Please Welcome In The Second Guest

By John Walker on May 5th, 2011 at 1:49 pm.

Not exactly enticing.

Here’s something. Some of the people behind the almost great The Whispered World are working on an independent episodic point-n-click adventure series to start being released this Autumn. The Second Guest is a joint effort between German indies Twice Effect, and Head Up Games, who have previously published Super Meat Boy and Twin Sector. Described as being inspired by the art of Tim Burton, it’s said to be a comedy adventure series, with each episode standing alone as well as making up a greater five-part tale.

It’s sent in London, 1923, playing as a student called Jack Ice. He,

“receives a mysterious telegraph in which he is invited to an opening of will at the old Grace Castle. Thing is: Jack did not even know the deceased Lord Averton… However, Jack sets out – although slightly irritated – to Little Grace, a small village on the east coast of Cornwall. After he and the other heirs have arrived at the castle it becomes more and more a scary certainty that the old Lord was murdered. And even worse: the murderer now targets all the heirs. Shortly after the arrival of the heirs a violent thunderstorm breaks and the castle gets cut off from the outside world by a landslide, Jack has no choice but to get to the bottom of things. If he and the others want to survive this night, he will have to reveal the mystery about Grace Castle and also a big mystery about his own past.”

What we have so far is a useless teaser trailer, and the blob of art at the top of the post, and that’s it. But it’s still a way off, the first two parts set for Halloween this year. Whether the title is a play on the horrendous The Seventh Guest is not yet known. The following teaser is a good example of why no one ever should try to do an impression of that cinema guy:

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18 Comments »

  1. P7uen says:

    Tim Burton shall never be forgiven for ripping off Grim Fandango, to my mind.

  2. Tom Davidson says:

    I think it’s far more likely that it’s a pun on “second-guessed.”

  3. Malawi Frontier Guard says:

    Tell me something I can’t read on the screen, teaser man. Tell me something I can’t read.

    • TWeaK says:

      He did say the name of the first episode: Cold Sir. Pretty sure that’s not written anywhere.

      But yes, annoying talky man is annoying.

  4. poop says:

    christ you think they could have gotten a dude who speaks english as a first language to read all the text on their trailer

  5. Unaco says:

    Point-and-click? WTF? Is that it? Talk about dumbing down in video games.

  6. Aluschaaf says:

    I somehow crave a sandwich with ham.

  7. JohnnyMaverik says:

    Worst trailer ever, but I’m still interested because I <3 point and click.

  8. DeepSleeper says:

    I had hopes that this was another Seventh Guest fan-sequel.

    Alas.

  9. MeestaNob says:

    This is the worst trailer EVAH.

  10. GeorgeB says:

    the “art” of Tim Burton eh?

  11. arccos says:

    At least there will be hats.

  12. Matt says:

    The Seventh Guest ‘horrendous’? That game was dope back in the day… SHY GYPSY SLYLY SPRYLY TRYST BY MY CRYPT

  13. MrHairyLives says:

    So… Narrated by Werner Hertzog, you say?

  14. DCCTV says:

    It’s interesting to see what people will swallow (and pay for readily). Especially when it regards a well-established game like World of Warcraft. I guess Blizzard realises they can get away with millking (a decent percentage) of their target audience for things nobody would epect to have to pay for when it would regard a different game.

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