Ubisoft on Thursday announced that
Myst IV Revelation
is shipping. The latest installment of the legendary graphical adventure/puzzle solving game ships on a hybrid DVD-ROM for both Mac and Windows users, and costs US$39.99.
As with previous Myst games, you find yourself immersed in a world where people can link to different worlds (known as Ages) by writing in books. This time, you find yourself in Tomanha, the Age that serves as a sanctuary for Atrus — father of the brothers Sirrus and Achenar, who have served as villains in past Myst games. Soon Atrus’ young daughter Yeesha goes missing and you must discover what’s become of her, solving elaborate puzzles and exploring beautiful environments.
Myst IV Revelation uses a node-based game engine similar to past Myst titles. The environments have been created using real-time animation where wind makes trees move, water flows, and dynamic lighting helps bring the world alive. The music in the game was created by past Myst soundtrack composer Jack Wall and also features a track written by Peter Gabriel.
System requirements for Myst IV Revelation call for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or higher, G4/700MHz or faster, 128MB RAM, ATI Radeon 7500 or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or better 3D graphics with 32MB VRAM, DVD drive, 3GB disk space. Ubisoft advises that support is limited for the equivalent laptop video chips.