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Paradise

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo DS
65
4.0
Windows
60
2.9

Advertising Blurbs

ND Games:
    Компания «Новый Диск» сообщает об уходе на золото русскоязычной версии приключенческой игры Paradise.

    «Райское» приключение на русском языке

    Русскоязычная версия последнего шедевра от признанного гения приключенческих игр Бенуа Сокаля. Удивительная история, в которой тонко переплетаются реальность и фантазия, разворачивается в самом сердце «потерянного рая»: главную героиню ждут приключения в гареме африканского принца, путешествия по живописным саваннам, пустыням и джунглям. В путешествии девушку сопровождает загадочный черный леопард, который сыграет важную роль в ее судьбе.

    Визуальный мир игры необычайно изобилен: более 250 локаций, созданных богатой фантазией непревзойденного художника Бенуа Сокаля. Множество оригинальных головоломок, более 60 персонажей, с которыми предстоит встречаться героине, неординарные загадки и великолепный интригующий сюжет гармонично сочетаются, обещая по-настоящему захватывающее приключение.

    Игра выйдет полностью на русском языке. Диск поступит в продажу в джевел-упаковке. Ориентировочная дата выхода – 17 августа 2006 года.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75625) on Apr 23, 2007.

Inside Cover (Canada/U.S.):
    SOMETIMES YOU MUST LOSE YOUR WAY TO FIND THE PATH TO TRUTH.

    "...BEAUTIFULLY RENDERED AND HIGHLY DETAILED ART..."
    GameSpot

    EXOTIC IMAGERY BRINGS INTENSE STORYLINE TO LIFE
    LOCATIONS THAT WILL CAPTIVATE AND INTRIGUE
    OVER 350 ENVIRONMENTS PERSONALLY CREATED BY B. SOKAL

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Jan 25, 2007.

Back of Box (Canada/U.S.):
    Recover your past...
    Reclaim the future.

    DEEP IN THE HEART OF AFRICA

    ANN SMITH, ESTRANGED DAUGHTER OF A MERCILESS DICTATOR, LOSES HER IDENTITY AND MUST JOURNEY THROUGH UNCHARTED AFRICAN LANDS TO UNRAVEL HER PAST AND THE MYSTERIOUS EXISTENCE OF HER LEOPARD COMPANION...

    "...PARADISE OFFERS PUZZLES THAT ARE CHALLENGING, BUT MAKE INTUITIVE SENSE..." GameSpot

    PLAY AS ANN SMITH IN A STORY THAT WILL CAPTURE YOUR IMAGINATION
    CONTINUE THE JOURNEY AS THE LEOPARD IN REAL-TIME 3D
    UNIQUE FANTASY SETTING IN DEEPEST AFRICA

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Jan 25, 2007.

Press release (12th October 2005):

    Ubisoft Takes Players to Paradise

    SAN FRANCISCO – October 12, 2005 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announces it will publish Paradise, the latest masterpiece from Benoît Sokal for PC, throughout North America.

    Best known for the award-winning Syberia, Sokal gave new life to the adventure genre, with the critically acclaimed Syberia and Amerzone selling well over half a million copies each. The agreement with White Birds Productions marks the second time that Ubisoft will bring one of Sokal's immersive gaming experiences to players in North America.

    A 'point and click' adventure for casual gamers, Paradise has everything gamers have come to expect from Sokal's creations - an amazing storyline, exquisite art direction and a realistic fantasy universe. Set in the heart of Africa, puzzles are combined with action gameplay, as a young woman crosses the continent to take a leopard back to Kilimanjaro, the place of his birth, encountering fabulous, unknown animals in the wilderness on the way.

    Paradise will be available for PC in February 2006, with an anticipated rating of "E" for Everyone.

    Contributed by Sciere (245704) on Apr 29, 2006.

