PC Adventure Game Paradise Coming to DS as Last King of Africa


Focus Home Interactive has an interesting new DS title to keep an eye out for later this year. It’s an adventure game called Last King of Africa, which is actually a remade port of the PC adventure game Paradise. Benoît Sokal, who you’ll know for developing Syberia and Syberia II if you’re an adventure fan, and his team at White Birds Productions are obliviously heading up the project given they are the original creators of Paradise.

Last King of Africa is promising a lot of changes and improvements over its PC counterpart, which wasn’t exactly the most well received adventure back when it came out a couple years ago. The game’s many puzzles are being completely reworked to take advantage of the DS’s stylus and microphone, the storyline has been rewritten to be “more coherent and surprising,” all 3D action sequences are being removed, and the inclusion of a new help system is promising to get rid of the dreaded “pixel hunting” tedium many adventure games suffer from.

All in all, sounds like it could be pretty cool. For a DS game it sure looks pretty impressive graphically at least.

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