Beyond a Steel Sky once again brings together Broken Sword series creator Charles Cecil and art by Dave Gibbons – the renowned artist behind Watchmen.
As the name suggests, itâ€™s a successor to the 1994 sci-fi point â€˜n clicker Beneath a Steel Sky. The latest trailer just dropped, revealing a 30th November release date for consoles.
A story of loyalty and redemption, itâ€™s set a decade after the events of the first game and once again takes place in Union City, a dystopian cyberpunk city populated by AI characters. Puzzle-solving will play a big part, with multiple ways to overcome obstacles, such as hacking.
â€œI am thrilled to be able to open the gates to Union City once more, and welcome console players to Beyond a Steel Sky which launches this winter.â€ says Charles Cecil.
He continues: â€œIt has been a pleasure and privilege to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Dave Gibbons again in bringing Robert Foster back after an absence of two decades – and what an extraordinary change there has been!â€
The Steel Book Edition â€“ published by Microids â€“ will include a steel book with Dave Gibbonsâ€™ artwork, stickers, and a digital soundtrack. The Utopia Edition, meanwhile, goes all-in. Packaged in a collectorâ€™s box, itâ€™ll include a hologram lamp, the steel book, a 50-page art book, a digital soundtrack, 5 holo-art cards, dog tags, a sticker sheet, an enamel pin and two XXL stickers.
Participating retailers will additionally offer pre-order bonuses, including an exclusive enamel pin, a 50-page digital artbook and two digital Dave Gibbons comics.