Beautiful Desolation, an upcoming adventure game, is set for release on May 28th. More than that, however; publisher Untold Tales and developer The Brotherhood have confirmed that all PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions will come with a free 80+ page digital artbook, plus the full soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon – most notable for his works on Doom, Prey and Wolfenstein.
In order to demonstrate some of the world and rich details in the game, which can also be viewed in the artbook, the teams have released two additional video assets to highlight what makes Beautiful Desolation so special.
First and foremost, Creative Director Chris Bischoff collected some of his favourite cutscenes that he single handedly created to bring people that much 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 secondly, a behind-the-scenes video showcasing how the team used photogrammetry to build their vision of a sci-fi African apocalypse. Part of what brings Beautiful Desolation so close to the heart of the South African developers is how they were able to put actual pieces of Africa into the levels, art and characters themselves using this method.
See what’s inside this beating African heart when Beautiful Desolation released on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on May 28th!
The game can also be pre-ordered on Nintendo Switch for 10% off.