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  Return to Union City: Revolution Software’s cyberpunk adventure ‘Beyond a Steel Sky’ hits Apple Arcade tomorrow with PC to follow in July
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06/25/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

York, 25th June 2020 - ‬Revolution Software is excited to announce Beyond a Steel Sky - the long-awaited follow-up to classic ‘90s dystopian cyberpunk adventure Beneath a Steel Sky - is available tomorrow on Apple Arcade. The game will also launch on Steam in July.

To view the latest Apple Arcade launch trailer for Beyond a Steel Sky, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrkN1IaJXuA&feature=youtu.be

Tapping up the talents of legendary comic book artist Dave Gibbons (co-creator and artist behind seminal graphic novel Watchmen) once more, Revolution’s Beyond a Steel Sky gives players the opportunity to take their first steps inside Union City for the first time since dystopian cyberpunk adventure Beneath a Steel Sky back in 1994.

Beyond a Steel Sky stands as a thrilling story of loyalty and redemption set in an eery and terrifying world of AI-driven social controls. As can be expected of a Revolution adventure, the tale is woven with the studio's signature humour, supported by Gibbons' acclaimed artistic style.

“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.” says Charles Cecil, Founder and CEO of Revolution Software”.  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,” says Dave Gibbons. “ I am thrilled with how Beyond a Steel Sky has turned out - it surpasses my expectations in every way”.  

Beyond a Steel Sky is a hugely ambitious adventure in which intelligent, humorous emergent gameplay drives an edgy narrative. Very much an adventure, the game is set in a dynamic world that will respond to – and be subverted by – the player’s actions. The game characters, driven by advanced AI tech, are willful and motivated: their intelligent responses allow interesting, emergent solutions to puzzles and obstacles. The culmination of Revolution’s 30 years of developing adventure games, Beyond a Steel Sky evolves and redefines the adventure genre. 

It's a project that's been on the minds of both Cecil and Gibbons for many years, but one they felt needed the right real world moment to do it justice.

Beyond a Steel Sky features:

  • A unique, rich game experience interwoven with a deep narrative.

  • A story that enables players to meaningfully effect and subvert the gameworld and its characters.

  • Elegantly simple, intuitive controls that allow complex situations to emerge, offering a gameplay experience that will appeal to the novice as well as the experienced gamer.

  • Custom-written cutting-edge graphics technology delivers a beautiful, realtime, comic-book-styled world in HDR & 4K to complement the artwork of Dave Gibbons.

  • Original motion comic book created by Dave Gibbons.

 

Beyond a Steel Sky is available on Apple Arcade from tomorrow. It will also launch on Steam in July

Assets can be downloaded from: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FWLKt3J6ekHSS-9qduHA_lQ8NnUvZI9p

For the latest news on Revolution and Beyond a Steel Sky, please visit:

 

-‭ ‬ENDS‭ ‬-

 

 

For more details,‭ ‬please contact:

UK

Stefano Petrullo – Renaissance PR

[email protected] +44 (0) 7828 692 315

[email protected] +44 (0) 7834 237322

North America

Vincent Gallopain - XOGO Consulting (North America)

[email protected] +1 323 898 9891

About Revolution Software:

Founded in 1990, Revolution is a world-leading developer / publisher of narrative-driven adventure video games with titles such as the Broken Sword series, Beneath a Steel Sky and numerous major licenses. The company is a pioneer of digital self-publishing. 

Having achieved sales of over $100 million and been played by over 10 million players, Revolution’s Broken Sword series is one of the world's best loved adventure series. In 2011 Broken Sword – Director’s Cut went to #1 on the Apple App store in every major European territory, achieved 5 million downloads, and ‘Broken Sword’ was one of the world’s top 10 most Tweeted keywords. The game still has a metacritic rating of 91% (iPhone). Broken Sword 5 – the Serpent’s Curse, which was successfully crowdfunded in 2012, builds on this rich heritage.

Beyond a Steel Sky was announced in March 2019.