Help Kicksart The Localized PC Release of ‘Mysterious Cities of Gold’

Will you help “Mysterious Cities of Gold: Secret Paths,” based on the beloved French-Japanese anime, see an English-language release?

Developed by Paris-based Ynnis Interactive, “Mysterious Cities of Gold” adapts the 30-year-old animated series from Studio Pierrot (“Urusei Yatsura,” “Fushigi Yūgi”) and DIC Audiovisuel, which tells the story of Estaban, a young orphan in 1532 on a quest to the New World to learn the fate of his missing father and the truth about a fabled city of gold. Viewers of a certain age might remember the 39-episode series which ran here in the U.S. in the mid-80’s on Nickelodeon. It received a followup series in France during the 2012-2013 season.

Ynnis’s game is firmly set in the continuity of the original series, however, featuring some of the original voice work and music from “Mysterious Cities of Gold ’83” for the Wii U, 3DS, and iPhone/iPad versions of the game. The developer describes the game as a three-character puzzler featuring series heroes Esteban, Zia, and Tao, each of whom uses their unique skills to complete infiltration/exploration missions a la “The Lost Vikings.”