BEYOND: Two Souls is the next emotional PS3 masterpiece-in-waiting from Quantic Dream, and anticipation is running high for its October 8 release in North America. The game spans the globe during 15 years of the life of Jodie Holmes (played by Ellen Page), who is aided by scientist Nathan Dawkins (Willem Dafoe) and discovers a connection to a mysterious entity that sets off a thrilling journey to discover the truth about life, death and who she is.
That sounds like a lot to chew off, but Quantic Dream showed up more than two minutes of gameplay footage and cut scenes at the Tribeca Film Festival, and from the footage it looks like the game’s going to stand up to the pressure. The trailer was part of the official at Tribeca, which included a panel discussion with Game Director David Cage, Ellen Page Willem Dafoe, Kadeem Hardison and Eric Winter.
Quantic Dream, for those to whom the name doesn’t ring a bell, is the creator of the PS3-exclusive game Heavy Rain.
BEYOND: Two Souls has been recognized as an Official Selection by the Tribeca Film Festival for its impact on the Future of Film. In all honesty, that moniker could just as well apply to the videogame industry, as BEYOND: Two Souls looks absolutely gorgeous and seems to be the most emotionally profound game of the past decade, if not ever.
The exclusive scene revealed at the Tribeca Film Festival, titled “Homeless,” follows Jodie during an emotionally and physically challenging part of her life where she is homeless and must find the will to survive in dire circumstances. The scene explores the relationships she forms with other homeless characters and the challenges they face, including finding their next meal, struggling to survive and retaining their belief in humanity.