Memoria, the new game from German adventure house Daedalic Entertainment, is less than one week away.
Daedalic is a familiar name to fans of point-and-click adventures, and for good reason. The German developer/publisher does a lot of good stuff, including the Deponia and Edna and Harvey games, both of which we've reviewed in the past, and The Dark Eye, a more traditional fantasy franchise. Memoria, the latest addition to The Dark Eye series, comes out on August 30, and in fine pre-launch tradition Daedalic today put out a very good-looking promo trailer.
The narration is a little clunky, perhaps owing to the German-to-English translation, a not-uncommon issue in games and trailers that aren't natively English, but the game itself is very promising. It uses the lead characters of its predecessor, The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, to frame a centuries-old mystery about a young princess on a quest for immortal glory who disappeared at her moment of triumph and was forgotten by history. Only by solving her riddle will the bird-catcher Geron, the hero of Chains of Satinav, be able to save his one true love.
Geron seems like a nice enough guy, but Memoria promises a far more epic (and thus interesting) tale than his; it'll be nice to see Nuri returned to Elven form (assuming that happens) but the fate of Sadja is obviously the real attraction here. Memoria (which I think is actually known officially and in full as The Dark Eye: Memoria) comes out on August 30.