Hamburg, November 30, 2007: Sunny, the anti-heroine of the forthcoming comic adventure treat So Blonde, is a quite unique game character. The 17 year-old blonde meets some very quirky and bizarre islanders on her temporary new island home:
Like Max. Max is a small, greedy little animal. Sunny meets him right at the start of the adventure and the pair hit it off immediately, even though she can’t quite work out what species Max belongs to! Max accompanies Sunny all over the island and stays with her throughout the adventure: he is always ready to help our blonde to carry out some tricky tasks. He is also available to the player as a playable character from time to time.
Captain Morgane is female emancipation personified: She is the lady captain of a rowdy and coarse pirate crew and knows how to keep them in line. She not only earns respect through her stunning looks; she is also aware of her skills and knows she may be able to help this lost island, the setting for So Blonde. She does not fear her arch enemy, One-Eye, but cares deeply for her crew’s welfare. Perhaps she can help Sunny call a halt to One-Eye’s activities; whether he likes it or not…
One-Eye is a real villain who embodies the classic stereotype of a pirate, down to the eye-patch (could this be where he gets his name from); only his size is at odds with the typical image of the pirate. However, this doesn't stop him from having the inhabitants of the island under his thumb: he is responsible for a curse on the island, which eventually turns out to be the cause of all the bad things going on there...
Diablo is One-Eye’s henchman, who is indeed a man who inspires fear owing to his formidable stature and brutality. These characteristics are surpassed only by his naivety and lack of self-confidence... can Sunny really show him the respect he is due?
Sunny’s island is inhabited by many more wacky characters, who we will introduce to you very soon.
Sunny Blonde didn’t exactly want to land in the Bermudas; in fact the gorgeous 17 year-old was on a luxury cruise with her parents to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. But a raging storm plunged the ship into distress at sea, Sunny went overboard and she regained consciousness washed up on the beach like driftwood!
Much more problematic than her unintended stay on a totally unknown island, which she has no idea how she can ever leave, the horrible realisation dawns on Sunny that she will suddenly have to do without out all the luxuries of life: her mobile has no signal, her make-up is a mess and it looks like the nearest shopping mall is miles away… on foot! And if that wasn’t enough, unfortunate circumstances have thrown Sunny back some one hundred years in time and she has ended up in a golden era of pirates and buccaneers!
Sunny Blonde is also in a really tricky situation and we are calling upon the PC gaming community to solve it in So Blonde! The person responsible for the novel plot is none other than the famous adventure author, Steve Ince (“Baphomets Curse”).
So Blonde, developed by the French developers Wizarbox, promises a wacky story line, a stunning (anti-)heroine, deeply black humour, which far outstrips all the blonde joke clichés, fabulous comic-strip graphics and a quite few gameplay surprises!
dtp will publish the So Blonde game worldwide under the ANACONDA label, and the release date has been set for February 2008 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.