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The modern gothic tale of Frank and Drake opens on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC

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Supernatural mystery, non-linear branching paths, modern gothic style and a ton of puzzles. That’s Frank and Drake on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC. 

Available today for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC players is Appnormals and Chorus Worldwide’s Frank and Drake. It’s a game that was previously destined for a 2022 launch. This is a narrative adventure like no other, focuses efforts on the titular cast as a whole ton of conspiracy is uncovered. 

An unlikely pairing

Priced at £19.99 from the Xbox Store, this one is playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Drop in and you’ll find that Frank and Drake puts two unlikely roommates at the centre of the action. And it is they who attempt to work together in order to uncover a strange conspiracy. 

The thing is, Frank and Drake lead vastly different lives. That plays out in the day/night cycle that is in place. Much of that is due to the solar allergy of Drake. What this means is that in order for things to play out in Frank and Drake, an asynchronous way of communicating comes to the fore. You’ll use that to solve the various puzzles that await. 

Frank and Drake is, above all else, a narrative adventure; one that follows modern gothic lines. With branching pathways front and centre, choice-based gameplay constantly popping up, and a range of dialogue options, those choices will be all the more prevalent. Consider the multiple endings, and that is amplified. 

Plenty of key features

There’s a lot going on in Frank and Drake, with all of the following sitting as the keyest of features.

  • Two extraordinary strangers – Frank and Drake are two extraordinary strangers brought together by unknown forces in a conspiracy that threatens them both. Sharing the same apartment, though destined never to meet, they must work together to uncover the mystery shrouding both their existences. Frank is the super of a run-down apartment block in Oriole City, worried he is losing his mind and what little remains of his connection to the world around him. Drake is allergic to sunlight and operates by night. Both experience visions and have unanswered questions about their pasts. Could the answers they seek be in these mysterious experiences? Their split existence means they must communicate via sticky notes left around the apartment. Despite this separation they must forge a relationship, uncover the mystery and survive.
  • One compelling conspiracy – Play both characters alternately: Frank during the day, Drake at night. What choices they make will affect what the other can do in the future. Though they must work separately, their fates are intertwined and depend on the trust and friendship they forge together. The game is set in Oriole City, a richly detailed and beautifully illustrated setting, full of mystery, remarkable characters, and secrets to unearth. Frank and Drake must explore these surroundings, solve puzzles and discover clues that will help them find the answers they desperately seek, to their respective troubled pasts.
  • What choices will you make? – The mystery unfolds via a branching narrative, where the choices you make will have a profound impact on the events Frank and Drake experience. Multiple playthroughs will be rewarded with the discovery of new perspectives on the story, as well as unique puzzles and mini-games. Which path will you choose? Will you discover all the secrets hidden in the world?

Buy Frank and Drake right now

Our full review of Frank and Drake on Xbox is fast approaching. In the meantime you can grab a copy of the game from the Xbox Store. It’s playable on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. How much? Yeah, it’s £19.99.

It’s also available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam

Game Description

Frank and Drake is the modern gothic fable that puts players at the heart of a supernatural mystery through its non-linear branching paths, mini-games and puzzles, and unique rotoscoped art. Take your time, explore and soak up every word.

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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