Ubisoft Press Release (April 27, 2006):

    Benoît Sokal's Adventure Masterpiece Now Available at Retail Stores

    SAN FRANCISCO – April 27, 2006 – Today Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced that Paradise™ for the PC has shipped to retail stores. Paradise is the latest adventure game from the critically acclaimed designer Benoît Sokal and his studio, White Birds Productions. Paradise has an ESRB rating of "T" for Teen and an MSRP of $39.99.

    "Ubisoft is committed to introducing the most innovative adventure games in the industry and continues that tradition with Benoît Sokal's Paradise," said Tony Key, vice president of marketing at Ubisoft. "Paradise will captivate adventure fans and new players alike with its engrossing story, stunning environments and intuitive puzzles, fully immersing gamers in what is sure to be the best adventure game released this year."

    From the creator of the award-winning series Syberia comes Benoît Sokal's fascinating new work, Paradise. Sokal's latest adventure-game masterpiece is set in four different worlds in the heart of darkest Africa. From the arid lands of Madargane to the dense jungle of the Maurania River, the world is both primitive and contemporary. Fraught with political turmoil, the lush landscapes are beautiful and dangerous. Paradise places players in the role of Ann Smith, a young woman suffering from amnesia struggling to make her way home and avoid the conflict surrounding her. To discover her true identity, she must escort a strange black leopard back to the land where it was born. Follow Ann through her journey as she finds clues to her identity and unravels the truth behind her mysterious past.

    Key Features:

    Unparalleled Artistry: Paradise presents a unique blend of a semi-realistic sub-Saharan world and an ethereal fantasy. Africa comes to life as a breathtaking visual experience. Both the cinematics and more than 350 backgrounds include Sokal's unique and visionary artistic direction.

    Cinematic Storyline: Ann Smith, a college student from Geneva, loses her identity and must journey through uncharted corners of Africa to unravel her past. How has Ann come to be in a place so wrought with turmoil? Why is her fate tied to that of a black leopard? Is Ann the daughter of a fierce dictator? Unlock these secrets and more as the story unfolds.

    Sets Benchmark for Adventure Games: Puzzle solutions are seamlessly embedded in the story as players interact with their environment and other characters to gain insight into clues that will help reveal Ann's true identity and answer why she's in this strange African land.

    Real-time 3D: Adding a new "action" element to the traditional slideshow style of play, the real-time 3D graphics take over as the player becomes the leopard, searching for a way home.

    For more information and the latest news on Paradise, please visit www.Paradise-game-us.com/.

    © 2006 White Birds. All Rights Reserved. Published and distributed by Ubisoft Entertainment under license from White Birds Productions. Paradise is a trademark of White Birds and is used under license. Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries.
    About Ubisoft:
    Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through its strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of 538 million Euros for the 2004–2005 fiscal year, an increase of 8 percent over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75625) on Apr 28, 2006.

paradise-game.com:
    In the deserts of sub-Saharan Africa, a woman awakes with no memory. She is told that the plane carrying her to Maurania was shot down by rebels, but the peasants who find her know little more than that she is a college student from Geneva and her name is Ann Smith.

    They bring her to the town of Madargane, ruled by a mysterious prince who keeps to himself behind the walls of his palace. In the face of rebellion, he is not letting anyone leave, not even foreigners like Ann. When she finally persuades him, he will only let her go on one condition: she must take a mysterious black leopard off his hands and return it to its home.

    With the rebels advancing from the north, Ann travels south with the leopard through wild sub-Saharan territory. Her tireless journey takes her into strange lands; from places with tribes who never touch the ground and live in the trees to the cavernous emerald mines of the Zamarat region. Everywhere she goes, Ann learns of atrocities committed by the nation’s army and by the rebels. More and more, people seem to know her; there are murmurs of her resemblance to King Rodon’s daughter. The leopard, too, seems bound to her in some way - through their past or a destined future.

    Why is Ann’s fate seemingly tied to that of a black leopard? Is Ann really the daughter of a fierce dictator? Why is this strange land in such turmoil and unrest?

    Unlock these secrets and more as the story unfolds...

    Contributed by Jeanne (75625) on Apr 28, 2006.