In Beacon Pines, you play as the main character Luka, as well as the reader of the book, which is the setting for the game.“Set in a charming storybook town inspired by the nostalgia of fairy tales, Beacon Pines follows the story of Luka as he investigates an unfolding mystery with the help of his friends. Fill in the blanks of his tale with ‘charms’, collectable words that can be used to alter the story that unfolds.” The destiny of Beacon Pines, and Luka will depend on the charms you choose while playing, meaning the story can go several ways.
“As the book's reader, you’ll navigate the story’s turning points using The Chronicle: an interactive story tree that branches and grows along with your choices. Exploring one set of events can unlock new charms to use on another branch, leading you to jump back and forth between entirely different versions of the story in order to unravel the mysteries at the heart of Beacon Pines.”
Beacon Pines releases on September 22, 2022 on Xbox, Steam, and Nintendo Switch. If you pre-ordered now, Beacon Pines is on sale for 10% off the retail price. If you are unsure, there is also a demo available on Steam. It will also be available on Xbox GamePass.