Reflector Entertainment may be a new name, but they’ve gathered up enough top quality talent to allow them to focus on gaming experiences which revolve around the creation of Storyworlds, expansive universes, and the need to tell richer, deeper stories that connect with fans everywhere. How are they going about that? Well, they’re revealing Unknown 9: Awakening for PC and next gen consoles. Just by the teaser trailer, it’s a pretty damn good place to start.
Teased as Gamescom digitally kicks off, Unknown 9: Awakening begins to peel back what Reflector Entertainment are all about, delivering their first storyworld, featuring a videogame, podcast, novel series, a digital interactive experience and much more.
The teaser trailer for the studio’s first video game, Unknown 9: Awakening is the most exciting place to start and this is in development for both PC and next gen consoles – I think we’d be safe to say that would include Xbox Series X and PS5 at a very minimum. The game represents the tentpole of a much larger content ecosystem that is being built around the ambitious Unknown 9 Storyworld, yet it is now that the studio is inviting everyone to delve into the world of Unknown 9, with a first look at the new teaser trailer for the video game that is set to release in 2021.
A third person narrative-driven action-adventure game, the teaser delivers a first look at its protagonist, Haroona, and a glimpse into her Fold abilities. Raised on the streets of Kolkata, India and haunted by visions of her own death, Haroona struggles to understand her mysterious innate abilities to manipulate the unseen. A mentor soon helps Haroona hone her gifts, teaches her to access the mysterious hidden dimension known as The Fold and propels her on a journey to unlock the mysteries of this new realm.
“Unknown 9: Awakening is Reflector’s first game. It’s a passion project being undertaken by a small team of industry veterans that want to do things differently,” says Alexandre Amancio, CEO at Reflector Entertainment. “Our game features a complex heroine that must come to terms with who she is. The game is set in the Unknown 9 universe, a modern Storyworld that centers on humanity being on the edge of either transcendence or self-destruction.”
It’s not just going to be about the game though and the broader Unknown 9 universe features interconnected media and content offerings with intersecting characters and storylines that form a rich and immersive Storyworld – including a mystery-thriller novel by bestselling author Layton Green entitled Unknown 9: Genesis, an original podcast called Unknown 9: Out of Sight, and a comic book, Unknown 9: Torment. These various offerings will all come about as standalone products, but when experienced as a whole, they form a broader narrative and lead to a greater appreciation of the mysterious Unknown 9 universe.
If you’re excited by what Reflector and Unknown 9 look to bring, and wish to know more, then as soon as you’ve spent time with the teaser trailer below, get over to unknown9.com and participate in the Unknown 9: Chapters – they are an interactive, community-driven experience, created by Montreal studio Alice & Smith, that lets fans decipher mysteries of the Unknown 9 universe. It is there where you will also gain access to parts of the novel, podcast, & comic book for free for a limited time.
As always, let us know what you think of Unknown 9 by dropping into the comments. We’ll be sure to continue to bring you development progress in the build up to launch on PC and next gen in 2021.