National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets - "The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt" (lost promotional web game; 2007)
The homepage showcasing The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt for National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, presented by Mercedes-Benz.
The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt was a 2007 web game and promotional contest launched alongside Walt Disney Pictures' National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets, and presented by Mercedes-Benz. The webpage was once hosted on nationaltreasure.com, but now just redirects to the "Movies" page on the offical Disney website.
In the game, players were "able to drive the Mercedes C-Class in car chases and scavenger hunts or use its Mercedes-branded navigation system to play a puzzle game in virtual replicas of London and New York," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The promotion featured a partnership with Odyssey Marine Exploration, where players could pilot its Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) Zues, to find lost treasure aboard the Confederate vessel, the USS Republic.
Real treasure excavated from the Civil War-era ship were promised to contest winners, with the grand prize winner receiving a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class filled with the treasure of the USS Republic. The game is now no longer available to the public, and is currently unplayable.
- Archived version of the National Treasure website. Retrieved 01 Feb '20
- The Hollywood Reporter news article on The World's Biggest Treasure Hunt. Retrieved 01 Feb '20
- Marketing Movies news article on the web game. Retrieved 01 Feb '20