Having a think about it, I'm certain that you're right. They would have to "big-up" the power of the Staff of Moses/Aaron a little, as having Indy and the Nazis chase after a 3000-year-old stick is slightly silly.
Still, I was certain enough to put it as news over at mixnmojo.com and indyjones.net!
Location: An abandoned disco hall in Good Ol' Loosiana.
The Technology Behind Indy 2007
Well, that new Indy game is around the corner, and what with the new movie there's going to be some excitment, But back on topic..
The Technology running this game into the future will be Ephoria if you haven't heard (but you probably knew that). Yes, that's the same Tech. running GTA4. This new, as they say,"BioMechanical A.I." will givethe player a new fill for things because every thing's going to be fresh and not animated. In other words... this things going to be run by itself with no animation,. The A.I. has an Endoskeleton and nervous system so that every reaction is new everytime! things like, pushing a guy up against a car will get you a different throw and result every time. What I want to know is that, Are they going to tweak things up or are they going to leave it. Because those physics are wicked, though the gravity seems exagerated. Hopefully they can "whip" things into shape...LOL (sorry, coudn't resist that one.)
The Staff of Aaron (most likely to be called The Staff of Moses) helped cause the Ten Plagues of Egypt and parted the Red Sea. For all intents and purposes, it is a Wizard's Staff powered by God. If I was going to write the game's story, I'd suggest that the Staff has been handed down through the ages and has caused all the major viral outbreaks in history, like the Black Death.
The downside? Unlike Holy Grail or Ark of the Covenant there is no location recorded, nor any hints, about its current whereabouts. And it's just a big stick.
It's been used once before, in Max McCoy's Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Sphinx, but it wasn't even the main MacGuffin!
EDIT: P.S. Yes, sorry, I should really have properly linked to those two sites considering I put them up!
quote: "Also, your group will view the character concept paintings and original models
created for ‘Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings’
And for the fun part: how about a quick demo of character animation for Indiana
Jones game, at my workstation and a sneak peek of the current Indiana Jones
So... anybody here planning on bidding? I like the sound of 'large concept paintings.'