Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 08/28/13 08:55 PM

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View the video here.

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IRVINE, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY – Aug. 27, 2013 – Things can get rough in post-WWIII apocalyptic San Francisco on a gumshoe like Tex Murphy, and ATLUS and Big Finish are making sure of it by partnering to publish Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure. The sixth installment in the legendary PC adventure game series started as a Kickstarter project, and the partnership with ATLUS will help Big Finish more fully develop their vision for the first Tex Murphy outing this millennium.

Tesla Effect revives the glory years of PC adventure games with a return to the full-motion video (FMV) game genre. Known for its sardonic humor, Tesla Effect will be the first Tex Murphy game since 1998. ATLUS and Big Finish games will release Tesla Effect on Steam and other PC platforms worldwide in early 2014.

“The Tex Murphy franchise is definitely much beloved around the ATLUS office; a lot of us were playing Tex games before we started our careers in the games industry,” said Bill Alexander, vice president of production and business development. “ATLUS has a great penchant for stepping in to help developers bring their incredible games to market, and we are eager to breathe new life into this classic franchise. We hope that it will bring back fond memories for Tex Murphy fans as well as introduce a new generation of gamers to his one-of-a-kind humor.”

Tesla Effect begins with Tex Murphy—the down-on-his-luck gumshoe in the post-apocalyptic future—regaining consciousness on the fire escape next to his office with a gaping head wound and an injection mark on his arm. With the last seven years of his life wiped from memory, the private eye has no choice but to figure who was behind the mysterious attack and why.

“The success of the Tex Murphy Kickstarter proved to us that fans were still out in the world, craving the nostalgic adventure gaming the series is known for,” said Ryan Jones, Business Development, Big Finish Games. “By partnering with ATLUS, we’re going to bring the magic of Tex to a global audience in a big way. Their continued support will help us deliver the most exciting Tex Murphy adventure yet.”

Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure will release on Steam beginning early 2014. The single-player adventure game will feature full-motion video. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.bigfinishgames.com.

About ATLUS

Index Digital Media, Inc.'s ATLUS brand has become known across the industry as a mark of high-quality, deeply immersive, uniquely Japanese video game experiences. With award-winning titles that reach across a variety of genres and platforms, including the Shin Megami Tensei® and Persona® series of role-playing games, the ground-breaking action-adventure/puzzle game Catherine™, and the much-celebrated RPG Demon's Souls™, ATLUS is committed to offering the highest standard in interactive entertainment experiences.


Happy Gaming!

Ana wave
Posted by: Marian

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 08/28/13 09:07 PM

Very interesting, Ana. wave
Posted by: MaG

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 08/28/13 09:07 PM

Thanks for the news. smile
Posted by: traveler

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 08/28/13 09:35 PM

You just beat me to it. lol

The screen shots are great!
Although as thumbs they look nearly black, enlarged they are fine and not nearly too dark.
I especially liked the one of Tex being collared by a huge woman who seriously resembles Divine. rotfl

Gil.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 08/29/13 12:02 AM

Thanks, BrownEyedTigre smile

I'm really looking forward to meeting up with Tex again - and hope he hasn't changed too much !! wink
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 08/29/13 04:16 AM

Looking good Ana!
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 08/29/13 10:27 AM

Thanks for the news, Ana. smile
Posted by: Cathy1

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 08/29/13 03:23 PM

I thought it was called Project Fedora ? Either way can't wait till it comes out.
Posted by: traveler

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 08/29/13 03:28 PM

That was its working title, Cathy.
Tesla Effect is now the official name.

Gil.
Posted by: lexxy

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 08/30/13 12:18 AM

Was that voice of James Earl Jones in the intro?
Posted by: GBC

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 08/30/13 07:09 AM

Thanks Ana, looking forward to this. woot
Posted by: plumgas

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/02/13 12:56 AM

the dark scenes have been withdrawn as they are unfinished screen shots without the lighting effects. when they are fully completed they will be reposted.
Posted by: sanford

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/02/13 01:07 AM

Thanks so much, Ana. I can hardly wait to meet Tex again.
Sandy
Posted by: barbarosso

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/03/13 09:13 AM

I'm also looking forward to the new Tex Murphy. As an Australian, I can instantly pick whether someone has a genuine Australian accent. The actor who played Big Jim Slage had a genuine accent as did the hoods who shot Tex and Chelsea at the end of Tex Murphy: Overseer.

One minor thing. They used the phrase "cop shop", meaning police station. Is that a peculiarly Australian phrase, or is it used in the US? I would appreciate some comments from Americans.

Cheers, barbarosso
Posted by: traveler

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/03/13 09:46 AM

I've heard it used, barbarosso, but it's not common, here in the southern US anyway.
The more I thought about it, the more I wondered if I was just remembering it from some UK show so I googled it.
Darned if the Denver, CO. police department doesn't have a website called The Cop Shop!
Anyhow, if we do use it I imagine we've just picked up the phrase from you, though nowhere near to the extent that we've picked up "mate".
Love your accent, btw. grin

Gil.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/03/13 09:56 AM

In my English dictionary, Cop Shop is shown as American slang smile
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/03/13 10:53 AM

Cop shop is definitely not an American slang, for sure not in the midwest.

The only definition I found was here: Cop shop

Ana wave
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/03/13 10:56 AM

This is the first time I ever heard the phrase "cop shop."
I would have thought it meant a shop that sold police equipment (uniforms, batons, industrial-strength-flashlights etc.).
Posted by: traveler

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/03/13 11:34 AM

Lol! Mad, you need a new dictionary.

Gil.
Posted by: traveler

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/03/13 02:06 PM

There's an Interview with Adrian Carr, Tex Murphy's film director, on Adventure Gamers. I haven't had a chance to do more than skim but it looks interesting!

Gil.
Posted by: Mad

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/04/13 11:42 PM

It was in my "Slang" dictionary yes
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/09/13 11:52 PM

THere is a wonderful new trailer coming shortly that you all will love! If you are a backer please do not post the link here, it will be posted when it releases to the public. thanks
Posted by: traveler

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/10/13 12:54 AM

Whoa! That was incredible! Thanks for reminding me to check my email, Ana! thumbsup


Gil.
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/10/13 01:06 AM

I'll second that traveler but make it a double...WOW - WOW!!!
Posted by: mj2c

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/10/13 09:55 AM

Isnt that mutant the bloke from that American show Different Strokes?

And BrownEyedTigre if you mean trailer no.2 it's been released to Youtube.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/10/13 10:06 AM

You can discuss the video here.

Ana wave
Posted by: FrkBrok

Re: Big Finish Games and ATLUS Partnership for Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure - 09/17/13 03:54 PM

OMG!!! (which is not a phrase I do a lot wink )
And still Chris Jones! That voice...yum! Looking so much forward to this - thanks for the heads up wink wink wink