RedBedlam and Vision Games Publishing have announced that a genre-defying first-person shooter known as Bedlam will soon be launching for both current generation consoles and PC on October 16, 2015.
This game, arriving on PlayStation 4, PC, OSX, and Xbox One, is priced at $19.99 for all platforms.
Christopher Brookmyre, author of the best-selling science-fiction novel of the same name, stated, “As a lifelong gamer, Bedlam is the love-letter to gaming I’ve always wanted to write, and the team at RedBedlam have done an astonishing job bringing my ‘gameverse’ to life. It’s a great feeling to know that gamers can now explore the world of Bedlam via a totally different medium.”
To see the kind of retro-gaming inspired action you’ll experience within the game, check out the new launch trailer that RedBedlam released today:
For those wondering about the game’s story, here it is, as presented on the official press release:
In Bedlam, players take on the role of Heather Quinn (aka Athena), a programmer at medical scanning developer Neurosphere, who finds herself transported into the world of Starfire: a nineties FPS she remembers from her teen years. Searching for an explanation and a way home, she ventures beyond Starfire to discover a vast realm of interconnected game worlds documenting the evolution of the FPS genre and of video games in general. As Athena, players move through numerous game settings while battling against a digital conspiracy that seeks to destroy the game worlds and their characters. A fast-paced and authentically unique FPS, Bedlam serves up a dizzying variety of genres from fantasy RPGs to classic 2D arcade games to WWII shooters in an innovative journey through gaming nostalgia.
Can you escape?