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There's a Myst Descending on 3DS Next Year

Posted by James Newton

Game de-Mystified

90s point-and-click adventure Myst will come to 3DS on 27th March 2012.

Publisher Maximum Family Games is promising new content in the form of new landscapes and the addition of the RIME Age. Manny Granillo, CEO of developer Hoplite Research, is very excited about it:

In 3D, each scene jumps from the screen and really puts the player in the game!

Well, we'll see about that in March 2012.

Maximum Family Games Announces Spring Release of New Myst 3D Title

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – (December 22, 2011) – The seminal fantasy-adventure title, Myst, is set to arrive as a major player in the Spring 2012 lineup of Nintendo 3DS™ releases, announced video game publishers Maximum Family Games (MFG) today. The story of Myst was first created as a computer game series nearly two decades ago by brothers Robyn and Rand Miller of Cyan, Inc.

The new Myst for Nintendo 3DS, developed by Hoplite Research, LLC, introduces the first-person fantasy universe to players not yet acquainted with the series, and gives veteran gamers extra content to explore with new landscapes and with the RIME Age added to enhance the Myst storyline. As in the original Myst, players will solve puzzles, explore their surroundings and interact with items and objects that deliver clues from which players must piece together answers in order to move ahead and solve the mysteries that lie within.

While Myst for Nintendo 3DS stays true to the original game’s model, the upcoming addition takes the classic journey to a new level with sharp 3D environments which even further transport players into the enigma the game creates.

“Myst is expected to be a big hit with Nintendo 3DS players,” said Len Ciciretto, President of MFG. ”It takes everything we all know and love about the Myst series and gives it a 3D facelift.”

The game begins as the book of Myst has just been finished and the reader finds himself in the unusual world described within the book’s pages. Exploration begins immediately, as players wander around in an attempt to figure out where they are, and more importantly, why they have landed on the cryptic island of Myst.

Myst features six worlds, including the RIME Age which was not part of the original release, and with a multitude of puzzles and clues to uncover, Myst offers hours of adventurous gameplay. “In 3D, each scene jumps from the screen and really puts the player in the game!” said Manny Granillo, President of Hoplite Research.

“The original Myst for PC systems was a groundbreaking game that brought the fantasy-adventure genre to mainstream casual gaming,” said Ciciretto. “The new Myst honors that history by reintroducing this well-known franchise to younger generations.”

Myst is set to release on March 27, 2012 on Nintendo 3DS. The game is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more information, please visit

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User Comments (32)



SLiM said:

I never have played any of the Myst games. I'm sure they would look a lot cooler in 3D.



alLabouTandroiD said:

As much as i'm for both classic and new point & click adventures on the 3DS i can't see me getting this as a full priced retail game. It would be great for a very budget price or as an eShop download though.



DiggerandIndy said:

I remember my sister playing thr original version. She literally played that thing like the back of her hand. I wasn't as interested in the game personally.



SBOY said:

If they add nothings new (and RIME Age isn't new for me) in it it won't worth 40$ even if it's a great game... And I wish they'll work on the "glitch" that let you end the game in no time if you know somethings (I won't give any clue but there's a way to end it fast and in a "legal" way). Oh and they better work around the page you have to read because on the PS1 and PS2 they were hard to read...

@battLeToaD maybe not an eShop download but a budget game... If they came out with Raven (the first sequel of Myst) that would be an other things...



Freelance said:

Nooo! While it may or may not be true, I think Myst and their ilk ruined adventure gaming with those 1st person environments, no NPCs at all to talk to (so boring to adventure by yourself!), and horrible illogical puzzles that are worse than other adventure games.

Sierra and LucasArts made the best adventure games back in their day.



Takosuke said:

I jumped when I saw this title, all full of nostalgic joy...

...but then I realised that the first Myst isn't exactly the strongest in the series. Puzzles just aren't as satisfying to complete as in the later games, which REALLY reward you for slogging through difficult puzzles. And in terms of atmosphere it's trumped by its successors. If this was Riven or Exile they were talking about I'd buy that in a heartbeat.

I'd also love to see Lucasarts or Sierra get their classics on the 3DS.



Rensch said:

It's great, but you have to apprecaite this game. Wasn't the Rime Age in the fully rendered Real Myst version already?



Sam_Loser2 said:

I never understood this game on the DS, and eventually after just tapping away I somehow advanced to the next area completely on accident, with even less of a clue on how to continue or how I got there. Yeah, I didn't really like this game.



V8_Ninja said:

I'm kind-of intrigued by all of this. On one hand, MYST in 3D would look really pretty, and if the movement system was more similar to that of Real MYST I would totally buy this game. But on the other, MYST is an extremely confusing game that doesn't deserve anything above the $15 mark. This might be a good pick-it-up-used game.



Magi said:

My wife and I played this together. Now I wish I would have saved my notebook. We had diagrams and charts and all kinds of things written in it. Would be quite the interesting relic now methinks.



The_Ink_Pit_Ox said:

The game can be beaten in thirty seconds, but the idea is to complete the game. Myst is more like an interactive novel.



Monsti said:

I played it on my dad's computer as a kid....way too confusing back then, but (for the time) unbelievable graphics. Recently bought it on the App Store for my iphone and it's still fun



NX01Trekkie1992 said:

@Shinji, yes, but only if you look up the code to get to the end, you'd literally have to cheat to do that. That being said, I love Myst, and if it's a good port, I'll get this, honestly, I want to see Riven (second game in the franchise) ported, excellent game and a MUCH bigger scope that Myst, and a lot longer



Maggots said:

lets be honest the only reason any of us liked myst was because it was "AMAZZING" 3d graphics!!! ... the puzzles aren't all that memorable at all...



Beechbone said:

I remember playing Myst for the amzing atmosphere and punishing difficulty of its puzzles. I loved both.



Sneaker13 said:

Curious how the 3D effect looks, but it has to be a lot better gameplay wise in comparison to the DS version. I would really love more adventure though, just no ports anymore.



WaxxyOne said:

I really love the Myst series (you guys who think the game is confusing... it's a puzzle game. Confusion is practically the point), but I've played this game several times and I own the RealMyst version. I might rent it to check out the 3D appearance, I suppose.

Also, saying the game can be beat in 30 seconds is misleading. Yes, if you know the answer to the ending puzzle, you can start the game up and get to the ending very quickly. However, if you know the solution to the final puzzle you've either worked your way through all of the game's other puzzles, or you're cheating — which is kind of like accusing Super Mario Bros. of being too short because you've entered a Game Genie code that takes you right to the final Bowser battle with invincibility turned on.



RantingThespian said:

When the 3DS was confirmed, I actually sent an e-mail to Cyan saying that they should definitely get in on it, and that it could be amazing. I hope they do RIVEN in 3D. That would be even better!

I'm a big MYST fan, and I even have an age that me and some others are making for URU.



Henmii said:

Talking about relics from the past! It's quite some years ago since I last heard of this franchise. The franchise is as good as dead. This is just another port.



stromboli said:

Had this game for the PC in the 90's. Competing against the LucasArts and Sierra masterpieces, this was an odd pill. But I always came back and tried to understand what I was supposed to do. An interesting Adventure Game for sure, but difficult and puzzly.



Ducutzu said:

I am very excited about this game. I'd like to see more adventure games on the 3DS!



Ian_Daemon said:

"Myst III: Exile" was awesome. I never played the full games of 4 or 5. Myst 2 (Riven) was my least favorite of the four I played. (1, 2, 3, Uru)

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