Quantic Dream, the developer of Beyond: Two Souls unveiled the first official trailer that contains gameplay at the Tribeca Film Festival. The screening was followed by a panel discussion with game director David Cage and a few members of its cast including Ellen Page, Willem Dafoe, Kadeem Hardison and Eric Winter. The panel was hosted by video game journalist Harold Goldburg, author of ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US: How 50 Years of Video Games Conquered Pop Culture.
“This has been a really intense and exciting experience for me, and one that I am extremely proud of,” said Ellen Page. “I’m excited to see everyone’s reaction to the extended scene we are going to be screening – and to feel the powerful emotion that David Cage instills in all his games.”
“This is a momentous event both in the world of gaming and in the history of the Tribeca Film Festival,” said Willem Dafoe. “‘BEYOND: Two Souls’ tells a beautiful story and the players can wholly participate in each scenario and choose the characters’ action. This game is unlike any project that I’ve ever been involved with before.”
Beyond: Two Souls is written and directed by Quantic Dream CEO David Cage, the mind behind Omikron: The Nomad Soul (1999), Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy (2005), and Heavy Rain (2010). In Beyond: Two Souls, Jodie Holmes is different than other children. While most kids are outside playing with their friends, Jodie has a mysterious connection to a supernatural entity she calls Aiden. The game follows Jodie through 15 years of her life from the time her abilities began to manifest through her decision to run from the government.
The video screened at the Tribeca Film Festival entitled “Homeless” follows a homeless Jodie Holmes as she struggles to adapt to the changing circumstances in her life. The video depicts Jodie as she makes friends with other homeless individuals, searches for her next meal and defends herself from the local bullies.