In June last year an expedition was announced
that would see a private detective on a quest to uncover an "artifact of significant power" across exotic locations in Egypt, Antarctica and Guatemala. The expedition was given the working title of Adventurer
and was being developed by The Farm 51 and published by Nordic Games; a partnership that has also worked on the recent journey to Limbo in Painkiller Hell & Damnation
. Since then, we heard little of the expedition, apart for some images of a selection of the locations
that will be explored and a few of the friendly locals
that may be encountered. The last update we received was back in October and, with no further news, it seemed like the outing may have been on hold.
Nordic Games have now relaunched the excursion with a brand new name, some new details, a trailer and some screenshots to reassure us that this particular quest is far from deceased. Now titled Deadfall Adventures
, the FPS action-adventure game will feature James Lee Quatermain, great-grandson of legendary explorer, Allan Quatermain, as the protagonist. It's the year 1938 and Quatermain, who happily exploits his namesake's legacy, is tasked with escorting US agent and former colleague Jennifer Goodwin to recover an ancient artifact, "The Heart of Atlantis", from an Egyptian temple. Unfortunately, a group of pesky Nazi occultists, the Ahnenerbe, are also after the artifact for no-doubt nefarious purposes. During his escapades, Quatermain soon discovers that it is not only mortal enemies he has to contend with, as the powerful supernatural evils of his great-grandfather's stories begin to awaken.
As well as all these details, we also now know that the Deadfall Adventures
expedition is due to set sail on July 30th, 2013. Ticket prices are yet to be confirmed but insurance will not be included as danger of death is guaranteed.
Thanks to all the community adventurers who brought our attention to this news.