During PlayStation Indie Day, the release date for Where the Heart Leads was revealed. Where the Heart Leads is a surreal narrative journey through one man’s past from the AAA veterans at Armature Studio and changes the future on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility Tuesday, July 13. The same-day physical version will release courtesy of Perp Games.
When husband and father Whit Anderson descends into a sinkhole to save the family dog, he unwittingly stumbles into a journey through time. Suddenly enveloped by visions of his past, present, and future, Whit discovers he can change them, altering the course of his life forever.
Proudly supported by the PlayStation Indies initiative, Where the Heart Leads unfolds a rich narrative tapestry of detailed, realistic writing and entrancing watercolor-style artwork. Marvel at surrealist landscapes reminiscent of dreams and their shifting realities. Explore detailed environments to find journal entries, sentimental items, and other artifacts of Whit’s past.
Recently shared, the game boasts thousands of choices and dozens of endings across a twisting, uplifting, gut-wrenching story, Where the Heart Leads features a 600,000-word script, rivaling five novels or the biggest AAA RPGs. Step into Whit’s life, from his childhood and teenage years to fumbling around as a young adult and reflecting on his works as an old man. Experience an entire lifetime of choices and their consequences.
A broadcast of memorable, complicated characters fill Whit’s life with love, fear, calm, and anxiety. Grapple with difficult decisions posed by friends, family, and other loved ones. Support your brother’s passion for art or push him towards a more conventional career. Give advice to your partner or give her the space to solve her problem independently. Whit’s choices could lead him back to the wife and kids he left behind, to a life unlike anything he’s ever known, or to his ruin.
“The lives we lead are tangled—countless unseen threads chronicle our story,” said Todd Keller, director, Armature Studio. “Where the Heart Leads tugs on these knots, inviting players to reflect on where they’ve been, where they’re going, and what’s most important, even when life is frightening and the road uncertain.”
Where the Heart Leads dreams of a different life on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility on Tuesday, July 13 for $24.99, a physical version via Perp Games is set for same-day release. Peer into Whit and his family’s life on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, or visit the official website.
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