherer like the people of his clan. He ventures out on his own on a perilous journey of exploration and enlightenment. Travel the rugged terrain and vast, pristine landscapes. You must use your wits and puzzle solving skills to survive the wilds of nature. Learn to fish, hunt, and fend off predators along your journey taking you far from your clan into the heart of one of mankind’s forgotten wonders. You will encounter many fascinating characters who will help you on your quest, but only a chosen few will reveal the secrets of the lost cavern.





Game Features

* Solve a multitude of engaging puzzles and participate in enchanting shamanistic ceremonies
* Explore captivating photo-realistic environments including far-reaching landscapes and the depths of magnificent cave systems
* Use your resources cleverly to survive the wilds of nature: hunt, fish, and fend off predators that may threaten your quest
* Create masterful works of art whose stories will help you along your journey
* Access the in-game encyclopedia filled with historically accurate data on the Paleolithic period



Developed by Kheops Studio, ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern has an ESRB rating of “E” for Everyone. Download the official trailer at http://www.adventurecompanygames.com/tac/echo/index.html.



About The Adventure Company:

The Adventure Company, a division of DreamCatcher Interactive Inc., a leading publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software devoted exclusively to the adventure game market. Its extensive portfolio of best-selling and award winning games includes the Atlantis series, Syberia, Dark Fall and Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon. Currently under licensed development is a series of video games based on best-selling novels created by legendary mystery author Agatha Christie.