Published on December 4th, 2013 | by Tony0
The Raven Out Now On Xbox Live Arcade
With the Xbox One still getting used to its new home in my house, I nearly forgot that today is XBLA release day. Judging by this triple release today though it looks like this might not be the case much longer.
The Raven is a three part action/adventure game which is available at £7.99 per episode, which the download links to all three episodes can be found below.
Knowing nothing but the above about this game I will hand my trust over to the beloved press release for a little tease as what to expect.
“Beautifully animated, this adventure is a daring hunt across 1960s Europe where players journey through thrilling atmospheres and stunning environments with the aim of catching the infamous art burglar -The Raven.
Players will need to follow the notorious thief’s trademark black feathers in the quest to capture him and finally put his crime spree to an end.”
“We’ve put everything into the console version to deliver the same experience on different peripheral devices,” says Martin Kreuch, Producer at Nordic Games. “Working with the Unity Engine opens a lot of opportunities in this regard, but like almost every engine, also creates certain challenges. Together with the KING Art team, however, we managed to overcome them.”
“It was a unique challenge to translate the classic controls of an Adventure game to something that work well on consoles,” says Arne von Öhsen, Programmer at KING Art. “We think we managed exactly that and eagerly await the feedback from the console community.”
“The Raven combines the thrill of the chase ‘whodunit’ with the risk and reward of a heist story where players get to experience both sides of the story as the investigator and the thief. Paying tribute to Agatha Christie’s crime stories and gangster movies from the 60s and 70s, The Raven is set to be a thrilling episodic journey.”
All three episodes of The Raven, ‘The Eye of the Sphinx’, ‘Ancestry Of Lies’, and ‘A Murder Of Ravens’ are being released on Xbox Live for Xbox 360 simultaneously today.
The version for Sony’s PLAYSTATION®Network will be released in Q1 2014.
If you’ve played the game already be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below. We hope to have a review up soon if a review code comes out way.
You can also get a feel for the game by checking out this very cool website.