Fancy heading back to the 19th Century to take in a tale of science, mystery and horror? Close to the Sun may well be the game for you!
Available to digitally download right now on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC, Close to the Sun comes direct from the team at Wired Productions and the developers at Storm in a Teacup to thrust you into a Tesla-fuelled world in the hope that answers can be given. Many, many answers to many many questions.
A price of £24.99 comes attached to the Xbox One download of Close to the Sun – and you can grab it from the Xbox Store – but from there on out you’ll discover yourself playing things out as Rose Archer, a young journalist who has stepped onto Tesla’s greatest concoction… the Helios.
As you would expect from any game that mixes a number of ideas though, what happens in Close to the Sun going forward is a bit of a mystery, as you attempt to uncover the weird goings on from within.
“We’re obviously delighted to be able to finally bring Close to the Sun to our console fanbase,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director at Wired Productions. “The horror elements of the narrative and exploratory nature of the gameplay, alongside the totally emersion that only a first-person adventure can bring, lend themselves perfectly to the PS4, Xbox One and Switch. As such we can’t wait to unmoor the game across digital and retail to players around the world.”
Our full review of Close to the Sun is fast approaching so make sure you keep an eye out for it should you wish to know more about how things play out. For now though, that Xbox Store, the PlayStation Store, and the Nintendo eShop will sort you out. You’ll also find the game hotly available on the Epic Games Store for PC.
It’s 1897. Deep in international waters, the Helios stands still. Dark clouds loom overhead as unforgiving waves crash against the hull. Colossal effigies of gold, decorated with magnificent finery, stretch as far as the eye can see. Born of Nikola Tesla’s vision, the Helios serves as a haven for the greatest scientific minds. An unbound utopia for research, independent from state and isolated from the gaze of society. Free to push the boundaries of matter and time. Journalist Rose Archer steps aboard the Helios in search of her sister Ada. She quickly discovers not all is as it seems. Grand halls stand empty. The stench of rotting flesh lingers in the air. Silence. A single word is painted across the entrance… QUARANTINE!