Danish developer, ThroughLine Games, have revealed a new 2D cinematic adventure will be heading to Xbox One this year. Forgotton Anne, (yes, it really is spelled that way), will introduce the Forgotten Lands to gamers, as well as its enforcer, Anne.
Anne keeps order in the Forgotten Lands, tasked with supressing a rebellion by her master, Bonku. This rebellion might prevent Anne and Bonku from returning to the real, human world if left unchecked. So, what is the Forgotten Lands?
Imagine a place where everything that is lost and forgotten goes; old toys, letters, single socks. The Forgotten Lands is a magical world, inhabited by Forgotlings. These creatures are composed of mislaid objects, animated by their longing to be remembered again.
Run, jump and climb your way through the Forgotten Lands in Forgotton Anne, and as you do so, your actions can affect how you experience the story. In-gmae dialogue options with Forgotlings can give you different outcomes as you uncover the mysteries of the world, and your own past, in this emotional fantasy adventure. But things are not always what they appear to be.
Along the way, Anne will wield the Arca Stone. This mysterious artefact allows Anne to see and manipulate her surroundings in Forgotton Anne. The power of the Arca lets you distill and instill Anima into creatures and control machinery that runs on Anima. Your actions will decide the fate of many Forgotlings.
Forgotton Anne will bring a detailed painted environment and traditional 2D animation that will make you feel like you’re playing a cartoon feature. Cutscenes will be rendered in-game, allowing for seamless storytelling. This will be accompanied by an orchestral score and fully voiced dialogue throughout the game.
The score is produced in collaboration with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, marking the first time an orchestral score for a game has been recorded in Denmark. It has been composed by ThroughLine’s in-house composer, Peter Due.
Forgotton Anne will be coming to Xbox One at some point in 2017.