Narrative Adventure game THE COUNCIL is set for the release of its first episode, THE MAD ONES, on March 13 on Xbox One. This trailer gives insight from the development team into how the game combines massive choices between vastly different branching paths and RPG mechanics, offering a fresh vision of the narrative-adventure genre.
Begin your journey with Louis de Richet on Lord Mortimer’s private island and try to discover your mother’s fate – before it’s too late. Joining you are a number of high profile guests, including Napoleon Bonaparte and George Washington.
In a new twist for the genre, the core of THE COUNCIL’ gameplay comes from manipulating and maneuvering through character encounters using the unique Social Influence system. During confrontations, skills and limited resources can be used to gain the upper hand and achieve the desired outcome. Failing an encounter does not mean ‘game over’, and no action can be taken back. The results will forever alter the life of Louis de Richet, of those around him, and shape history as we know it.
THE COUNCIL’s first episode, THE MAD ONES, arrives on Xbox One, March 13. The complete season will include a total of five episodes, with new episodes releasing regularly in 2018.