Independent developer Fourattic has announced the release date for its upcoming game, Crossing Souls. The nostalgic action-adventure RPG is inspired by The Goonies, E.T., Stand by Me, Ghostbusters, and other 1980s favorites as the development team aimed to “reach the heart of those of you who grew up in the 80’s, and offer the chance to experience the magic firsthand for those that did not.”
In a press release, Fourattic set the scene for Crossing Souls: “[The game] takes us all back to the good old days of 1986 in California and tells the incredible story of a group of friends who will have the summer of their lives after uncovering a mysterious artifact with powers they don’t fully understand, but will change their fate forever. These remarkable kids will defy the laws of nature to interact between two planes of reality: life and death. When their curiosity triggers a series of unexpected events, their adventure will lead them away from home and everything they know into dark, secret governmental conspiracies – including secrets involving a mysterious U.S. Army general with his own nefarious plans.”
“The team at Fourattic also made a great effort to tell our story through cutscenes created in that distinct style of classics like Thundercats and He-Man with unmistakably 80s frame rate and image quality,” Fourattic added in a PlayStation blog post. The Fourattic team developed Crossing Souls with the hope of paying homage to their childhood; in doing so the game will have players taking on the roles of five playable kids throughout the game, each with unique skills and their own combat style. Crossing Souls‘ gameplay contains a mixture of combat, puzzle-solving, and special arcade-style levels.
Crossing Souls is set to release for PlayStation 4 and PC on February 13, 2018. You can learn more about the game on its website here.