Gray Matter slips to Q1 2008

Highly anticipated Jane Jensen adventure "slightly delayed" from original end-of-year release.

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Gamers have been waiting a long time for the next offering from the "Queen of adventure." Jane Jensen's last big project, Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned, was released all the way back in 1999. Since then, Jensen has written novels and released a number of smaller casual games, including Inspector Parker and BeTrapped, but not a "proper" adventure.

Gray Matter (previously known cryptically as Project Jane-J) was originally announced back at 2003's Electronic Entertainment Expo as an Adventure Company title. However, a year later, Jane Jensen confirmed in an interview that development of the game had been put on hold. Nothing more was heard about it until August 2006, when it was announced that German publisher DTP Entertainment AG had revived the title and that it was good to go for a global fourth-quarter 2007 release.

However, it looks like adventurers will have to wait a little while longer, as it was announced today that the game had been put back to Q1 2008.

Gray Matter is a point-and-click adventure, in which you alternately control two characters: Samantha Everett, a street magician and drifter, and Dr. Styles, a neurobiologist who has become a recluse after the death of his wife in a car crash. Styles hires Samantha as his assistant, but she becomes increasingly concerned with the dark turns his research and experiments appear to be taking.

A spokesperson for DTP Entertainment said the game was delayed because, "We want to give the development team, the development process, and the game itself more time."

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