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Brothers Developers Reveal New IP, A Way Out, at E3



The developers of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons announced a brand new c- op IP entitled A Way Out at EA’s pre-E3 press conference yesterday.

The game features two protagonists named Vincent and Leo, whose shared goal is to escape from prison. A Way Out was originally announced in 2014 but had not received a title nor any specific details at that time.

The game will feature the parallel game mechanics that defined the studio’s first IP, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, however A Way Out will require the help of another player. This form of co-op will be available in both local and online play.

The team at Hazelight aims to take co-operative play into a new direction with A Way Out. Studio of Film Director Josef Fares expressed that the team wants to break away from the typical drop-in/drop-out style of co-operative games and capture a unique experience for both players as they progress through the journey. He revealed that he was inspired to make A Way Out when he and his partner realized that few games that offered this kind of experience.

Players will still however have their own individual freedoms. For example, while one player might be viewing a cut-scene, the other will still have the freedom to move around. Additionally problems that present themselves in the game will not be unique to any particular character giving players the freedom to decide who takes on which tasks.

A Way Out is projected to arrive in early 2018 and will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Troy Baker Discusses His Return as Joel in The Last of Us Part II



The Last of Us Part II Joel Ellie screenshot

Troy Baker has spoken about his return to the role of Joel in Naughty Dog’s upcoming title The Last of Us Part II.

During an exclusive interview with OnlySP at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Baker was asked how he felt to return to the role alongside Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie in the sequel to the acclaimed 2013 title.

“The first day we were on set was when we shot [the PSX reveal] trailer,” Baker revealed. “We go through rehearsals and stuff, and we walk through it, and things get real serious all of a sudden, when we heard both of our voices. When you put everything together, that’s when Ashley goes away and Troy goes away, and you’re left with Ellie and Joel.”

Baker noted that the first time creative director Neil Druckmann spoke to him about the potential of a sequel was during the British Academy Video Game Awards in March 2014.

Check out a clip from our exclusive interview with Troy Baker and Nolan North—including the revelation of North’s return as David and the significant musical numbers featured in the game—above, and stay tuned for the full interview.

Druckmann recently revealed that Baker and Johnson had completed their main work on the game, describing it as “the most ambitious cinematic shoot we’ve ever done.” Before that, he stated that the final scene of The Last of Us Part II has been shot, with Laura Bailey recently completing her performance capture for the title. Druckmann also revealed that the rapper Logic and actor Travis Willingham will also be appearing in the game.

Earlier this month, a screen of the game’s weapon upgrade system was leaked in a promotional video, with some noting that weapon variation may be present in the game’s revision of combat.

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