We knew Sadness would feature two main characters: a woman (Maria) and her son Alexander. Now we know that Maria is around 30 years old and of Polish-Hungarian descent. Not exactly earth-shattering information, but what the heck, it's interesting. The game's length has been upped from 15 to 20 hours, and Nibris will use voice acting extensively. Fog will also be a major part of the game, allowing the in-game visuals to match the quality of the concept art released over the last year.
A few other interesting factoids:
- There are nearly 50 people involved with the making of Sadness.
- There are 18 species of monsters throughout the game, and different ones will appear depending on how you play.
- Some of the monsters will be "friendly", but don't expect flowers and a shoulder massage.
- The music will be performed by "one of the best" orchestras.
- Release date on the official site is still 2007.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 512 MB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Camera / optical
- Video outputs Component, RCA / composite, S-Video
- Weight 2.65 lb
- Released 2006-11-19