NEW TRAILER SHOWCASES HOW PLAYERS WILL USE LIGHT AND SHADOW TO GUIDE EMMA AND A BIZARRE TEDDY BEAR PAST SURREAL AND SINISTER OBSTACLES
Developer Monochrome and Publisher Hatinh Interactive have unveiled a release date and new trailer for upcoming dreamlike, action and adventure puzzle platformer Tandem: A Tale of Shadows. Emma and teddy bear Fenton’s perilous investigation across PC, Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms will begin on October 21. Today’s trailer showcases the title’s dual protagonist gameplay and offers a new glimpse of the illusory dangers that await the pair as they attempt to solve the mystery surrounding Thomas Kane’s disappearance.
Discover Tandem: A Tale of Shadows’ enrapturing Gamescom trailer.
The video, which debuted at IGN’s Gamescom 2021: Awesome Indies presentation yesterday, also shows off more of the Tandem’s jaw-dropping visuals and the chiaroscuro dimensions inspired by Jules Vernes, Conan Doyle and Tim Burton that fans can expect to traverse soon.
In Tandem: A Tale of Shadows, players will alternate between Emma’s top-down view and Fenton’s horizontal side-scroller view, using the former’s lantern to cast shadows the teddy bear can cross. In turn, the latter can activate switches that may be out of view.
Each of the game’s chapters will introduce fans to new mechanics they must master if they hope to defeat the horrifying monstrosities that await them. As players sink into Tandem’s five strange worlds, they’ll stitch together answers surrounding the vanishment of the Kane family and shed light on the title’s dauntless heroes.
Tandem: A Tale of Shadows Key Features
- Stunning Art Direction
Discover a playful and frightening universe inspired by Jules Vernes, Conan Doyle, Tim Burton and Victorian era architecture.
- Clever Puzzles
Solve over forty puzzles and obstacles in order to unravel the mystery surrounding Thomas Kane’s disappearance.
- Dual Gameplay
Swap perspectives between Emma and Fenton. Light up the scene and cast shadows as Emma from a top-down view. Walk on shadows projected by Emma’s lantern from Fenton’s side-scroller view.
- Fight With Strategy
Players will face mechanical toy-like enemies and bosses throughout each dimension. Since Emma’s strategy is not to attack, players must rely on their wit to move forward.
- Narrative-Driven Adventure
Players are invited to discover many fun, creative and very elaborate cutscenes. Clever players will find the hidden rooms which will reveal the clues that will teach them more about the disappearance of Thomas Kane.
- Diverse Mechanics
Push or pull objects to create shadows. Use alarms and traps to your advantage. Tandem features a variety of interactive elements for players to experiment with.