Dr. Jones will return for a new adventure! LucasArts announced an new exhilarating third person action-adventure
for the PC, Playstation 2 and Xbox expected for release in fall 2002. From the crocodile-infested waters in Ceylon
to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, perennial action hero Indiana Jones' wits, agility, whip lashing and hand-to-hand
combat skills will be put to the test as never before in Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb from LucasArts Entertainment
Company LLC in collaboration with The Collective, Inc.
Screenshot from the game
»Join daring archeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones as he travels to 1935 China to prevent a powerful
artifact from falling into evil hands. Indy's latest globe-spanning adventure takes you from the jungles of Ceylon and
underwater palaces in Istanbul, to the deadly streets of Hong Kong and beyond. Racing against evil Nazis and the
Asian underworld with mysterious, alluring partner Mei Ying, you'll leap, swim, climb and punch your way through
exotic locales, fighting hand-to- hand combat from street brawls to martial arts battles. It will take more than
just your trusty whip and pistol to avoid deadly traps and navigate through all the dangerous environments. Do
you have what it takes to possess the mysterious "Heart of the Dragon?"«
Indy does a little swim - concept art
Indy's latest adventure plays out in dramatic fashion thanks to new gameplay features such as brawling combat.
This time, in addition to using his trademark whip and pistol, Indy can engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat against
foes, many of whom are well-versed in martial arts. Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs also
can be used to fend off adversaries. The result is a more immersive and more Indy-like gameplay experience, set
amidst spine-tingling movie-like action sequences, such as a rickshaw chase in Hong Kong and a spectacular battle
atop moving gondolas in the South China Sea area.
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb features The Collective's proprietary 3D engine that supports
completely immersive, highly interactive environments. The game will offer 10 levels, all set in unique locales
such as a 15th century castle that looms over Prague, an underwater palace in Istanbul, and a mountaintop fortress
in China. A sophisticated
camera tracking system makes sure that the player always has an optimal view of the third-person action. "Indiana
Jones is back in a bold new way that players have never seen him," says Tom Byron, director of product
marketing for LucasArts. "Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb faithfully recreates all the heroism, action
and edge-of-the-seat adventure of the blockbuster film series thanks to a state-of-the-art game engine, a rich
story, and compelling gameplay."
Screenshot from the game
Indy's whirlwind adventure, set in the Far East in 1935, plunges him into an international crisis of terrifying
magnitude. As the game begins, a powerful underground Asian society, the Black Dragon Triad, and a German mercenary,
Albrecht Von Beck, have formed an unholy alliance in the hopes of acquiring the Heart of the Dragon, a black pearl
that gives its possessor the power to mold minds. Rumored to be buried in the crypt of China's first emperor, it
has been safely hidden for more than two thousand years. Now, with this unwelcome coalition in desperate pursuit
of one of the most powerful artifacts known to man, it's up to Indy to prevent the Heart of the Dragon from falling
into the wrong hands. Indy enters the race for the Heart at the behest of Marshal K'ai, an Asian businessman who
asks him to retrieve the pearl and return it to the government of China. But in order to retrieve the Heart, Indy
must first traverse the world to find and assemble the three scattered pieces of the Dragon Seal, the key to unlocking
the crypt. Jones is aided in his search by K'ai's stunningly beautiful assistant, Mei Ying, who helps him throughout
this epic conflict.