Pitched as “Winnie the Pooh meets Twin Peaks,” the game is set within a magical storybook where you play as both the book’s reader and its main character, Luka.
The story is incomplete with words missing at important moments, meaning that you will need to explore the town to discover word charms that you can use to change the course of fate. After filling in a missing word, you will be pulled back into the book to witness the events unfold based on the choice that you made.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Uncover The Truth: Something strange is happening at the old warehouse, and Luka and his friends seem to be the only ones taking notice. Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate!
- Rewrite Past Events By Using Charms: While helping Luka investigate the strange goings-on in Beacon Pines, you’ll collect special golden charms, each with a word engraved on it. These charms can be used at certain turning points in the story to fill in a blank word and drastically change everything that follows.
- Discover Different Story Paths: As the book’s reader, you’ll navigate the story’s turning points using The Chronicle: an interactive story tree that branches and grows along with your choices. Exploring one set of events can unlock new charms to use on another branch, leading you to jump back and forth between entirely different versions of the story in order to unravel the mysteries at the heart of Beacon Pines.
Beacon Pines will release digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 22nd September 2022.