Falling Unbound Into 2017

Posted on 04 Aug 2016 by
L Coulsen

Over the Moon is an apt description of this humble writer’s mood right now. In fact, one might say that I am experiencing Unbound enthusiasm for recent developments, as The Fall 2 makes its way to all major platforms in the first quarter of 2017. Picking up right where the first lefts off, with poor ARID still reeling from the climactic discovery about her suit occupant’s fate. Throwing her into a full blown, existential crisis, and ejecting her from her own body.

Now roaming the network of a vast, global computer grid, desperate to avoid deletion, clinging to her newfound sense of self, she casts out her senses to take control of several other robotic bodies. Thus allowing for more versatility of gameplay, due to the varying specifications of the robots on offer. Including one which excels in hand to hand combat. There’s been quite a wait for this, but judging from the details we have above and below, those who have been keeping an eye open, our patience will soon be rewarded.

And for those who have not yet tried the first title in the trilogy, is heavily discounted. There’s never been a more appropriate time to fall for ARID’s charms.

Official Press Release

Vancouver, Canada – August 4th, 2016 – Independent developer Over The Moon today announced that The Fall Part 2: Unbound, the second chapter in the award-winning The Fall Trilogy, will be releasing in Q1 2017 for Microsoft Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Wii U, PC, Mac and Linux. The Fall Part 2: Unbound picks up right where we left ARID at the end of The Fall. Featuring new characters, new gameplay twists, superb art direction and an even more engrossing story, The Fall Part 2: Unbound is a bold leap forward for the franchise.

The Fall Part 2: Unbound takes everything we learned with The Fall, adds to it and improves on it exponentially”, said John Warner, Director of Over The Moon. “After seeing the reception The Fall received, we knew that people were excited to see ARID’s journey of self-discovery continue. We want The Fall Part 2: Unbound to deliver a thought-provoking story that will linger with players long after they finish the game, with gameplay that’s as fitting with that story as it is addictive.”

The Fall series combines Metroidvania-style exploration and combat with point and click adventure-style puzzles to create a fresh experience that fans of both genres will love. Players control ARID, an AI on-board a futuristic combat suit. In the original game, ARID was lost on an alien planet and struggled to save the life of the severely injured human occupant of the suit.  After the unhinging events of part 1, ARID’s very existence is threatened when she is ejected from her body and projected onto a vast global network. In a desperate attempt to save herself, ARID invades and attempts to control several other robots she finds there, each with wildly different personalities and gameplay styles. Will ARID successfully enlist their help before it’s too late? One thing’s for certain – the process will change her.

With a deep, engaging narrative; fully realized, layered characters; stark, minimalist art direction and sparse, haunting sound design; The Fall Part 2: Unbound is Metroidvania for a new generation.

To celebrate the announcement of The Fall Part 2: Unbound, the original game, The Fall will be heavily discounted across all SKUs within the next couple of weeks, so keep checking your platform’s online store for an update! Immerse yourself in ARID’s incredible journey of self-discovery now, if you haven’t already! The Fall is available on Steam, PlayStation Store (PlayStation 4), eShop (Wii U) and Xbox Store (Xbox One).

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