Those who gamed during the nineties may remember a cult classic title called Beneath a Steel Sky. A cyberpunk, sci-fi and British-crafted point-and-click adventure game, it released for MS-DOS and Amiga computers back in 1994.

Now, close to three decades later, its spiritual successor is coming to consoles. They call it Beyond a Steel Sky.

This new game is described as such:

Beyond a Steel Sky stands as a thrilling story of loyalty and redemption set in an eerie and terrifying world of AI-driven social controls. Set a decade after the events of the first game, Beyond a Steel Sky immerses players once again in the captivating Union City – a dystopian cyberpunk city full of mysterious, sinister secrets.

With Dave Gibbons’s breathtaking comicbook art style, the game is a hugely ambitious adventure which redefines the genre by allowing the player to subvert the world, populated by AI-driven characters, with interesting solutions to puzzles emerging from their actions.

Its developers promise:

  • A fascinating sci-fi world – An adventure set within a dynamic world, populated by willful characters driven by motivations that the player can subvert. In combination with a unique hacking tool, multiple solutions to puzzles emerge from player choices.
  • A thrilling story full of humor – Unravel dark conspiracies, defeat a terrifying antagonist in this dramatic, humorous, cyberpunk thriller, which explores contemporary themes: social control, AI, and total surveillance.
  • A unique 3D comic book art style – A beautifully detailed, comic-book styled world, from the mind of legendary comic artist Dave Gibbons.
  • Ingenious puzzles – Intelligent puzzles are interwoven with an intriguing dramatic narrative to deliver a compelling gameplay experience.

“I am thrilled to be able to open the gates to Union City once more, and welcome console players to Beyond a Steel Sky which launches this winter.” says Charles Cecil, Founder and CEO of Revolution Software. “It has been a pleasure and privilege to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Dave Gibbons again in bringing Robert Foster back after an absence of two decades – and what an extraordinary change there has been!”

Beyond a Steel Sky has already released through Steam, and is in the works for Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’ll be available in more than one edition, and is also offering pre-order bonuses.

The Beyond a Steel Book Edition contains:

  • An Exclusive Steelbook® featuring comic artwork from Dave Gibbons
  • The game on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch
  • The game’s Original Soundtrack (digital format)
  • A Sticker Sheet

Here is the content of the Utopia Edition:

  • A Unique Collector’s Box
  • An Exclusive Hologram Lamp
  • An Exclusive Steelbook® featuring comic artwork from Dave Gibbons
  • A 50-page Mini Artbook
  • The game on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One or Nintendo Switch
  • The game’s Original Soundtrack (digital format)
  • 5 Holo-ad Cards
  • Exchangeable Dog Tags (keychain & necklace)
  • A Sticker Sheet
  • An Enamel Pin
  • 2 XXL Premium Stickers

Participating retailers will offer a set of exclusive bonuses for all retail pre-orders, including:

  • An exclusive physical Foster Enamel Pin
  • A 50-page digital Artbook
  • 2 Comics from Dave Gibbons (in digital format)

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