20 May 2021, Warsaw Poland | Publisher Untold Tales and developer The Brotherhood have confirmed that all PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions of the upcoming sci-fi adventure game BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION will come with a free 80+ page digital art book plus the full soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon, most notable for his works on DOOM, Prey and Wolfenstein.
To showcase some of the world and rich details in the game, that is also extensively covered in the artbook, the team have released 2 additional video assets to highlight what makes BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION tick.
Photogrammetry Video https://youtu.be/pNKDh3xgDdg
First off, Creative Director Chris Bischoff collected some of his favorite cutscenes that he single-handily created to bring people ever closer to the captivating African sci-fi world the team created.
“Whenever other developers ask us how we were able to justify the time and effort spent making these cutscenes for the game, I ask them ‘Do you remember the cutscenes in StarCraft?” and they immediately get it. I grew up playing that game and can remember every story scene to this day. They sucked you into the world even deeper or made the characters feel more tangible, and that’s exactly what I wanted to do here with Beautiful Desolation.” Chris Bischoff, Creative Director, The Brotherhood
And finally, a behind-scenes video showcasing how the team used photogrammetry to build their vision of a sci-fi African apocalypse. Part of what makes BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION so special to the South African developers is how they were able to put actual pieces of Africa into the levels, art and characters using this method.
BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION comes out on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on May 28th, 2021 and can be pre-order on Nintendo Switch for 10% off.
27 May, 2021 – Warsaw, Poland | A new console launch trailer for BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION has been released just before the game’s Friday, May 28th debut on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Starting on Friday the game will go live on the eShop and PS Store at the following times:
Nintendo eShop US: 9:00 am PDT / 12:00pm EDT
Nintendo eShop EU: 3:00 pm CET / 2:00 pm BST
PlayStation Store: Midnight roll out in each country / time zone
AN EPIC SCI-FI ADVENTURE LIKE NO OTHER
You are flung into a futuristic, alternate-reality South Africa dominated by advanced alien technology that’s both revered and reviled. Explore, solve puzzles, make key dialogue choices and be prepared to face tough decisions in a sci-fi setting left pretty much untouched by other games. From thriving African sci-fi villages to crumbling tropical cities. Mutated forests and bone-dry ocean beds – all beautifully rendered in 2D isometric art.
UNFORGETTABLE FACES ALL FULLY VOICED
Humanity as you know it has been reshaped, something most evident from the characters in BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION. Technology and sentient life have become totally blurred. Religious zealot mechs run rife. Humans willingly stripped of their flesh for immortality. Trans-humanistic tribes warring for power. And ruthless alien-like hunter mercenaries roaming the grasslands – to name but a few. Meet and interact with over 40 unique and bizarre characters, each fully voiced by authentic African voice actors, with thousands of lines of dialogue and multiple conversation paths. Additionally, CGI cutscenes are strewn throughout the story to bring you even closer to this enthralling sci-fi world and its characters.
MASTERFUL MUSIC SCORE
BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION features a vibrant and highly experimental soundtrack by none other than Mick Gordon, known for his work on DOOM®, Prey®, and Wolfenstein®.
REVAMPED FOR CONSOLE CONTROLLERS
Controls, UI and movement have all been fully redone to work intuitively on console controllers. Experience a true gem from the PC adventure genre now with the use of your console’s gamepad.
FREE DIGITAL ARTBOOK AND SOUNDTRACK
80+ pages of high-resolution art and all 18 tracks of the official soundtrack included as a free digital download.