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Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Developer: Salix Games
Release Date: April 5, 2019

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'Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey' Gets PC Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2019 @ 6:00 a.m. PST

With a trio of sleuths at your disposal, it's your job to right one of history's wrongs in Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey, a narrative adventure designed to unearth the secrets behind Whitechapel's most famous son.

The game - crafted by a team that, collectively, has worked at the likes of Lionhead and Rocksteady, amongst others - hands players control of immortal knight Sir Lancelot Du Lac and cursed sorceress Morgana Le Fey as they explore the city’s smoggy streets to investigate the murders attributed to the infamous Ripper. Be warned, investigations are anything but linear, with an extensive branching narrative, the crucial choices the players make lead to unique - and potentially unexpected - conclusions.

Lifted from Arthurian Legend, both Du Lac and Fey find themselves in new forms and, indeed, in a new time, taking with them the pains of their past lives as they trail the path of death left by Jack the Ripper. In the midst of their investigations they also encounter a Whitechapel local Mary Kelly, a young woman with special gifts who may hold the key to the entire mystery...

It’s an expansive adventure with the kind of high production values Jessica Saunders, founder of Salix Games has been used to mastering throughout her career, and she is keen to stress that the story - which sends players back in time to the 19th century - actually has much to say about the present day.

“It’s fair to say Victorian London wasn’t the most glamorous of cities for the masses living amongst its streets,” offers Saunders. “We think we’ve accurately reflected its gritty - and often heinous - nature, but sprinkled a little bit of magic and mystery with the addition of Du Lac and Fey. Both find themselves in new bodies and with new lives, which in Fey’s case sees her trapped in the form of a dog after she was cursed. In contrast, Du Lac finds his life is governed by a new found immortality. As a result, though attracted to both women and men, he finds it hard to commit to a relationship knowing he’ll ultimately out live them and be left alone.

She concludes, “It’s a tale of two characters coming to terms with their own frailties, all while tracking down London’s most notorious killer.”

Sir Lancelot Du Lac voiced by Gareth David-Lloyd - star of Dragon Age: Inquisition and Torchwood, Cursed sorceress Morgana Le Fey voiced by Perdita Weeks - star of Penny Dreadful and The Tudors, while Mary Kelly is voiced by Alexandra Roach star of Utopia, Black Mirror and Inside No. 9. Additional voices by Rupert Vansittart (Game of Thrones, Outlander), Nina Kristofferson (Billie Holiday Story), Inel Tomlinson (CBBC), Harry Hickles (EastEnders), Pri Burford (Silent Witness, Fearless), David Morley Hale, Jack Kristiansen, Eden Vansittart, Sam Hughes, Kitty Dearlove and Emma Vansittart.

Key Features:

  • An absorbing and atmospheric tale of a 19th century London being torn apart by the murderous Jack the Ripper
  • Netflix Original production standards - this is a quality adventure with a bold story to tell
  • Three playable characters, - immortal knight Sir Lancelot Du Lac, the cursed sorceress Morgana Le Fey, and the Ripper’s last victim Mary Kelly - each of whom has their own demons to take on in play
  • Crime scene investigations tailored to the skills of the three main characters, encouraging players to adapt their approach
  • A multi-branching story where in-game decisions impact on each character’s resolution
  • A wide array of NPCs designed to show what real life was like in 19th century Whitechapel
  • A cast of amazing voice actors, including stars from Dragon Age, Penny Dreadful, Black Mirror and Game of Thrones

Dance of Death: Du Lac & Fey is scheduled for release on PC starting April 5, 2019.

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