Coming from Milanese developer Lunar Great Wall Studios, Another Sight is a steampunk fantasy adventure game set in Victorian London that follows a girl, Kit, who loses her sight and goes on a journey 'beyond sight and the real world' with her cat, Hodge. Teamwork is the name of the game as Kit comes to rely on her companion to guide her through the surreal world.
Inspired by Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, in the course of this puzzle platformer the pair stumble upon a hidden society of the world luminaries such as Claude Monet, Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. In the official blurb the makers highlight the following features to look out for:
AN EMOTIVE ADVENTURE – A story about a girl and her cat companion on a journey beyond sight and the real world. A tale of affection and intrigue is woven throughout the adventure, touching on trust and companionship, and the consequences of losing what we take for granted. The innovative gameplay and emotional story is galvanised through a soundscape brought to life by a symphonic orchestra, emphasizing the most memorable moments on Kit and Hodge's emotional and physical journey.
MASTERS FROM THE PAST - Throughout their journey, Kit and Hodge will meet celebrated virtuosos such as Claude Monet and other historical, cultural figures, and learn more about the world and the dangers it presents. These encounters have a visual impact on the world, as Kit's perception alters according to the aesthetics of each famous character's creative movement.
NARRATIVE-DRIVEN GAMEPLAY – Use the unique abilities of each character to help Kit and Hodge traverse the world and overcome environmental challenges. Kit and Hodge can split up to investigate different areas of the locale that the other may not be able to reach, with both Kit and Hodge perceiving the world in very different ways, opening up different possibilities for overcoming the obstacles they are faced with on their adventure.
Following its reveal last year, all went quiet on the console development front, but the game is now scheduled for release on other consoles on 18th June, with a Switch release 'to be confirmed'. A boxed version is coming, though, with the publisher Toplitz supplying images of regional variants (you can see a European one below). The game was reasonably well received when it initially released for PC in September last year, so if you enjoy a little urban fantasy, this could be worth keeping an eye on.
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