Sassybot have today released the launch trailer and announced the release date for their upcoming narrative game, Fragments of Him – and you won’t have to wait very long at all.
Arriving on PC come May 3rd 2016, Fragments of Him will arrive ‘shortly after’ on Xbox One. There will also be a PS4 version dropping later in the year.
Following the aftermath of Will’s sudden death, Fragments of Him tells how the lives of those close to him are affected by this loss. In the story-driven experience, players will get to walk alongside Will in the final moments of his life as well as through the memories of people who loved him. The game features stories from the lives of Will’s boyfriend Harry, who returns to an empty apartment filled with reminders of Will; Sarah, his ex-girlfriend who later became a good friend to the couple; and Mary, his grandmother feeling alone and betrayed by a society she barely recognises.
Moving through the world in the first-person, the story comes about from outside of the protagonists, creating a unique ‘second-person’ feel to the experience. It’s a tale of love, memories and hope and looks more than interesting. A rough time scale of 2.5 hours to play through it all might put a few people off though.
“We have been on an amazing journey since we started development at a game jam more than three years ago, and it is wonderful that players will soon be able to experience our story”, said Elwin Verploegen, co-founder of Sassybot. “We are regularly overwhelmed by how our audience is moved by the game, and how they appreciate a title combining emotional honesty on a difficult topic with such an uplifting ending.”
You’ll be able to pick up Fragments of Him on Steam (PC) for €19.99 / $19.99 / £ 14.99 with the Xbox One version coming in soon after.
Check out the new launch trailer below. We will of course let you know when the Xbox One date is finalised/confirmed/arrives!