Revolution Software has announced that Beyond A Steel Sky, the long awaited sequel to Beneath A Steel Sky, will be released tomorrow June 26th on Apple Arcade. The game will then be released at some point in July for PC via Steam. It has been 26 years since players last had the opportunity to step into Union City and explore the story of Robert Foster who is wandering the post apocalyptic wasteland to make things right for people. To mark the announcement Revolution Software released a brand new trailer for the Apple Arcade launch.
Both Charles Cecil, CEO of Revolution, and Dave Gibbons had things to say. Charles said:
“I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to team up with Dave Gibbons again and take Robert Foster back to Union City after all these years. This is an adventure game that should prove just as welcoming to newcomers as it does those loyal gamers who took on the original 26 years ago. We are particularly thrilled to be leading on Apple Arcade – with the PC version debuting on Steam shortly.”
“Revolution has built an excellent reputation for writing intelligent adventure games that combine high drama with humor – leaving players not sure whether to laugh, gasp or both.”
Dom got some hands on time with Beyond A Steel Sky, and he wrote.
While Beyond a Steel Sky certainly looks like a modern, 3D adventure game, this is still a point and click adventure through and through. Progress is made by talking to everyone, working your way through conversation trees, and working out how the items you’ve picked up can be put to use. It’s not the nonsensical sort of point and click either – there’s no Day of the Tentacle weirdness, at least not in the portion we played – and you can probably see where you’re supposed to be heading or what you’re trying to do in most instances.
Beyond a Steel Sky is shaping up to be a fantastic sci-fi adventure through Union City and its underbelly, with enjoyable performances and modern production values really putting this at the forefront of narrative adventures. The lackadaisical pace won’t be for everyone, but if you’re in the mood for some head scratching puzzling, in one of gaming’s classic settings, Beyond a Steel Sky is shaping up to be something special.
You can read the full Beyond a Steel Sky preview here.
Source: Press Release