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Teen adventure Crossing Souls, coming soon to PS4, is a love letter to classic ’80s movies

Spot nods to cinematic greats such as Stand By Me, Ghostbusters and E.T in debut trailer for game, out 13th February

It’s the first day of summer 1986. Your little brother calls you over the walkie-talkie: “You’re not going to believe this, dude! Hurry! Get the gang together in the treehouse. I have something incredible to show you! I think it’s actually starting to… rot. It smells awful, man!”

That’s how Crossing Souls begins, a game where you join Chris, Kevin, Big Joe, Charlie and Matt in the biggest adventure of their lives.

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An ode to the ’80s

Crossing Souls is an epic adventure that will take the player to a lovingly familiar place – their childhood. A time when everything was possible and we could live an adventure without ever leaving the house. When the day might hold new and unexpected friends, a spaceship built from couch cushions, or homemade time machine to fight crazy villains that were threatening the whole world itself.

Crossing Souls aims to nurture the imagination and reexperience an important part of our team’s childhood from the 1980s through video games, comics, cartoons and film. We will never forget those special moments from The Goonies, E.T., Stand by Me, Explorers, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Karate Kid, Poltergeist, and more that shaped our view of the world and what was possible.

All of these provided inspiration for the story we wanted to tell and enabled us to pay our tribute to all of these influences while adding our own twist. A story that will reach the heart of those of you who grew up in the 80’s and the chance to experience the magic firsthand for those that did not.

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Love is in the details

It is not only how Crossing Souls looks that is important, packed full of homages and references, but also the loving nods in gameplay to our favourites like Streets of Rage or Aladdin that we hope players recognize and smile along the way.

The team at Fourattic also made a great effort to tell our story through cutscenes created in that distinct style of classics like Thundercats and He-Man with unmistakably 80s frame rate and image quality. It’s been painstaking work but the result was totally worth it and we think players will love how it helps to tie the game’s tone and mood together.

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Starting from scratch

Fourattic is a really small team, with only five people at the studio. We have grown and learned as we developed our game, putting our hearts and souls into creating a universe that pays homage to our childhood. It is our “first child” born over three years ago and now, finally will arrive on 13th February, 2018. We hope with all our hearts that you enjoy as much as we did making it! We wouldn’t have made it to here if it weren’t for all of you. We want to thank all of you for all the support by the fans and the PlayStation community.

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Any chance Crossing Souls is crossing platforms? :-)

This game looks amazing, definitely getting this!

Juan Diego Vázquez 30 November, 2017 @ 19:56
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haha! We’d love to see Crossing Souls crossing frontiers and platforms all around the world! We’ll see in the future :)

Thanks for your support!

Wow looks awesome.. day one buy.

The PEGI info needs changing in the video. Is it 7 or 12?

Looking forward to this one, I’ll be fighting to review it.

CravingForCookie 30 November, 2017 @ 18:08
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Looks cool. Did mitch murder do the soundtrack? <3 synths

Juan Diego Vázquez 30 November, 2017 @ 19:58
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As another fan pointed out, the soundtrack was made by Timecop1983 (synthpop) and Chris Kobke (orchestral). We’re using both styles along the game to bring back as much 80’s as we can! :)

So much for my “last time I buy a launch day title” nonsense after the debacle that was battlefront 2. Cannot wait for this!!!

Juan Diego Vázquez 30 November, 2017 @ 19:58
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hahahaha thanks a lot DragonsGash!

Sounds like timecop 1983 to me. I love all this 80’s style stuff. :-)

Carnivius_Prime 30 November, 2017 @ 19:34
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80s homage is fine by me as long as it’s got enough of it’s own identity to back it up too (which is why I disliked Stranger Things, almost all of it, particularly the first season is just homage after homage after homage that I couldn’t give a crud what actually happened to the characters as most seemed like an echo of others I’d already seen in better films actually from the 80s)

Woah, this looks really charming and fun ❤️

Looks totally rad man! Definitely going to buy this.

Can’t view the smaller images as it asks me to login to yahoo to see them in full.

What the latest word on the Vita port? I know you mentioned it alot in the kickstarter pledge. Would love to play an 80’s homage on the handheld!

Juan Diego Vázquez 04 December, 2017 @ 09:07
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As we said during our Kickstarter campaign, we are a very small team (just 5 people) and we can only focus on a bunch on platforms for now. Our main goal is to have the game ready and perfectly playable on PC and PS4, and once it’s out we’ll see how it works and what can we make about porting it to other platforms.

We’d LOVE to see Crossing Souls running on a Vita or another handheld platforms, we think the game would fit perfect on them but we can’t plan anything real for now. We are also Vita lovers, but porting into this platform is something unlikely for now. We still need to chat about all of this between us but we’ll make an update soon with clearer and final info ok?

Thanks!

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What happen to the Vita port? I only pledged for that version…

Juan Diego Vázquez 04 December, 2017 @ 09:11
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As mentioned above, we told everybody during our KS campaign that we wanted to port the game to Vita, it was an option there but first we were going to focus on the other main platforms.

Right now Vita is unlikely for now, we don’t have too many resources to make the port and we still need to see how the game works. We surely would love to see the game running on vita or another handheld but for now we are working hard to have the game ready for PS4 and PC first and we’ll see later on..

Don’t you have one of the main platforms?

SneakyWarriorr 03 December, 2017 @ 00:19
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Can’t wait to play! How much will it cost?

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I would definitely buy this for Vita, hopefully you guys do manage to port it there in the future.

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