Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Locations for Ransom of the Seven Ships

Our friends over at Her Interactive have released some new information concerning Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships, which is being released this July. Specifically, they've released a list of the various places on the island in the game.

1. The Shark Diving Ecotourism Resort - Tucked into a protected cove, this hideaway is a prime vacation spot for thrill-seeking Carribean tourists.
2. Shark Cove - A secluded beach on the southern side of the island, named for a rock formation off shore that resembles a shark's dorsal fin.
3. Sangre Beach - The only beach on the island that has pink sand. Located on the western side of the isle, this is the site to go for picturesque sunsets.
4. Bat Steep - The highest formation on the island has multiple caves where the local bats live. It's a climber's paradise.
5. Monkey Center - This was once the main site for the now shuttered Dread Isle Primate Research Behavior Center. The island's troop of vervet monkeys still live here.
6. Blue Hole - Located in the center of the island, Blue Hole is so named because it is exactly that--a hole in the middle of the island that is filled with brilliant blue water. It is large enough that it can easily be seen from the air.

Very, very interesting. There's clearly an animal theme going on here, what with two places being named after sharks, one after bats, and another after monkeys. I'm guessing this means we'll be seeing some animals in this game, which is okay by me, because the animals we've seen in other games (LouLou the parrot in Curse of Blackmoor Manor, the orca in Danger on Deception Island) have been rather good.

I'm curious about this Blue Hole, though. Why did the fact that it can be seen from the air get mentioned? Is Nancy going to be flying an airplane in this game? Or is she going to fall down the hole into water? Remember, the preview at the end of Nancy Drew: Haunting of Castle Malloy showed what appeared to be a water-filled cave. And that can't be Bat Steep, because that's at the top of the island, where water usually isn't. Hmmm....interesting!


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Anonymous said...

michael i really cant wait till you make videos for this game because you awesome i have watched all videos

steven wahl said...

me and my sister played died 3 or 4 times but it was fun we argued twice and i watch the video before we play but skip puzzles and the end