Ubisoft has announced that its new game Myst IV Revelation has gone gold master, the final step before a game enters duplication. The company expects Myst IV to hit store shelves on September 28, 2004. It will be released in hybrid format for Windows and Mac OS X on DVD-ROM for US$39.99 and has been rated "T" for Teen by the ESRB.
Myst IV Revelation is the latest installment of the legendary graphical adventure and puzzle game series which first debuted in 1993. This installment of the story brings players first to the "age" of Tomanha, sanctuary of Atrus and his young daughter Yeesha. Atrus, gifted with the ability to write books that "link" to other ages, is also the father of Sirrus and Achenar, the brothers who have figured centrally in earlier Myst adventures. Yeesha soon disappears, and it's up to you to figure out what's happened and how Sirrus and Achenar are involved.
Myst IV Revelation retains the "node-based" game architecture of previous Myst titles -- you point and click to visit new locations, but like Myst III Exile, you can also rotate 360 degrees to get a better sense of your environment. It's chock-full of new ages to explore and new puzzles to solve, of course. A playable demo was released in early August. The demo's system requirements call for a G4/933MHz or faster, 128MB RAM, ATI Radeon 7500 or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or better video system with at least 32MB VRAM, and Mac OS X v10.2.8 or better.
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