Australian indie developer Epiphany Games has just announced Majestic Nights (PC, Mac, iOS, Android) for release in late 2014, and it sounds downright awesome. It’s an isometric RPG with an emphasis on stealth gameplay, exploration and puzzle-solving, set during an alternate version of the eighties where big hair, neon and cheesy music still abide, but all the conspiracy theories are true. So its Baldur’s Gate meets the X-Files in Vice City, dressed as Sam Fisher. Maybe.
Players will control two characters - the fast-lipped loose cannon called John Q Cardholder who is “an intelligence operative who may or may not have been present at or even responsible for many of the biggest conspiracy events in history,” and a woman named Cal who is “a humble Private Investigator whose own past is shrouded in secrets unknown even to herself.” It sounds like you will be creeping around, uncovering clues, piecing together mysteries and unearthing government cover-ups… in legwarmers.
The below trailer doesn’t do a whole lot to define the gameplay, but we do know that it will follow the Telltale Games model of a six-episode season, with standalone titles that behave just as well on their own as they do a part of a larger story. We also know it as Nazi aliens, an original 80s themed soundtrack and “more truth than any other game.” A prequel Chapter Zero will release for free before Season 1 begins, and each episode is said to cost a nominal amount if you don’t want to jump straight in for a season pass.
In short, sounds fantastic. Epiphany has form on iOS complements of the fighter Runic Rumble, but are best known for the PC RTS Frozen Hearth. We’ll keep you posted as more news emerges.
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