It’s time for an epic journey. I’m delighted to substantiate that Little Orpheus, the newest journey from The Chinese language Room, is now out there on Xbox One and Xbox Sequence X|S.
Having beforehand developed titles comparable to Pricey Esther and Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, Little Orpheus is a brand new kind of recreation for us right here at The Chinese language Room.
Set within the Nineteen Sixties, Little Orpheus is a subterranean twist on the 20 th century House Race: a fantastical technicolor side-scrolling journey that throws you right into a quest to seek out the middle of the Earth.
Little Orpheus has already gained quite a few accolades together with the Apple Design ‘Finest Recreation: Delight and Enjoyable’ award and Pocket Gamer’s ‘Finest Platform Recreation’ award, and we’re proud to lastly welcome Xbox gamers to our journey. Earlier than you start your quest, listed below are 5 the explanation why Little Orpheus is a journey like no different.
An Unforgettable Story
Think about ‘Journey to the Heart of the Earth’ crossed with ‘The Land That Time Forgot’, and a touch of ‘Flash Gordon’, and you’ve got a superb approximation of Little Orpheus. On this extraordinary story instructed throughout 9 narrative episodes, you comply with the journey of Soviet cosmonaut Ivan, who descends into an extinct volcano to find a complete new world the place dinosaurs nonetheless roam.
Little Orpheus sees Ivan explaining his previous adventures to the intimidating Common Yurkovoi by reliving his journey into the Earth’s core, the place he found greater than he bargained for. You’ll get to see stunning places, meet attention-grabbing creatures, and naturally, benefit from the witty back-and-forth narrative between the 2 characters as Ivan makes an attempt to spin a yarn of epic proportions and Yorkovoi disbelievingly interrogates our hero.
Our inventive director Dan Pinchbeck went to extraordinary lengths when researching accuracy and tone. The ultimate script is full of real-life references and nods to little-known patches of historical past and legend.
Tonally talking, traditional lost-world books from the likes of Jules Verne and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle kind a part of the sport’s genesis, as do Ray Harryhausen films, however our inspirations stretch far past. We absorbed Nineteen Thirties Republic Footage serials comparable to ‘Flash Gordon’ and ‘Undersea Kingdom’, that are full of cliff-hangers and subsequent unlikely escapes, in addition to the 1936 Soviet science fiction movie ‘Cosmic Voyage’. Books comparable to ‘Monday Begins on Saturday’ by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky and ‘Plutonia’ by Vladimir Obruchev, amongst others, additionally helped form our recreation.
Its Humorous Appeal
Little Orpheus doesn’t take itself too significantly. How may it once you’re hiding from a ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex inside a human-sized egg, or speaking about… milking chickens?
We labored arduous so as to add mischief and comical one-liners as you discover these unusual locales with Ivan, who has a behavior of speaking himself into hassle. Whether or not you’re a giant child, slightly child taking part in solo, or passing the controller amongst household and pals for a night of gaming enjoyable, our aim is for Little Orpheus to place a smile in your face.
The Awe-Inspiring Environments
In relation to exploring beautiful places, Little Orpheus is aware of no bounds. Our journey options 9 distinctive, beautiful environments so that you can decide via, that includes historical underground temples of misplaced civilizations, prehistoric jungles teeming with harmful predators, deep sea kingdoms, and even environments nested excessive above the clouds.
Each location feels totally different from the remainder, with Ivan coming face-to-face with new and mysterious creatures in every chapter. Higher nonetheless, every locale accommodates a number of collectibles so that you can uncover once you replay the sport.
He’s the star of the present (properly, recreation) and what’s to not love about our protagonist Ivan Ivanovich? We named him after the doll used within the House Race’s Vostok Program; his title is the Russian equal of “John Doe”.
An unlikely hero, however a hero nonetheless, Ivan has a way of innocence about him that we hope gamers will join with. We additionally need you to chuckle alongside along with his comical actions and jokes that make gentle of difficult conditions… and there are many these, for certain.
Tasked with exploring the middle of the Earth, Ivan boldly goes the place no man has gone earlier than, fairly actually, earlier than disappearing. We be part of him three years on, when he finds himself in a secret bunker attempting to clarify the place he’s been all these years and the way, the truth is, he allegedly saved the world…
The Catchy Tunes
A giant a part of constructing the ambiance and setting the tone for any recreation is the music. For Little Orpheus we’re as soon as once more blessed to current a rating from BAFTA-winning composer Jessica Curry and Jim Fowler.
The right complement to Little Orpheus’s numerous vary of other-worldly environments, the soundtrack is a mash up of all types of feelings – triumph, creativeness, hazard, and above all, journey.
All of us right here at The Chinese language Room hope you benefit from the definitive version of Little Orpheus, our award-winning journey releasing on Xbox One and Xbox Sequence X|S beginning at this time.
This definitive version of the multiple-award-winning hit by grasp storytellers The Chinese language Room is remastered and consists of all bonus content material of the unique.
Little Orpheus is a technicolor side-scrolling journey recreation impressed by traditional films like Flash Gordon, Sinbad and The Land that Time Forgot. Be a part of our daring but hapless hero Comrade Ivan Ivanovich as he explores misplaced civilizations, undersea kingdoms, prehistoric jungles and lands past creativeness. Gasp as he battles the subhuman tribe of the Menkv and escapes the clutches of dreadful monsters! Cheer as he triumphs over not possible odds and untold risks within the subterranean worlds!
With beautiful visuals, sensible appearing and a world-class rating, Little Orpheus is a subterranean epic you’ll always remember. Comrades, to the middle!