Microids and Revolution Software have signed a publishing deal that will see Beyond a Steel Sky release on Nintendo Switch later this year.
This sequel to the classic Beneath a Steel Sky is set a decade after the events of the original game. You once again play as Robert Foster, who, after a child is abducted in a brutal attack, vows to bring him home.
This leads you to Union City, which stands as one of the last remaining mega-cities in a world that has been left ravaged by shattering wars and political upheaval. Its citizens loving life under the control of an altruistic artificial intelligence, the city’s neon lights hide its dark underbelly.
Pitched as “a dramatic, humorous, cyberpunk thriller,” you will be challenged to overcome puzzles and unravel a fast-paced narrative that is set in a dynamic game world that responds to – and is subverted by – your actions.
“Signing this publishing deal with the renowned Revolution Software studio delights us!” enthuses Microids CEO Stéphane Longeard. “We’re thrilled to give players the possibility to (re)discover the long-awaited sequel to Beneath a Steel Sky on consoles by diving into a captivating story supported by clever gameplay mechanics and gorgeous graphics.”
Revolution Software founder, CEO and game director Charles Cecil adds: “I am delighted to be working with Microids, a company with such a great reputation for publishing high-quality adventures – they are the ideal partner for Beyond a Steel Sky, our most ambitious adventure to date.”
“Revolution has built an excellent reputation for writing intelligent adventure games that combine high drama with humour – leaving players not sure whether to laugh, gasp or both,” co-creative director Dave Gibbons explains. “I am thrilled with how Beyond a Steel Sky has turned out – it surpasses my expectations in every way”.
Beyond a Steel Sky will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Q3 2021.