During the Xbox Developers Direct today, Lucasfilm Games and MachineGames revealed Indiana Jones and the Great Circle with a new gameplay trailer and a behind-the-scenes look.
Coming to Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Xbox Game Pass in 2024, The Great Circle is set in 1937, between Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade.
The game sees Indiana Jones (voiced by Troy Baker) battling sinister forces who seek to unlock the power of the titular Great Circle, with the trailer offering a glimpse at the game’s first-person fisticuffs, gun battles, and exploration.
This new journey starring the legendary archaeologist comes from the award-winning team at MachineGames – the minds behind Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus – in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games and executive produced by Bethesda Game Studios‘ Todd Howard.
Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is a first-person, single-player adventure that will take you all over the world, uncovering clues and solving an ancient mystery. Become the adventurer in a race against sinister forces.
Your journeys will take you from the hallowed halls of the Vatican and the arid deserts of Egypt to the lush and sunken temples of Sukhothai and the frigid peaks of the Himalayas.
“Our game is about putting you in the shoes of an iconic hero,” says Design Director Jens Andersson. “Since we are doing this mostly in first-person, you have the chance to truly become Indy. First-person makes you part of this world – allowing you to explore and experience things more intimately.
“What will you do when you’re dropped into this adventure with your wits and your whip? The world of Indiana Jones is a world with mysteries around every corner, where you’re racing against the clock and outsmarting your enemies as you hunt down artifacts.”
Senior Animator Rebecca Elfstrӧm Hidén added: “We have big, sometimes crazy ideas that seem insane on paper, but they meshed really well with the franchise.
“You’ve got this amazing adventure that digs into the heart of the character and shines a light on all the things that made people fall in love with him in the first place, and then you’ve got these big, complex set pieces that just fit really well in there. Our DNA and the pillars of Indiana Jones just came together so naturally.”
“There are a lot of Indiana Jones fans at MachineGames. Most of us grew up with Indy and fell in love with the movies and the character when we were young. We’ve just got these ties to the character that go back decades,” commented Game Director Jerk Gustafsson.
“But even if you didn’t grow up with Indiana Jones, you know Indiana Jones. He’s a relatable type of hero and a true adventurer. That’s a legacy we want to share and be part of, and we want to build something interesting and genuine.”
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