Revolution Software has announced the release of Beyond a Steel Sky on Steam for PC. This is the very long awaited sequel to the classic 1994 cyberpunk sci-fi adventure Beneath a Steel Sky (which I remember playing on the Amiga) and sees players return to Union City. A new launch trailer can be seen below….
Taking the role of Beneath’s protagonist, Robert Foster, players are on the hunt for a child who has been abducted during a brutal attack. It’s up to players to bring the child safely home but when the trail leads to Union City, one of the last remaining mega-cities in a world plagued by wars and political decline, the task becomes much more complicated.
From the outside, Union City looks like a utopia, with people living under the benevolent eye of an altruistic AI, waited on by ever-attentive androids in spacious piazzas and bars but the city has a seedy underbelly, one that will need to be explored if Robert is to find the child.
As with it’s predecessor, Beyond a Steel Sky has been created by the talented Charles Cecil with art direction by legendary comic book artist Dave Gibbons.
- A rich and deep narrative.
- A story that enables players to direct the gameworld and its characters.
- Simple, intuitive controls that will appeal to the novice as well as the experienced gamer.
- Graphics delivered in a beautiful, comic-book-styled world.
- Original motion-comic book created by Dave Gibbons.
“It’s great to be heading back into Union City after 26 years, though it’s important to note we’ve designed Beyond a Steel Sky to be just as welcoming to newcomers as to those fans who played the original release,” says Charles Cecil, Founder and CEO of Revolution Software. “Working on Beyond a Steel Sky has offered a lovely opportunity to team up with Dave Gibbons again and tell the next chapter in the story of Robert Foster – and Joey.”
“Revolution has built an excellent reputation for writing intelligent adventure games that combine high drama with humor – leaving players not sure whether to laugh, gasp or both” says Dave Gibbons”. I am thrilled with how Beyond a Steel Sky has turned out – it surpasses my expectations in every way”.
Beyond a Steel Sky is available now on Steam with a limited time launch week discount of 20%.