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Runaway: A Twist of Fate point-and-clicks new screenshots

Posted by: Randy at 4/24/2009 12:33 AM
Due on PC and Nintendo DS this winter, Runaway: A Twist of Fate is the third in the Runaway series, and sums up the point-and-click adventures of Brian Basco and his lovely girlfriend Gina Timmings.  We've got five new screens proving that the artists, more than anyone, have been earning their paychecks -- but also painfully reminding us that the gorgeous visuals never were the problem with the Runaway series.  It was the riotous laughter the developers were having by drawing up some of the most inane puzzles to ever grace an adventure game this generation.  A Twist of Fate promises to have a non-spoiler hint system embedded, which is a welcome and important step if they don't want to be critically punished for their self-perceived inventiveness.

These screens feature the aforementioned Miss Timmings, her sockless boyfriend, the coolest area rug on the planet, an appreciation for trumpets and acoustic guitars (developer Pendulo Studios' HQ is seated in Madrid, Spain), and an idea of the seek-and-find detail drawn into some scenes.


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"Runaway : A Twist of Fate" Reveals More with New Images!
Runaway: A Twist of Fate unveils itself a little more thanks to today's new batch of screenshots. This long-awaited adventure game will be released on PC and Nintendo DS at the end of 2009.
Runaway: A Twist of Fate is being developed by Madrid-based studio Pendulo, and it will end Brian Basco and Gina Timmings' adventures that captivated over a million players worldwide.

We are pleased to share five new images from Runaway: A Twist of Fate.


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Brian and Gina are back in a new adventure, a bit darker than the previous one but still loaded with an omnipresent humor and based on a production worth a big 2D animation film. For the first time in Runaway history, you will have the control of Brian but also of his girlfriend, Gina! Following the story line of the previous episode, A Twist of Fate is also an independent new adventure that players who have never played Runaway before will fully enjoy.

Runaway: A Twist of Fate has visually improved thanks to a new graphic engine. The game now has high resolution backgrounds, more detailed and expressive characters, and more realistic animations... The interface has also been improved and offers an inventory allowing you to check each item from every angle possible. You will also find an ingenious hint system that will guide you throughout difficult situations without giving away the solution to the puzzles.

Of course, both the particular visual style and the omnipresent humour that appealed to the players have been retained in order to make A Twist of Fate a rich episode, full of novelties and unexpected turns yet still faithful to the Runaway spirit.

Runaway:A Twist of Fate is scheduled to be released in the fourth quarter of 2009 on PC and Nintendo DS™.

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Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Known for the diversity, quality and originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes many of its titles throughout Europe and also world-wide in both boxed retail and digital distribution formats. The last five years have been very successful for Focus in France, with many of its PC licenses becoming top-sellers. Focus has also published several original titles, including the adventure game Runaway, the renowned Cycling Manager and the much-loved TrackMania. The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of high-quality games such as Blood Bowl, TrackMania DS, Runaway: A Twist of Fate, Sherlock Holmes and sport games dedicated to major events such as the America’s Cup or the Tour de France.
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