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Sep 02, 2021

Microids and Revolution Software to release Beyond a Steel Sky on November 30th to consoles

From Press Release:

Paris – September 2nd, 2021 – Studio Revolution Software, creators of the popular Broken Sword series, and publisher Microids, are delighted to announce that Beyond a Steel Sky will launch November 30 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles and Nintendo Switch.

From Charles Cecil, creator of the Broken Sword series, with art direction by Dave Gibbons, legendary comic book artist behind Watchmen, Beyond A Steel Sky is the spiritual successor to the classic Beneath a Steel Sky, launched more than two decades ago

Beyond a Steel Sky stands as a thrilling story of loyalty and redemption set in an eerie and terrifying world of AI-driven social controls. Set a decade after the events of the first game, Beyond a Steel Sky immerses players once again in the captivating Union City – a dystopian cyberpunk city full of mysterious, sinister secrets.

With Dave Gibbons’s breathtaking comicbook art style, the game is a hugely ambitious adventure which redefines the genre by allowing the player to subvert the world, populated by AI-driven characters, with interesting solutions to puzzles emerging from their actions.

Key features:

  • A fascinating sci-fi world – An adventure set within a dynamic world, populated by willful characters driven by motivations that the player can subvert. In combination with a unique hacking tool, multiple solutions to puzzles emerge from player choices.

  • A thrilling story full of humor – Unravel dark conspiracies, defeat a terrifying antagonist in this dramatic, humorous, cyberpunk thriller, which explores contemporary themes: social control, AI, and total surveillance.

  • A unique 3D comic book art style – A beautifully detailed, comic-book styled world, from the mind of legendary comic artist Dave Gibbons.

  • Ingenious puzzles – Intelligent puzzles are interwoven with an intriguing dramatic narrative to deliver a compelling gameplay experience.

“I am thrilled to be able to open the gates to Union City once more, and welcome console players to Beyond a Steel Sky which launches this winter.” says Charles Cecil, Founder and CEO of Revolution Software. “It has been a pleasure and privilege to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Dave Gibbons again in bringing Robert Foster back after an absence of two decades – and what an extraordinary change there has been!”

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Check out the game’s Beyond a Steel Book and Utopia Editions!

Participating retailers will offer a set of exclusive bonuses for all retail pre-orders, including:

  • An exclusive physical Foster Enamel Pin

  • A 50-page digital Artbook

  • 2 Comics from Dave Gibbons (in digital format)

Here is the content of the Utopia Edition:

  • A Unique Collector’s Box

  • An Exclusive Hologram Lamp

  • An Exclusive Steelbook® featuring comic artwork from Dave Gibbons

  • A 50-page Mini Artbook

  • The game on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch

  • The game’s Original Soundtrack (digital format)

  • 5 Holo-ad Cards

  • Exchangeable Dog Tags (keychain & necklace)

  • A Sticker Sheet

  • An Enamel Pin

  • 2 XXL Premium Stickers

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And there’s more!

Participating retailers will offer a set of exclusive bonuses for all retail pre-orders, including:

  • An exclusive physical Foster Enamel Pin

  • A 50-page digital Artbook

  • 2 Comics from Dave Gibbons (in digital format)

*Bonuses available for pre-orders at participating retailers and locations.
See retailers for availability and details.

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