Quantic Dream’s upcoming PS3 game, Beyond: Two Souls, looks to build on the success of its previous title, suspense thriller Heavy Rain, with a touching story of a girl and her vengeful ghost ally. Beyond: Two Souls is stylistically inspired by its predecessor, but it ups the ante by blending event-triggered gameplay with more traditional action elements–as well as the ability to play either girl or ghost.
At the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 27, David Cage, CEO of Quantic Dream, displayed a half hour’s worth of footage from the upcoming videogame, Beyond: Two Souls (B2S). If you’ve experienced the cinematic style of QD’s previous game, Heavy Rain, you’d know why B2S is a natural fit for a film festival: Quantic Dream’s games tell stories, and the half hour of B2S tells the story of a girl whose invisible friend is actually a powerful and dangerous entity.
Quantic Dream has kept a tight lid on information about their upcoming PS3 game, Beyond: Two Souls. So far, we know that it’s about a young woman, Jodie (the phenomenal actress, Ellen Page), and an entity, Idan, that follows her wherever she goes. From what we’ve seen, it looked as if the game were a one-woman show. But Quantic Dream has revealed that Page has a co-star in Willem Dafoe.
It’s 2013. Do you know where your list of videogames for the coming year is? Wikipedia has one, and PC Gamer has a good one too, and they’re chock full o’ so many goodies, I have no idea how I’m going to play them all and have time to eat/bathe/dress/exercise/write/call my mother and father and let them know I’m still alive.
2010’s Heavy Rain wasn’t merely a PS3 game: It was an cinematic choose-your-own adventure with multiple outcomes, all of them awesome. According to Megagames, this multiple award-winning game sold 1.5 million units, four times more than Sony had estimated.