Hindisght 20/20 is a new single-player action adventure game with morality-based decisions by former BioWare, ArenaNet, and Sucker Punch veterans at Triple-I Games.
Hindsight 20/20 will release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac in 2020.
The game’s official description reads:
The peaceful town of Champaner holds life sacred above all else. A calamitous virus capable of turning people into blood-thirsty beasts called Raakshasas threatens Champaner’s harmonious ways. In response, King Marcos orders the kidnapping and execution of all Raakshasas including Seth, the leader of the beasts. Seth flees and forms a rival town called Gibsonia, a safe haven for anyone who has or could turn into a Raakshasa. He then opens a powerful rift over Champaner, capable of destroying the kingdom at any time.
At the center of this developing war is a fated one-armed man named Jehan who lived in Champaner, until his father was killed. Jehan’s malleability and freedom of choice form the crux of Hindsight 20/20. Will he uphold the values of his hometown by avoiding bloodshed? Or will the murder of his father fuel him with a rage that can only be quelled with the death of those responsible? Perhaps there is a middle ground, where violence justifies a peaceful end. Survive in a world of grey by deciding who Jehan really is and what motivates him.
Before every battle, players will choose whether Jehan will be merciful or completely relentless by picking either a stun baton or a blade as a weapon.
If players decide on a more violent path, they’ll be rewarded with more powerful combat abilities for Jehan. However, if they chose to be merciful, Jehan will have a better relationship with the residents of Champaner and get access to more resourceful skills. And, to make it more complex, enemy behavior will differ based on which weapon you chose.
And of course, those decisions have lasting consequences. Sparing Jehan’s father’s killer preserves Champaner’s values, but he may return, stronger and more ruthless than before.
Hindsight 20/20 explores themes of morality at times of crisis, segregation, regret, peace, and self-criticism.
“Hindsight 20/20 was born when I really came to terms with what that phrase means as a philosophy,” said Hemanshu Chhabra, creative director at Triple-I Games. “So many of us look back on decisions they regret, so I wanted to make a game that encapsulates this feeling and allows players to go back and really see what differences they could have made.”
Hindsight 20/20 will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and Mac in Q1/Q2 2020.
You can check out the game’s announcement trailer below.