I get excited every time Wales Interactive announces one of its interactive films. My family makes an event out of them, popping up popcorn and passing the controller around, taking turns making choices for the characters and razzing each other whenever we get someone killed.
Wales Interactive today announced that its newest game Night Book, produced in collaboration with Good Gate Media, will launch on July 27. Filmed entirely remotely over Zoom, Night Book stars a number of recognizable faces, including Julie Dray (Cyberpunk 2077, Avenue 5) and Colin Salmon (Resident Evil, Arrow, and Die Another Day).
I've played the demo for Night Book, and it is very promising. The story follows Lauralyn, a live interpreter who has been manipulated into reading a cursed text as part of her job. With her husband away on business, Lauralyn is juggling a lot. She is expecting, and her father has taken up residence in the spare room, ranting about demons and slathering the place with crazy-guy art. So one might not expect him to react very well when demons actually start showing up (maybe).
Of course, a lot of what happens is up to the player. Wales Interactive's last game, I Saw Black Clouds, veered wildly between stories depending on the choices the player made. Night Book will likely follow the same pattern. Who knows, maybe there aren't demons at all. We'll find out later this month. Night Book will be available on July 27th for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and iOS devices. Pre-orders for the game are also live on PC via PC via Steam and Nintendo Switch.