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Monday, December 4, 2000

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Riddle of the Sphinx is Gold
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The Adrenaline Vault has noted that DreamCatcher has announced that their latest adventure title Riddle of the Sphinx has gone "gold" and will be shipped to stores by the end of December. RotS is a classic Myst-style adventure game with stunning 3D graphics and animations, intriguing puzzles and a setting in exotic Egypt. Fans of the title Traitor's Gate, which was praised for its amazing realism and attention to detail, will find more of the same here, with extremely accurate reproductions of the ruins of the Ancient Egyptian cultures.

This hybrid release features modest system requirements. Here is a description of the game from the DreamCatcher web site:

Violent sand storms have once again covered most of the Sphinx and Great Pyramids. After years of digging, noted archaeologist Sir Gil Blythe Geoffreys uncovers a secret chamber overlooked for centuries. Geoffreys' first and only trip reveals an ancient, brittle papyrus scroll. After rough translation, he realizes he's found the 'Rosetta Stone' of the Sphinx. Finally, Gil thought, the riddle of the Sphinx... solved!

Sealed with a thick resin, the scroll bears an indiscernible hieroglyph. Unfortunately, after breaking the scroll's seal and deciphering it's mysterious contents, Geoffreys realizes he's unleashed an ancient curse; shrouding those who fail to heed its warning in certain death. Realizing he is doomed, Geoffreys sends for you, his closest friend and colleague.

Now, with the help of Gil's carefully hidden notes and translation of the scroll, it's up to you to solve the Riddle. However... the scroll has dubiously disappeared.

Your first responsibility will be to locate the missing scroll. Then, using the tattered scroll with Gil's translation, you'll be on the way to solving the Riddle of the Sphinx!


  • Hours of challenging game play
  • Complex puzzles and subtly hidden clues to challenge your skills
  • Beautifully rendered 3-D environments scenes with meticulous attention of detail
  • Full-Screen (640x480) 16-bit 3-D Graphics & Digital Video
  • Full-Screen, Interactive 360 Panoramas (QTVR)
  • An Original, Richly Orchestrated Egyptian Soundtrack
  • Cosed-Captioned feature for the Hearing Impaired
For more information, visit the official web site. Watch for this title in stores at the end of December.

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