Critically acclaimed and previous PlayStation exclusive Where the Heart Leads is heading to the PC via Steam and Epic Games. If you missed our review, we gave the game a score of 90 and stated, “Where the Heart Leads is almost impossible to put down thanks to its strong characters, deep story and attention to detail. For fans of narrative games, this is a must-play, but even those who do not consider themselves fans of the genre might find something they relate to in this game.” You can check out the PC reveal trailer above and read below for more details:
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AUSTIN, TX — Nov. 30, 2021 — Where the Heart Leads, a surreal narrative journey through one man’s past from the AAA veteransat Armature Studio, crosses over from PlayStation 4 exclusivity to PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store in 2022. Through December 1, PlayStation owners can take advantage of a 40% discount during the PlayStation Indies sale.
Shape the life of family man Whit Anderson as he tumbles through time and witnesses the most important moments of his life. With the chance to do it all over again, what would you change?
Pick from hundreds of choices en route to dozens of possible endings. Make decisions with a rippling impact on the small town of Carthage and its eclectic characters, each memorable and rich with personality. Change each chapter of a script rivaling the biggest triple-A RPGs, navigating the throes of young love, the uncertainty of parenthood, and what we leave behind in our final days.
Where the Heart Leads’ dynamic plot defies simple “fork in the road” design. The family, friends, loved ones, and rivals in Whit’s life remember each interaction, influencing their opinions over time. Whit’s choices can wield dramatic consequences, but more often, the outcomes emerge subtly—the result of many seemingly innocuous decisions made over time.
On PC, players will have more choices than ever. Enable volumetric fog to amplify and enhance the striking, dreamlike watercolor art. Improve visibility with settings for color-blindness and adjusting the UI to increase or decrease dialogue font size. Tap into the deeper lore of Whit’s life through additional and expanded lore objects and enjoy across-the-board quality-of-life improvements, including adjusted interaction points and travel shortcuts.
“Where the Heart Leads is about the power of choice,” said Todd Keller, director, Armature Studio. “We’re thrilled to give players more choices for where and how to experience Whit’s journey, a relatable story about where our choices in life take us. Are we the masters of our own fates, or does fate have other plans in store?
Where the Heart Leadsis out now on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility and heading to PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store in 2022. Start a new adventure with Armature Studio on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, step into Whit’s world on Instagram, and visit the official website.
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