Genre: platformer Developer: Out of the blue Platform: PC and “consoles” release: 2022
Arcadia, the eponymous metropolis from American Arcadia, could be a lovely spot to live in. Luxury and comfort reign supreme, but there’s something the residents don’t know: They’re part of a reality TV show that runs almost 24/7 – and if the people watching TV don’t like a person, they have to these die.
Escape from Arcadia
It’s all about this: A new trailer for the game, which was previously announced, was shown at the Summer Game Fest. The video first introduces us to the deceptively idyllic town of Arcadia, where, as one TV announcer explains, “technology and science go hand in hand with fun and entertainment.”
Here you can get a picture of Arcadia for yourself:
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Indeed, Arcadia looks inviting at first, but then we learn that this metropolis broadcasts 20 hours a day and that a “subject is on the run”. The control screens show this “subject”: Trevor, one of the two playable characters. He gave himself a wild chase with law enforcement officers and drones.
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Two different playstyles: We also hear the voice that helps him in his attempt to escape. On the Steam page of the game we learn that we control two different characters who play themselves in very different ways. With one character we can expect 2.5 D platforming action, including sneak passages and puzzles, with the other a 3D game from the first person perspective, where we have to hack, explore and also puzzle.
American Arcadia is coming to PC and consoles soon. So we can expect a release this year. Which consoles are meant has not yet been explained in detail.
What do you say: can the trailer pick you up or is it not for you?