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Desta: The Memories Between

Platform(s): Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, iOS
Genre: Strategy
Developer: ustwo games
Release Date: April 26, 2023

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'Desta: The Memories Between' Gets Nintendo Switch And PC Date, Open Beta Planned - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2023 @ 7:00 a.m. PST

Desta: The Memories Between is a strategic, turn-based action title. The game explores themes such as introspection and self-reflection focusing on the main lead character, Desta, as they navigate a dreamlike world.

Desta: The Memories Between is a character-driven rogue-like, featuring an immersive story, strategic turn-based tactics and… a metaphorical ball-game?

From the creators of Monument Valley, Desta: The Memories Between is a story of broken relationships, words left unsaid and the chance to explore your own dreams for answers.

Through its gameplay and characters, the game explores themes such as introspection and self-reflection focusing on the main lead character, Desta, as they navigate a dreamlike world.

This game contains themes of self-reflection, anxiety, mental health, loss of parental figures and gender identity. Player discretion is advised.

ustwo games announced that Desta: The Memories Between will be coming to PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch in the form of a huge game bundle on Wednesday 26th April 2023.

The game will also be coming to new platforms with a brand-new look: Dream Team Edition. This exclusive version will include the base Desta: The Memories Between game, all major content updates, as well as a 52-page Digital Art Book and complete game soundtrack. Players will be treated to reimagined tacticsbrand new characters and new game modes, abilities and memoria in this dreamy collection.  

Dream Team Edition also offers more flexibility for every type of player, featuring:

  • Shortcuts for story-focused gamers, 
  • Challenge Mode for players wanting to take their tactics to the next level with a variety of surprising and unique challenges to overcome outside of the core game experience, and
  • Nightmare Mode, a first for ustwo games, is an ultra hardcore gameplay experience for those wanting to fully immerse themselves in the roguelike aspects of memories between. 

“We’re really excited to bring Desta to new platforms. Even more players will be able to enjoy its story, gameplay and characters, falling even deeper into Desta’s dream with our Dream Team Edition. We’ve packed this bundle with so many new abilities, characters, game modes and more - I can’t wait for our community to get their hands on it in the coming weeks. 

Whether you are an experienced tactics player or this is your very first time trying one out, we believe Desta: The Memories Between (Dream Team Edition) has something for every type of player” said Lead Designer on Desta, Joel Beardshaw.”

In the coming weeks, Desta: The Memories Between will be having a community beta and there’s a chance for lucky fans to get early access to the game. Sign up to the ustwo games Discord channel where more information about the beta will be available very soon.

Also announced today, ustwo games will be partnering with national charity UK Youth on a yearlong initiative to help young people and youth centres fight the cost of living throughout the year, providing financial support, awareness, mentorship, and more. 

With over 71% of youth services being stripped away by the government in the last decade, almost 2,000 children’s centres and youth clubs have closed. Starting in December 2022, ustwo games will be donating up to £81,000 in the form of grants to local youth organisations across the UK. The UK-based studio will also donate £27,000 of unrestricted funding to UK Youth support activities during the cost-of-living crisis. Please find the JustGiving page here.

Key Features

  • Into the Infinite Dream - Night after night, Desta finds themselves falling into the mysterious and seemingly endless Infinite Dream - filled with powerful, luminous orb-like balls, shattered remnants of locations past and relationships Desta’s wished went differently
  • Play a Surreal Ball Game - Overcome tactical challenges with perfect throws, shoot spirited trick shots and land sensational hits in turn-based sports-style encounters. As nights progress, Desta will become more experienced and attuned to this surreal world, discovering new abilities and ways to win
  • Find your Friends - Brought to life with a full voice cast, Desta will meet all sorts of interesting and strange characters throughout their journey, all with exceptional abilities and powers, creating a varied and different playing experience every time
  • Relive Forgotten Memories - Surprises await every time Desta falls into the dreamworld. With unique dialogue, abilities and environments to explore - this is ustwo games' deepest and most replayable game yet
  • Introduction to Tactics - From beginning to end, being approachable is a core value of all ustwo games. Desta: The Memories Between is designed for players of all skill levels to be able to experience the full journey

Desta: The Memories Between is coming to PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch on April 26, 2023, with other consoles to follow at a later date.

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