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Announcing The Council - A New Twist on the Episodic Narrative Adventure Genre #1135918
12/20/17 10:53 PM
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Episode 1: The Mad Ones releases on PC and consoles in February 2018

View the trailer here.

Check out the Official Website here.

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December 20, 2017 - The Council is an episodic game developed by French indie studio Big Bad Wolf that delivers a fresh new take on the narrative adventure genre. Make hard-hitting decisions, develop an array of skills, and directly impact how the story unfolds. With permanent, long-lasting consequences, there is no going back. Plunge into a tale of intrigue and manipulation in the style of a classic murder mystery, interacting with a cast of alluring characters each hiding their own dark secrets. Trust no one while uncovering dire truths―no matter the cost to mind and body.

The Council begins in 1793, with players taking the role of secret society member Louis de Richet after he was invited to a private island off the shores of England by the enigmatic Lord Mortimer. Joining him are a number of high profile guests, including Napoleon Bonaparte and President of the newly-formed United States of America George Washington. The strange nature of this private reception goes beyond just the prestigious guests―Richet’s own mother has recently gone missing on the island, while each member of the colorful cast seems to have their own hidden agendas.

In a new twist for the genre, the core of The Council's gameplay comes from manipulating and maneuvering through character encounters using the unique Social Influence system. During confrontations, skills and limited resources can be used to gain the upper hand and achieve the desired outcome. Players will be rewarded for their knowledge of each character’s psychological vulnerabilities and immunities, as well as their preparations made during prior exploration and investigation. Failing an encounter does not mean "game over," and no action can be taken back. The consequences are permanent and may result in persistent physical disfigurements or mental traits that help or hinder the rest of the player’s adventure.

Richet’s numerous skills can be developed to align with your chosen approach to the adventure. Solve issues with diplomacy, delve into occultism to expand your historical and scientific knowledge, or play detective and see what others do not perceive. Your skills will have uses that extend far beyond your conversations with fellow guests. With 15 diverse skills to use and invest in, players are free to uncover The Council's mysteries how they see fit, with wildly varying consequences depending on their methods. The results will forever alter the life of Louis de Richet, of those around him, and shape history as we know it.

The Council’s first episode, The Mad Ones, arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in February 2018. The complete season will include a total of five episodes.


Happy Gaming!

Ana


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Re: Announcing The Council - A New Twist on the Episodic Narrative Adventure Genre [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1135932
12/21/17 01:49 AM
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Thanks, Ana!

Re: Announcing The Council - A New Twist on the Episodic Narrative Adventure Genre [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1135953
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Sounds like an interesting concept.

Re: Announcing The Council - A New Twist on the Episodic Narrative Adventure Genre [Re: CaptainD] #1136013
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Certainly sounds different. Thanks, BrownEyedTigre grin12


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Re: Announcing The Council - A New Twist on the Episodic Narrative Adventure Genre [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1136026
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Thanks An, looks very interesting. reindeer


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Re: Announcing The Council - A New Twist on the Episodic Narrative Adventure Genre [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1136125
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Intriguing indeed


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Re: Announcing The Council - A New Twist on the Episodic Narrative Adventure Genre [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1144553
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I just bought this game and started playing a little bit of it this evening. It's really interesting so far. You can choose your "class," and skills within this class. I know this mechanic comes from other genres (which I've never played smile), and I find it really intriguing that it was included in an adventure game. There is no combat, you have to use your words and detective skills. I highly recommend this game for anyone who wants to try something unique. thumbsup


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Re: Announcing The Council - A New Twist on the Episodic Narrative Adventure Genre [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1144566
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THanks for your thoughts, venus!

Ana wave


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Re: Announcing The Council - A New Twist on the Episodic Narrative Adventure Genre [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1144587
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You're welcome, Ana. I see the current announcement now. thumbsup happydance


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Re: Announcing The Council - A New Twist on the Episodic Narrative Adventure Genre [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1144592
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lol I'm finally getting a chance to post today! I need more hours in a day!


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Re: Announcing The Council - A New Twist on the Episodic Narrative Adventure Genre [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1144594
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I understand and sympathize with this, for sure! lol grin


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