It’s been a few months since Wales Interactive hit the headlines with the super scary Maid of Sker – a game that you should be playing this Halloween. But next up in their quest to be the undisputed champions of the FMV scene is a game that is about as far removed from Sker as possible – Five Dates. Today we have confirmation of the release date along with a new trailer.
In Five Dates, finding love is a numbers game, as we join Vinny, a millennial from London who is on the hunt for a new date. Working as a completely live-action interactive rom-com, Five Dates was conceptualized, filmed and developed during lockdown, with the director, producer and developers behind The Complex at the helm.
Releasing on PC and Mac come November 17th 2020, with an Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch launch promised shortly after, in Five Dates we follow the life of Vinny as he joins a new dating app, swiping left, swiping right, and matching up with multiple females in the process. With five potential dates in hand, it is up to you to help Vinny explore their compatibility, their chemistry and their connection with one another all whilst lockdown and a lack of physical touch is prevalent.
Each of his potential dates will come with wildly different personalities, and it’ll be up to you to make the toughest of decisions, working through the unpredictable modern dating world in the hope that Vinny can find love. Just prepare for some pretty unexpected truths.
Relationship scores will be calculated depending on your actions, and with a host of varying scenarios and plenty of consequences, more than 10 concluding scenes have been promised by Wales Interactive. Throw in more than seven hours of filmed footage, and you’ve got your usual every day FMV, with a twist.
Richard Pring, Executive Producer/Co-Founder, Wales Interactive said: “During these trying times, we are really excited to be collaborating with Good Gate Media to bring a modern British rom-com to PC and consoles. Building on our extensive experience of interactive movies and video game development, we’re proud to be introducing FMV to a brand-new genre! We’re once again using our WIST scripting tool, bringing choice-based mechanics alongside our signature relationship-tracking system — this coupled with a diverse cast and top talent in acting, promises to be a unique and exciting experience for all to enjoy.”
John Giwa-Amu of Good Gate Media said: “Five Dates is the world’s first live action interactive rom-com aimed at Millennials and Gen-Z. The world needs a dose of warm and funny right now and we hope it’ll spark some new ideas for romance for those who play.”
If you fancy giving Five Dates a swipe on Steam, then November 17th is the date you are looking for. We’ll be sure to update this piece as and when that console drop is confirmed – Wales Interactive are promising it’ll be shortly after that PC release. Whilst you’re waiting though, go and give the trailer below a watch. Let us know what you think too. The comments section is down below.