A World of Adventure and Brain Teasing Puzzles Awaits with The Launch of Return To Mysterious Island – Deluxe Edition To The IPAD

24 Sep

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Microïds’ Successful PC and iPhone App Inspired by Jules Verne’s Classic Novels, Adds New Content and Enhanced Graphics for September 22nd Debut

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NEW YORK – September 22, 2010 – It is a world imagined by Jules Verne, but now the power to explore it is yours. Microïds, one of the world’s leading publishers of adventure games for the iPad, iPhoneÔ, iPodÒ touch, PC and Mac, today announce the launch of Return to Mysterious Island – Deluxe Edition for the iPad. Introducing all new content and stunning graphics that take full advantage of the iPad, the game builds upon a franchise that has sold over 850,000 copies on PC, iPhone and iPod touch to date. Return to Mysterious Island – Deluxe Edition will be available for download in the iTunes App Store for $9.99.

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Based on Verne’s classic novel “The Mysterious Island”, Return to Mysterious Island – Deluxe Edition puts players’ survival skills to test.   In this first-person adventure with intuitive point-and-click navigation, players take on the role of Mina, a shipwrecked woman on a solo round-the-world sailing expedition. Using logic, creative inventory management, and elements of the supernatural to explore recognizable locations from the famous novel including the granite house, the volcano and the Nautilus, players are tasked with one priority — escape. Sophisticated puzzle challenges and vast exploration of the lush tropical landscapes along with splendid photorealistic pre-rendered vistas combine for the ultimate adventure game experience.

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The Deluxe Edition of the game features bonus content and an enhanced user interface giving gamers more on-screen options than ever before. The extra content extends average gameplay to more than 16 hours and provides those familiar with the title with new twists and turns to explore.

The Jules Verne series of games from Microïds has earned praise from enthusiasts across the globe. The original Return to Mysterious Island received an 8 out of 10 from PocketGamer.com, Slide to Play gave the game a score of ‘4 out of 4’ calling it a ‘Must Have’ while Geek.com said ‘It doesn’t get better than this. At this point, Return to Mysterious Island is probably the best adventure game available for the iPhone and iPod touch.’

iTunes Preview: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/return-to-mysterious-island/id391087738?mt=8

About Microïds

Microïds is one of the world leaders in the adventure games segment with international bestsellers such as Still Life, Syberia, Dracula and Amerzone. Its extensive and varied games catalog, featuring titles from Index+ and Wanadoo Edition, have won over every section of the public, from toddlers to hardened gamers, and from collectors of cultural games to adventure fans. Microïds’ publishing line today is focused on mainstream games, where the core objectives will continue to be gaming and entertainment, fiction and fantasy worlds. Some of its titles will also touch on the learning sector (history, science, heritage, current affairs, and much more).

For more information, visit www.microids.com.

About Anuman Interactive

Created in 2000, Anuman Interactive SA is a mainstream software publisher and is a leader in the fields of architecture, the Highway Code and creative activities. As a subsidiary of the Media-Participations Group, Anuman Interactive positions itself as an innovative and dynamic publisher with its flagship video game titles (Trainz, Pacific Storm, Prison Tycoon) and on the edutainment market with the titles Clifford, Casper and Muppet Babies. Anuman Interactive is proud to have a number of prominent partners for the design of high performance software: Renault, M6, Hatier, Atari, Systeme D, ParuVendu. Since 2007, Anuman Interactive has also been publishing games for the Nintendo DS, Wii, Sony PSP as well as applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. At the end of 2009, Anuman Interactive acquired the Microids brand and portfolio, which is known globally for its high quality video games.

For more information, visit www.anuman-interactive.com.

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