When you think of the animation of Wallace and Gromit, painterly and atmospheric is probably not what you think of. Nevertheless, Aardman Studios, Bandai Namco, and developer DigixArt are collaborating on a new narrative adventure game set in World War I that sounds like a far cry from the comedic, claymation series.
Called 11-11: Memories Retold, the game focuses on storytelling and tone, rather than combat. Bandai has provided few details regarding its gameplay yet, although it says that it’ll be fairly unconventional. From the first press release, it sounds somewhat similar to Ubisoft’s Valiant Hearts.
Journey back to World War I, the War to End All Wars and follow the story of two soldiers brought together in the most unlikely of circumstances. Look for more info on 11-11 Memories Retold (X1, PS4, PC) soon. #11-11 pic.twitter.com/LJgBNrMYXe
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) April 25, 2018
“From the painted style to the emotional journey we create for the player to revive their heritage, we are pushing the boundaries of what a game can be and hope it will leave a mark on you,” DigixArt stated in a press release.
You can see the first trailer in the embed above. Although sparse on specifics, it does give a glimpse of what you can expect from the art style. True to Bandai’s word, the game looks very painting-like, and it’ll be interesting to see what the game’s character animations will be like.
11-11: Memories Retold is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC, although no release date has been provided yet. If we were to speculate, though, we’d guess that November 11 would be a good day to launch, considering it’s in the game’s title. The title almost certainly references the 11/11/1918 armistice agreement ending the war, too, so if it came out this year, the game would launch on the 100th anniversary of the armistice.
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Author: Alex Newhouse
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