The unique looking game is all about self-reflection.
Today’s State of Play was, understandably, mostly about the big releases coming relatively soon. The Last of Us Part 2 got a date, for instance, that sucked a lot of air out the room. However, you got to take a little time out for what looks to be a potential gem of a game in the form of Arise: A Simple Story, the game from Techland publishing and the debuting Piccolo Studios.
The game was announced with a trailer, which you can see below. It has a cel-shaded look, and a story that begins where most stories end: with the death of the main character. He must navigate the surreal afterlife with whimsical action and platforming as he self-reflects on the life he lead, both the good and bad times. It definitely looks like quite the fun, if not maybe a little heady, way to end the year.
Arise: A Simple Story will release December 3rd for the PlayStation 4.