Myst® IV Revelation

Within the visually awe-inspiring world of Myst®, a gripping family drama will slowly unfold. In Myst IV Revelation, players finally learn the fate of Sirrus and Achenar, two villains first introduced in the original Myst. The brothers have remained trapped in separate prison worlds, abandoned by their father for crimes they had committed. Players are engaged in uncovering the mystery surrounding a little girl's disappearance, daring to venture deep inside the intense worlds of the villainous brothers. Understanding their motives is key to the success of the investigation and will be a true “revelation.”

Key Features

· Escapist Adventure
Escape to discover surreal and riveting Ages of Myst IV Revelation in a quest to save a little girl and uncover the truth.

· Dramatic Storyline Leads the Way
The suspense returns to the forefront of the gameplay experience and answers questions left hanging since both the original Myst® and Myst® III: Exile.

· Decisions Directly Affect Gameplay and Outcomes
Decisions will dramatically affect the various storyline options along the way…including the ending!

· Mind-Bending Puzzles
Understand the twisted minds of the two evil brothers and uncover crucial clues in this captivating story.

· Photo-Realistic Graphics
Compelling and pristine graphics “come to life” through cutting-edge animation programming.

· Live Action
High-quality video with real-life actors is integrated directly into the storyline and gameplay, which only adds to the emotional suspense of the plot.

· In-game camera and journal
The ability to take pictures and record your findings in a journal will ensure that you don’t miss anything along the way.

· Interact with NPCs
Interacting with characters will help reveal secrets from the past that might lead to the truth you seek.

· Star-Studded Soundtrack
Peter Gabriel and Jack Wall provide an engaging, ambient, and immersive soundtrack that dynamically adds to the gameplay experience.

Game Features

The Myst IV: Revelation team revealed several features on the various message boards:
Hint system An optional help system can be installed. It contains 3 levels of hints: Level 1 = gentle nudge in right direction, Level 3 = solution.
Subtitles for all live action scenes.
Cursor options Ability to choose the skin color, left or right handedness and the transparency of your hand.
Journal and camera Doesn't necessarily replace your note pad, but this feature let you record your thoughts inside the game. And instead of doing sketches you can take pictures.
Sound hotspots You may touch a lot more things then in the previous Myst games and you will be rewarded with a sound, like tipping into water will create a *blub* sound.

Ubi Soft's Press release on April 5 2004

Ubisoft, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, revealed the critically acclaimed and best-selling Myst® franchise will launch its newest adventure, Myst® IV Revelation, this fall. Peter Gabriel, world-renowned recording artist, worked in collaboration with award-winning composer Jack Wall to create the game's immersive and ambient soundtrack.

"We are excited to announce Myst IV Revelation and proud that it comes from our own Ubisoft Montreal studios," said Laurent Detoc, president of Ubisoft Inc. "Myst IV Revelation will only add to the strength of the Myst franchise, which continues to lead the Adventure category in critical acclaim, fan following, and sales."

Within the visually awe-inspiring world of Myst, a gripping family drama will slowly unfold. A little girl disappears, her two brothers are suspected, and it is clear that their story is far from over. Players will escape into the adventure as they attempt to solve the mystery and discover the fate of the two villainous brothers, Sirrus and Achenar. Understanding their motives is the key to the investigation which will lead to a true "revelation."

"Myst IV Revelation will take players into the twisted minds and worlds of two evil brothers, deep inside an intense family drama, and immerse them within a visually stunning environment," said Genevieve Lord, producer at Ubisoft. "The game is simply a 'must-have' for Myst fans and will also appeal to new players. The storyline is very suspenseful, the puzzles are compelling, and the music, produced by Jack Wall in partnership with Peter Gabriel, will create an unparalleled experience."

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