Movie fans who enjoyed Martin Scorsese's nailbiting thriller, Shutter Island will soon be able to stroll off the boat into insanity themselves on the DS as revealed by a recent ESRB rating:
This is a seek-and-find puzzle game, based on the movie Shutter Island, in which players assume the role of U.S. marshals who investigate odd occurrences in the Ashercliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Players search for clues/items among scenes of jumbled objects, and interview hospital personnel to uncover the whereabouts of a criminal. A handful of items contain blood on them (e.g., a blood-soaked cloth, a scalpel with light traces); other items include smoking pipes and cigarette packs (there is also occasional dialogue referencing smoking). During the course of the investigation, players can obtain patients' files that detail acts of murder: the drowning of a patient's three children; the arrangement of dead bodies around a dinner table; and the scalping of relatives for use as hats.
This DS movie adaptation is being handled by City Interactive and is currently available on the PC.
As the ESRB description reveals, this game will not shy away from the darker elements of the movie, so perhaps not one for the kids! For older gamers who like doing a bit of detective work on the move, this might be one to watch out for later this year.