Paris, June 1, 2007– Nostradamus - The Last Prophecy is set in 16th century Provence, in a country ravaged by religious wars and devastated by the plague.
It has been three years since Catherine de Médicis' rule as regent came to an end, but she still holds the reins of power, making her the target of repeated attacks from the French nobility. One day in March 1566, when she realises that she has fallen victim to a terrible curse, she turns to her doctor and astrologer, Michel de Nostre-Dame, better known as Nostradamus.
Unfortunately, the famous prophet is too old and weak to take on such a mission alone. Refusing to abandon his queen in her hour of need, he sends his daughter Madeleine in his place. However, there is no such thing as women astrologers, let alone women doctors in medieval times. To be accepted as such, the young woman must go in disguise and assume her younger brother's identity, César, who is away for some time.
Alternating between Madeleine the young woman and Madeleine disguised as César, players are plunged into a thriller where political scheming and ancestral prophecies are intertwined. The game begins as an initiatory adventure in the footsteps of her father, the prophet and astrologer, before creating all the suspense of a detective novel: from one murder to another, players make their way through a test-riddled forensic investigation.
Following in the same vein as The Secrets of Da Vinci - The Forbidden Manuscript©, Nostradamus - The Last Prophecy is an historical adventure game in which players have to solve a series of riddles and puzzles inspired by the works of Nostradamus, taking them through the worlds of astrology, medicine and medicinal plants.
Though the game does not offer two fundamentally different paths, "transforming" the main character gives players a unique alternative by allowing them to assume another identity, change sex (their appearance in any case) and use it to their advantage when interacting with other characters.
Developed by Kheops Studio, TOTM Studio and Mzone Studio, the game is due to be released on PC during the third quarter of 2007. Nostradamus - The Last Prophecy is co-produced by five companies– MC2, Elektrogames, TOTM Studio, Kheops Studio and Mzone Studio. It is published by Elektrogames in Europe and MC2 in North America.
Born from the fusion of Microids’ and Wanadoo Edition’s activities, MC2 develops, publishes and distributes video games.
A true new talents scout, MC2 leads the adventure segment of the video games industry and enjoys international praise for hits such as Still Life, Syberia and Amerzone.
Founded in 2003, Elektrogames is the first independent videogame producer in France.
Elektrogames initiates new projects with the most well-known development studios, gathers several investors into co-production funding, follows up the games developments, identifies the best distribution partners and supports its games releases through special operations.
Elektrogames also uses to invest in external productions with co-publishing partners. Current titles include: The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript©, Safari Adventures, Another World: 15th Anniversary Edition and Building World.
Official website: www.elektrogames.com
About TOTM Studio
Founded in May 2005, TOTM Studio is specialized in the design and production of adventure games. The authors of“Echo– The lost Cavern” and“The Secrets of Da Vinci”, the Totm team designs and develops adventure game concepts based on historical facts.
Official website: www.Totm-Studio.fr
About Kheops Studio
Kheops Studio is an independent video game creator founded in 2003. Kheops Studio develop adventure games including Return to mysterious Island, The Secrets of Da Vinci, Safecracker, Destination: Treasure Island and Cleopatra, a queen's destiny. Two new titles are under development and scheduled for 2007, including Dracula 3. Kheops Studio opens its production workflow and expertise to external talents giving them a helping hand to achieve their products.
Official website: www.kheops-studio.com
About Mzone Studio
Founded in 2001 at Pornic (France), Mzone Studio is a company specialized in the creation and the graphic production of video games. The team of MzoneStudio worked on various titles, more particularly on: Egypt III (2004), Atlantis Evolution (2004), Return to Mysterious Island (2005), Echo (2005), Voyage (2005), The Secrets of Da Vinci : The forbidden manuscript (2006), The Secret of Atlantis: The sacred legacy (2006), SafeCracker (2006), Destination: Treasure Island (2006), Cleopatra: A Queen’s Destiny (2007), Agon: The lost sword of Toledo (2007)…
Official website: www.mzonestudio.com