Untold Tales will publish Studio Voyager and IguanaBee-developed dramatic comedy adventure game What Lies in the Multiverse for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam in early 2022, the company announced. A demo is available now for PC via Steam.
Here is an overview of the game, via Untold Tales:
What Lies in the Multiverse is a story-driven, 2D adventure that one could call a dramatic comedy. Filled to the brim with hilarious, cartoonish hijinks, the narrative also presents the player with mature and deep themes like death, envy, and obsession.
When a gifted boy (known only as The Kid) is zapped into a totally new universe, he encounters Everett—a sarcastic, eccentric, and mysterious scientist with the power to shift dimensions. Bonded with a dangerous mutual curiosity for parallel worlds, they embark on an investigation into the unknown. Together they venture off to a strange island where they will find key answers about Everett’s past and the universe, all while being hunted by old yet dubious acquaintances who are looking to capture them and put a stop to their dimension shifting shenanigans.
- Seamless Transformations – Would you like to change the game world on the fly? Now you can! Can’t reach a ledge? Bam! Switch worlds mid-air. Afraid of sliding around an icy environment? Alternate to another universe for firmer ground! Just be careful when messing with gravity…
- Diverse Worlds – Embark on a journey across a variety of gorgeous pixel-art worlds, each offering something unique. Explore temples, towns, harbors, the wilderness and more as you race to unlock the secrets of the Multiverse.
- Colorful Cast of Characters – Meet a bunch of quirky but compelling characters such as Everett, your eventual genius companion. Picture a sarcastic, eccentric Albert Einstein. Then there’s EZ, a mysterious figure everyone fondly remembers but can’t describe. And of course, ZENITH, a group of enigmatic and shadowy figures always breathing down your neck.
- A Deeper Narrative – While staying true to its light-hearted nature, the story’s poignancy builds as you progress. A rollercoaster of laughter, joy, and sorrow awaits.
Watch the announcement trailer below.