It had previously been announced for a PC release, but today the team at Modern Storyteller have confirmed that The Forgotten City will now also be coming to Xbox One.
A time loop mystery which drops us straight into an Ancient Roman city, The Forgotten City will be found releasing on Xbox One later in 2019, at the exact same time as the PC launch.
Brought to life in this re-imagining of the award-winning mod that has been downloaded more than 2 million times, the upcoming standalone game will feature reworked characters and narrative, new gameplay mechanics, and overhauled visuals and audio, with Unreal Engine 4 powering things along.
The redesigned metropolis will also be populated by new and fan-favourite characters, brought to life with professional voice acting and facial motion capture animations. Further to that, new twists, endings and a glorious orchestral score complete the revitalized experience.
About The Forgotten City:
Something supernatural lurks in the underground ruins of an ancient Roman city. Amidst the crumbling architecture lies a portal leading an unsuspecting adventurer back in time to join 26 trapped explorers on their last day alive. Life in this mythological paradise may seem idyllic, but a set of strict laws must be followed by every citizen, for if any one of them breaks a single rule, all of their lives will be snuffed out by an unknown force which turns them to gold. Cleverly exploit a time loop in the style of Russian Doll / Groundhog Day by interrogating diverse residents, gathering their secrets and putting together the pieces of a giant interpersonal puzzle. Staying one step ahead of fate, solve an ancient mystery to avert disaster and re-write history. The Forgotten City offers incredible freedom, rewarding only the savviest adventurers for making tough moral decisions and thinking laterally with the best of all possible endings.
“This version of The Forgotten City retains all the beloved gameplay elements from the original mod while upgrading pretty much everything,” said Nick Pearce, writer and creative director, Modern Storyteller. “We’ve overhauled the setting, characters and story in the hope that fans of the mod will enjoy the experience even more than they did the first time. This is the story I always wanted to tell.”
Should you be visiting PAX East in Boston between March 28th-31th 2019, then you’ll find The Forgotten City hidden away at booth 13121. If you want to explore issues that challenge our conception of morality including moral relativism, extremism, collective punishment and the psychosocial effects of mass surveillance, then you may well wish to take it in.
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