The next game from developer The Farm 51 and publisher Nordic Games is Deadfall Adventures, a first-person shooter/puzzler with a definite Indiana Jones air about it. The game, due July 30 on Xbox 360 and PC, is set in 1938 and stars an intrepid explorer called James Lee Quatermain who's escorting a (probably beautiful) US agent called Jennifer Goodwin. Their mission is to travel to an Egyptian temple and retrieve an ancient treasure, The Heart of Atlantis, ahead of the Nazis or Russians. All that's missing is the whip.
Still, it's not like Deadfall Adventures is the first or anything, and Nordic Games isn't shy about its cinematic inspirations and aspirations.
"Deadfall Adventures marries the ethos of the Saturday morning matinee with the summer blockbuster to create an original adventure which will grip players from start to finish," said Nordic managing director Klemens Kreuzer. "We're putting players into the heart of the action, just as they'd dreamed as children, staring at their heroes on the silver screen."
The Farm 51 and Nordic teamed up on Painkiller: Hell and Damnation last year, clearly a relationship both parties enjoyed. Whether or not they can build on that to help Deadfall Adventures do justice to its summer blockbuster billing - well, we'll wait and see.