Ghost Story Games, the studio led by BioShock creator Ken Levine, revealed its first game, Judas, during The Game Awards 2022 in a cinematic trailer. Now, more than a year since that announcement, Ghost Story Games has revealed a new look at Judas gameplay. And perhaps unsurprisingly, it reminds us of BioShock (and it looks great).
Revealed in a new trailer that aired during today’s Sony State of Play, this look at Judas pulled back the curtains on what exactly is going on in this single-player, narrative-driven sci-fi game. Well, kinda. We got another look at the game’s interesting world, which shows Judas stuck on a space station with various characters (perhaps enemies?) trying to fix something that she might have broken. As for what that entails, it remains a mystery, but this new trailer sheds a little light on her mission.
Check it out for yourself in the new Judas gameplay trailer below:
In a press release, Ghost Story Games says this trailer “offers a deeper look at the game’s setting aboard the Mayflower, a spacefaring city whose citizens are trained to tear each other apart for even the most minor infractions, and where machines control every aspect of business, art, and government.” As Judas, players are the drivers of every event in a mysterious story “with a new cast of characters to get to know – and to change – in a world where every decision you make affects how the story unfolds.”
Here’s the synopsis for Judas:
“You are the mysterious and troubled Judas. Your only hope for survival is to make or break alliances with your worst enemies. Will you work together to fix what you broke – or will you leave it to burn?”
Levine formed Ghost Story Games in 2014 after he closed BioShock Infinite studio, Irrational. He took a handful of Irrational developers with him to Ghost Story Games, where the team has been working for years on something involving “narrative legos.” Now, given how often things change in game development, it remains unclear if Judas is what the team has been working on for 10 years or not. In 2022, it was reported that the team’s first project had gone through a rocky development patch – you can read about that here.
Judas does not have a release date. It’s expected to launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, and will be published by Take-Two Interactive, which also published all three BioShock games.
For more about the game, head to Game Informer’s Judas tag here.
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