After an announcement in April, right this moment’s Summer time Recreation Fest presentation gave us a extra in-depth take a look at American Arcadia, the brand new sport from Out of the Blue Video games, the makers of Name of the Sea.
Gamers management Trevor Hills, a resident of an odd metropolis name Arcadia, a seemingly futuristic utopia (rooted in Seventies design sensibility) wherein every thing appears clear and progressive. Nonetheless, town’s pristine look is an phantasm, as the whole factor is a actuality TV present for folks to observe from the surface, wherein one’s reputation can tank and put your precise life in danger.
Trevor is on the run from the fixed surveillance, resulting in what appears like plenty of frantic chase scenes. In some, he’s being watched by floating drones which might be monitoring and recording his actions. In one other sequence, we see Trevor desperately making an attempt to remain forward of police or safety which might be making an attempt to take him in. And in one more gameplay second, he makes a death-defying leap from a excessive platform dive right into a pool far under.
Because the trailer wraps up, the story pans out to somebody apparently exterior of Arcadia, trying on the domed metropolis from its exterior, vowing to assist get him out of there. In truth, this transient sequence is consultant of the opposite important pillar of gameplay, wherein you management a 3D first-person expertise that features hacking and puzzles.
American Arcadia clearly attracts greater than just a bit little bit of inspiration from the basic movie, The Truman Present. However the added Seventies aesthetic and give attention to man-on-the-run motion offers it a singular vibe. And satirizing or commenting on the questionable values of actuality TV actually appears like a well timed topic.
Revealed by Uncooked Fury, American Arcadia is heading to console and PCs at a yet-to-be introduced future date. Try the total trailer under.