Encore and Microbe's next game they are planning on releasing together is Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy
, where you will take the part of the prophet's daughter, who is trying to decipher a prophecy that implies the royal family will start dying off. When it starts to come true, the Queen approaches Nostradamus and asks him to decipher the cause for the deaths. Unfortunately, because Nostradamus is sickly and near death, he cannot actually help in the investigation. Instead, he asks Madeleine (his daughter) to look into the matter.
The problem is, Madeleine is a woman, and considering the time period, this means she won't really get a lot of useful information from the characters, despite her extensive investigatory abilities. So she decides to dress like her brother, Cesar, and she starts to get a lot more answers. During the game's investigation, you will have to switch between both the male and female personas frequently in order to get different reactions.
In the demo we got to participate in, we got to investigate the first death. At first glance, it appears that a bookshelf fell on the librarian and killed him, and that is what the police's initial investigation says. But upon closer examination (simply moving the bookcase for instance), it becomes obvious that there is something more underhanded going on.
Another segment demonstrates some of the game's frequent timed events. Here, we had to go into a cave, examine an object and grab a shield in order to save an imminent cave-in. If you do the sequence in the wrong order, then you won't have what you need when the ceiling starts to collapse. Like the Dracula 3 screenshots, you can find better (and more) pics of The Last Prophacy at this flickr page.