Today, Armature Studio announced that it will release its narrative adventure game Where the Heart Leads for PlayStation 4 (as well as PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility) on July 13, with a physical release coming out the same day. The game will come with thousands of choices as players will experience an adventure through the life of a man caught in a time-traveling story.
Revealed moments ago during PlayStation’s Indie Day, Where the Heart Leads, a surreal narrative journey through one man’s past from the AAA veterans at Armature Studio, changes the future on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility Tuesday, July 13. The same-day physical version will release courtesy of Perp Games.
When husband and father Whit Anderson descends into a sinkhole to save the family dog, he unwittingly tumbles into a journey through time. Suddenly enveloped by visions of his past, present, and future, Whit discovers he can change them, altering the course of his life forever.
Boasting thousands of choices and dozens of endings across a twisting, uplifting, gut-wrenching story, Where the Heart Leads features a 600,000-word script, rivaling five novels or the biggest AAA RPGs. Step into Whit’s life, from his childhood and teenage years to fumbling around as a young adult and reflecting on his works as an old man. Experience an entire lifetime of choices and their consequences.
A broad cast of memorable, complicated characters fill Whit’s life with love, fear, calm, and anxiety. Grapple with difficult decisions posed by friends, family, and other loved ones. Support your brother’s passion for art or push him towards a more conventional career. Give advice to your partner or give her the space to solve her problem independently. Whit’s choices could lead him back to the wife and kids he left behind, to a life unlike anything he’s ever known, or to his ruin.
Proudly supported by the PlayStation Indies initiative, Where the Heart Leads unfolds a rich narrative tapestry of detailed, realistic writing and entrancing watercolor-style artwork. Marvel at surrealist landscapes reminiscent of dreams and their shifting realities. Explore detailed environments to find journal entries, sentimental items, and other artifacts of Whit’s past. Discover if the grass is greener, whether fate can change, and how one life orbits countless others.
“The lives we lead are tangled—countless unseen threads chronicle our story,” said Todd Keller, director, Armature Studio. “Where the Heart Leads tugs on these knots, inviting players to reflect on where they’ve been, where they’re going, and what’s most important, even when life is frightening and the road uncertain.”
Where the Heart Leads dreams of a different life on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility on Tuesday, July 13 for $24.99. A physical version via Perp Games is set for same-day release.
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