Uncharted-inspired FPS Deadfall Adventures coming from Painkiller dev

Unreal Engine 3-powered FPS going for an Indiana Jones vibe.

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Painkiller Hell & Damnation developer The Farm 51 will release FPS Deadfall Adventures this June, publisher Nordic Games has announced.

Deadfall Adventures will be released on July 30 for the Xbox 360 and PC. The Unreal Engine 3-powered game cites Indiana Jones and Saturday-morning matinee adventures a primary inspiration, and the game promises a similar blend of puzzle-solving, exploration, and shooting that has made Naughty Dog's Uncharted series so celebrated.

The game is set in 1938 and casts players as Lee Quartermain, who has to battle Nazis to track down an ancient artifact from an Egyptian temple. Quartermain will be joined by US agent and former colleague Jennifer Goodwin.

Discussion

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IGFGAThrawn
IGFGAThrawn

For those complaining about the jungle... it's NOT a jungle game. Yes, you go there at one point, but you also go to the desert and explore tombs.

Arsyad00
Arsyad00

i wan nice coop play, stop making us killin other people.

EPaul
EPaul

At least its not a modern militiary shooter

Enforcer246
Enforcer246

About time PC got an uncharted-like game.

SlowMotionKarma
SlowMotionKarma

- "Well, we made about 6 Painkiller releases/updates. People are tired of that. We just can't milk it anymore. What do we do now?"

-"Uhh, uhh... aww man, I don't know. We still develop games? I've just been watching a bunch of movies when I come to the office. Just finished the Indiana Jones movies. Those are great."

*look at each other*

"YES!"

raiden-94
raiden-94

in other words, a poor man's ( xbox 360 gamer's) uncharted.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Was there ever a good Indiana Jones game?  I remember one on the Mac in the early nineties.  It played like Hero's Quest and tales of Monkey Island... which is very similar to The Walking Dead game series.

I never did finish that Indiana Jones game.  One of the few, ever.

I was just thinking about Pitfall yesterday.   I remember this game on the Atari, when I was about 7, and the coolest part was that Pitfall Harry could turn around and run in the other direction, it was amazing.  I didn't see that again until Super Mario 2 on the NES.

DarksjeiK
DarksjeiK

If the gunplay feels right, the settings aren't corridor like and there's a decent amount of exploration and good puzzles then I'm game.

pesh_fury
pesh_fury

Indiana Jones > Tomb Raider > Uncharted > This game.


Vintendo33189
Vintendo33189

SO... it's going to have, dare I say "borrowed", elements from past successful movie and video game franchises, with a title that for a split second made me think it was a PITFALL remake/sequel... could be interesting but so far, not so good.

PinkFloyd2003
PinkFloyd2003

Why is everyone complaining now?  Just about everything has been done and as for Jungle FPS games theres only like 3 I can think of: Crysis, Far Cry 1 and 3 .  It actually sounds genre blending and other than "the jungle setting" it sounds nothing like those games.  Just be glad it's not Call of Duty: The Jungle Book.

pip3dream
pip3dream

Is this game really necessary?   How many more games about a dude holding a fucking gun in the mother fucking jungle. do we need?  This drive me so crazay.

Nibraybirk
Nibraybirk

I remember the Jungle stage in Goldeneye. You crashed landed in the jungle, hiding behind trees for cover. Fun times. Been done. What are you going to add that I haven't seen in the last 2 decades and more of FPS saturation.

Nibraybirk
Nibraybirk

To all FPS developers: It's been done.

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

FPS and climbing rocks hunting treasure = doesn't work

sensei_hEnRY
sensei_hEnRY

Indiana Jones-inspired-FPS? Wow, this could be awesome! I like treasure hunt mission (that include a bit of platforming) on Far Cry 3, if there's a game that focus on that, it could be an awesome new IP.

hadlee73
hadlee73

If they do this right this could be the game that makes their reputation... errr... I should say "fixes" their reputation (Damnation!) :P

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

this sounds interesting. could end up not being linear like most of you complain about

sonic-boom
sonic-boom

I read the article title as "DREAMfall" and was like "say whaaaaa?"

