One of the more curious announcements at the Nintendo Indie World Showcase was Liberated, an intriguing game that makes graphic novels seem like they come alive.
Developed by Atomic Wolf and published by Walkabout, Liberated is going to be making its way to PC and the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2020. It's certainly a game with a lot of style, so let's dive in a bit and find out what it's all about!
All About Liberated
In Liberated, players do not take control of any single character. Rather, they assume multiple perspectives in a world where you are constantly under surveillance.
The best way to get a feel for this game is to check out the Liberated Nintendo Switch Announcement Trailer:
It might be a little difficult to tell from that montage, but the gameplay portions are basically a platformer with some cool guns. As best as I can tell, the bits that look more like a comic in motion are cutscenes of a sort, expanding upon the story as you play.
That's not to say that there's going to be a hard line between the two — the game's Steam Store page says that the transition between the comic panels and the gameplay is going to be "seamless". Judging from what I can tell from a developer stream on the page, it seems like it already does a pretty good job of that so far. The action more or less takes place on one of the panels of a comic page, and then the comic progresses as you would expect once you reach a certain checkpoiint.
If Liberated seems like a game you'd enjoy, you should check out our preview to see our thoughts on this upcoming game. You'll be able to get it on the Nintendo Switch and PC sometime in 2020. In the meantime, go ahead and add it to your wishlist, citizen.