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1979 Revolution: Black Friday

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Release Date: Aug. 2, 2018

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'1979 Revolution: Black Friday' (ALL) Also Comes To Nintendo Switch, Gets Release Dates - Trailer

by Rainier on July 17, 2018 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT

1979 Revolution: Black Friday is a suspenseful, narrative driven, action/adventure game set in the gritty true events of 1979 Iran.

1979 Revolution: Black Friday is a choice driven, narrative game that immerses players in the turbulent real-world events of the Iranian uprising, and brings players into the brooding world of a nation on the verge of collapse.

The year is 1978, the place is Tehran, Iran. You play as Reza Shirazi, an aspiring young photojournalist who returns home to find his people protesting the ruling King, the Shah. Armed with your camera, you capture the emotionally-charged stories and events unfolding on the streets and in the shadows.  

As you're pulled deeper into the dangerous world of civil unrest and revolution, the fate of those around you becomes intrinsically linked to the life and death decisions you make and the path you choose to follow as you survive the gritty streets of Iran in the late 1970’s.

In this authentic, historically accurate, stunningly engaging experience -- you must decide who to trust and what you stand for -- as the world is set ablaze around you.

1979 Revolution: Black Friday is coming to PS4 on July 31 (August 1st in Europe), Switch on August 2nd, and Xbox One on August 3, 2018.

The game is available to pre-order now from the Nintendo eShop in North America, and pre-orders start in the European eShop tomorrow, 18 July. Pre-orders also start tomorrow for the Xbox One version in the Xbox Store. There’s a 20% discount on all pre-orders. For PS4, PS Plus subscribers in Europe will be entitled to a 20% discount during launch week.

Key Features

  • CRITICAL CHOICES - The choices you make will shape your experience in the Revolution, and the fates of those around you -- both in the present and the future.
  • CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE - Branching cinematic story told through motion captured animation and voice over performances. Discover the rarely seen world of Tehran in the 1970’s, through a striking visual style.
  • EXPLORATION - Explore the world of the collapsing city under martial law: covert headquarters, rioting protests, bustling city streets and more.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY - Take photos of the period accurate in-game world and compare them to the original archival photos captured by celebrated photojournalists.
  • UNIQUE GAMEPLAY - Including urban triage, interactive action scenes and photo processing.
  • KEY COLLECTABLES - Discover and unlock more than 80+ unique stories that color and enhance your experience of the Iranian Revolution: including primary sources like archival videos, home movies, graffiti, photographs and more.
  • BASED ON TRUE EVENTS - Based on real first hand testimonies of freedom fighters, witnesses and casualties of the revolution which helped define the 21st Century, as well as those who were imprisoned in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison.

1979 Revolution: Black Friday is written and directed by Navid Khonsari, a game development veteran who has worked on a lengthy list of best-sellers, including GTA: Vice City, Alan Wake and Resident Evil 7.  Khonsari grew up in Iran but left with his family after the revolution. Regarded by Iranian officials as ‘pro-American propaganda’, sales of the game have been banned in the country and Khonsari has been accused of being a U.S. spy.

Currently available on PC (Steam), 1979 Revolution: Black Friday is coming to PS4 on July 31 (August 1st in Europe), Switch on August 2nd, and Xbox One on August 3, 2018.


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