It all makes sense now..

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

The Farm 51 are not People Can Fly you idiot.

Daian
Daian

Well, looks like another game that will pile on my already massive list of games to play.

UpInFlames
UpInFlames

Sorry, but this is a terrible and unprofessional article. Calling The Farm 51 "Painkiller dev" is misleading. Also, what the hell has Uncharted got to do with this game? It's not even the same genre. Indiana Jones-inspired, yes. Uncharted, f*** no. Uncharted is a rip-off in and of itself, thematically and gameplay-wise, thus it can't possibly inspire anything.

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

no PS3 lol, I though all developers excited about PS name, 

guess not.

samrvdman
samrvdman

I'm intrigued! I also see that it is (at least in terms of consoles) exclusive to xbox. If this game is successful, it might become a series exclusive to the nextbox, who knows.

Matty_gamer
Matty_gamer

Its been a long time since one of these came out :)

Pierce_Sparrow
Pierce_Sparrow

Interesting they chose the name of Quartermain. Wonder if this will then relate to the adventures of Allan Quartermain as that is also a series of adventures. I'll wait for more on this, as it could be a fantastic, old fashioned adventure, but I am already intrigued by their choice name for their character.

evil_m3nace
evil_m3nace

They know how to make great games so this is great!

PsiZombie
PsiZombie

Urgh... another potential waste of time and money.
Treasure hunting and fighting Nazis, especially in a FPS type-of-game is so yesterday... 

This game has to be very impressive if I should ever give it a moment of my time.

IGFGAThrawn
IGFGAThrawn

@gatsbythepig  Uh...yes. Never played Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis? Infernal Machine? Emperor's Tomb? The Last Crusade point & click tie-in? All of those are essentials.

N-bellic
N-bellic

@PinkFloyd2003 Everyone complains as if it's standard protocol when there's a new game announcement. If you don't like it don't buy it, simple as that.

mishka
mishka

@Getbacktogaming Because it is very expensive at this stage. Another reason is, they probably started the production awhile now, so switching engines is not a smart move.

C4N4D14N_DR34M
C4N4D14N_DR34M

@hippiesanta Don't shut it down because it's different, I'm just glad their trying to do new things unlike following the COD cash cow system

lewuz
lewuz

@DarkSaber2kThe Farm 51 studio was created by some Painkiller developers who quit from People Can Fly.


leviathanwing
leviathanwing

@UpInFlames your last sentence is idiotic to say the least... thats like saying no music before the first sound of beats... cave man style can inspire anything... its like saying beethoven couldnt have inspired anything because bach came before him... e.t.c., e.t.c.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

@doraemonllh1989 @Ladiesman17 i know youre a troll but heres some logic for you... with the ps4 architecture being much more so like a pc, say like a 360 is, it isnt outside the realm of possibility that it could be ported in the future.  also enjoy your games why make it a point to make sure others cant enjoy theirs?... oh, right troll.. well then nevermind.

PsiZombie
PsiZombie

@emptycow @PsiZombie Like I had a better choice... By the way.. seen any Nazis in Fallout 3 lately?

PsiZombie
PsiZombie

@s_h_a_d_o What modern military power doesn't remind us of.... hmm.. good point, though they don't have any swastika logo printed on their arms.

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

@PsiZombie  

Well, it could be argued that the Brotherhood of Steel has militaristic and ideological tendencies reminiscent of Nazism.

PsiZombie
PsiZombie

As if my Gamespot avatar (which I for some damn reason can't change) even had any meaning in my gaming experience. I've played Fallout 3 inside out, both on X360 and PC, but Uncharted still has a very sweet spot in my heart. Oh, wait, where are the Nazis again in Fallout 3? I really need to know.