The Council is an episodic narrative adventure with a twist that’s coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4
The Council is an episodic narrative adventure game by Focus Home Interactive and Big Bad Wolf, which will be released in February for the PC and consoles.
The first episode, The Mad Ones, starts the tale of a classic murder mystery with a full cast of alluring characters that are each hiding their own dark secrets. Think cluedo the video game with lots of extravagant dinner parties and some pretty famous historical figures.
Players will take on the role of secret society member Louis de Richet, who’s invited to a private island off the shores of England by the Lord Mortimer, who has also invited a number of other guests – Napoleon Bonaparte and President of the newly-formed United States of America, George Washington.
Big Bad Wolf say that one of the most unique things about The Council comes from the ability to manipulate and manoeuvre through character encounters using the Social Influence system, allowing you to use skills and limited resources during confrontations to gain the upper hand and achieve the outcome you’ve been going for.
Failing an encounter doesn’t mean that it’ll be game cover, but the action you’ve taken can’t be reversed, so the consequences are permanent, which could result in persistent physical disfigurements or mental traits that help or hinder the rest of your adventure.
Make sure you check out the first reveal trailer for The Council below, before you mark the February release on your calendar. There will be five episodes released in total, which will all be coming to the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
By Jamie Davey