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Sand is the Soul

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Fat Dog Games
Developer: MGP Studios
Release Date: Q1 2019

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'Sand is the Soul' Also Comes to Switch, PS4 and Xbox One, Delayed Until Q1 2019 - Trailer

by Rainier on May 9, 2018 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT

Sand is the Soul is a unique mix of 2D side-scrolling beat'em up and action RPG.

Sand is the Soul is an adventure game mixed with combat and RPG elements. Venture through the decaying Victorian post-punk autonomy of Crosshill. Fulfil your mission as a diplomatic messenger with a depeche of utmost importance... or not.

When the world around is gloomy and unforgiving (and a little Victorian), a simple job of delivering an important depeche requires mastery of the gun and the sword. As a missionary of diplomatic status you arrive at the frontier between your homeland and the neighboring autonomy of Crosshill. What’s next is up to you. Do what you want, but be aware that your actions will have consequences which will lead you to one of over 20 game endings.

The world of Sand is the Soul is a living system with evolving timeline, characters and social structure. Some changes are present during your next playthroughs in New Game Plus mode. Above all, this is a game for hardcore players. It is unforgiving and demanding. You will be making fatal mistakes. You will be fighting, dying and trying again. It is a love letter to old school genres and game elements like in-game cheats - the better endings you get, the better unlockable cheats you will receive.

Originally scheduled for Q2 2018, Fat Dog Games and MGP Studios announced that Sand is the Soul is being delayed until Q1 2019.

The last few weeks have been times of decisive discussions and debates which took place inside our trusted circle of magnates who are wielding the power to form the future of Crosshill. Taking all things to consideration, we have decided that, despite all the sadness it  bestows upon our hearts, it is for the best to postpone the messenger's mission.

The beginning of his journey is now scheduled for the first quarter of 2019 with an optional possibility of leaving early in exchange for valuable feedback.

We truly understand the grave importance of the mission and that's why we believe that delaying it will, in the end, prove itself fruitful for all the people of Crosshill and the inhabitants of the land. This decision may be difficult to understand at first, but the actual CONSTRUCT of the messenger's errand has revealed many disadvantages which caused great concern about the mission's outcome.

The messenger needs to feel a deeper connection to the people of Crosshill, which will grant him strength and faith in the decisions he'll need to make. In other words – he needs UNITY and we shall provide it for him, as it seems crucial for the future of us all. In exchange we promise that the messenger's journey will also support other platforms, such as Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

May the light guide you, so your Soul won't turn Dark and thank you for your patience.

Yours faithfully

Sir Charlton of Crosshill

Key Features:

  • Original post-punk Victorian-esque lore
  • Branching storyline, more than 20 game endings
  • Freedom of choice, multiple paths to reach your goal
  • Demanding fights, get used to dying
  • Unique moral systems including karma, crime and sanity
  • Original, immersive audiovisual composition

Sand is the Soul is in development for PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PS4.

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