Publisher and co-producer ARTE alongside indie game studio La Belle Games have revealed the release date for their story-driven adventure game The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature. On Halloween Day, October 31, the game will be released on PC and Mac-via Steam, and then will release sometime soon for mobile platforms in November. Also, ARTE is bringing the Nintendo Switch version of the adventure in Q1 2020.
Inspired by the original Frankenstein novel by Mary Shelley, and set in a beautiful watercolor version of Europe, The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature will have players create craft their own Frankenstein tale as they play as Frankenstein’s Creature, a being with no memory or past, and go on a mesmerizing, fairytale-like adventure. In true Frankenstein fashion, the main character is but an empty, new soul and knows nothing of what life is like. While trying to figure out the world, the player also needs to put the pieces together about the creature’s past, like how it even ended up in the world to begin.
Depending on the decisions made by the player, the landscape and the soundtrack will evolve throughout the game. The handcrafted watercolor environments, three years in the making, change from light and colorful to dark and moody, making The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature have an always-changing emotional atmosphere.
“We wanted to bring the iconic scenes of the novel to life in The Wanderer: Frankenstein’s Creature, seeing every level as an evolving painting inspired by the romantic era,” said Cédric Bache, Producer at La Belle Games (via a press release). “The book isn’t about the monster that we know from popular culture, but about what it means to be human. When a child’s soul is part of an adult body, and that child doesn’t understand the way the world works.”
During GDC 2019, we took a stroll through the game and found that it gave us the power to be the Frankenstein we really wanted to be. Give our preview a read for more details.
Before going on your very own epic Frankenstein adventure, go on an itty-bitty one by checking out the teaser trailer and a slew of screenshots below:
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