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7:00 AM on 04.29.2013

David Cage joined by film writers and directors on PS4

It's not normal for a man to write a 2,000 page script or direct a 10+ hour film, so I can't blame David Cage if all of Beyond: Two Souls isn't golden. Realizing how this strains developer Quantic Dream's game director, co-CE...

Allistair Pinsof

9:00 PM on 04.28.2013

Quantic Dream's PS4 engine predates Beyond: Two Souls

When I asked Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière if its upcoming, untitled PlayStation 4 game would be based on Beyond: Two Souls' engine, I got a response I wasn't expecting. The developer began development ...

Allistair Pinsof



Beyond: Two Souls Tribeca trailer + 35 minutes of footage photo
Beyond: Two Souls Tribeca trailer + 35 minutes of footage
by Allistair Pinsof

Say what you want about David Cage, but I dare you to watch the above trailer and not be impressed. I feel you are going to prove me wrong, but join me, however briefly, with enthusiasm for Beyond: Two Soul's immense trailer which debuted at Tribeca last night.

The trailer shows Jodie Holmes (played by Ellen Page) throughout the different stages of her life. Different heights, clothes, locations, personalities, occupations, ages, and haircuts are shown, giving our first glimpse at how Quantic Dream is making good on a story that is supposed to follow Jodie for 15 years. I have my doubts Cage will make a cohesive tapestry that ties all these different stages together, but it looks fascinating when condensed to a ~3 minute trailer.

For a deeper look at the game, the 35 minute gameplay demo debuted at Tribeca should give a better impression. There are HEAVY SPOILERS in the demo, so if you don't want the early parts of the game ruined, you best skip it.

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9:00 AM on 04.28.2013

Heavy Rain was written for John Goodman and Clive Owen

David Cage has said in the past that he writes characters with actors in mind for roles. With better tech and a bigger budget, Cage finally got the cast he wanted with Beyond: Two Souls which stars Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe...

Allistair Pinsof

11:00 AM on 04.26.2013

Watch hour-long Beyond scene and trailer on stream

Just because I'm in New York this weekend covering Beyond: Two Soul's presence at the Tribeca Film Festival, doesn't mean you have to. Have to be in New York that is, since the hour-long clip and trailer will be live streamed...

Allistair Pinsof

2:45 PM on 04.24.2013

Here's a 'bootleg' trailer for Beyond: Two Souls

As you may have heard, Beyond: Two Souls is an official selection for the Tribeca Film Festival. Sony has sent along a fake bootleg to go along with that massive fake script.  After watching a bit of some fake (but well...

Dale North

4:33 PM on 04.23.2013

Here's the 2,000-page script for Beyond: Two Souls

I could see the FedEx delivery man hobbling down the street. I knew he was coming for me, but he was taking awhile as he was carrying a small box that looked like it was giving him some trouble. I met him halfway and he gave ...

Dale North

4:30 PM on 04.18.2013

Beyond: Two Souls box art is the Ellen Page-iest

Ellen Page. Polygons. Emotions. Mature. Beyond. On a related note, David Cage and Ms. Page will be screening Beyond: Two Souls at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 27. Because it's a movie, I guess. BEYOND: Two Souls Box Art Revealed [PlayStation Blog]

Tony Ponce

11:30 PM on 03.22.2013

Ducktales HD, Saints Row's Dubstep Gun, & BF4 Propellers

Hey gang! Here's today's Destructoid Show, which aired live earlier from, uh. Not PAX East. Unfortunately. The big news of the day, hands down, is Ducktales Remastered, an HD remake of the NES classic. Sadly, Mega Man isn't ...

Max Scoville

11:00 AM on 03.22.2013

Marketers wanted guns on Beyond: Two Souls promo art

Beyond: Two Souls had to fight to stop its promo art being reduced to a character holding a gun like 90% of the rest of videogame advertising, Quantic Dream recently revealed. Had marketers had their way, Ellen Page would be ...

Jim Sterling

1:50 PM on 03.21.2013

Gameplay video of Beyond: Two Souls

If you read our hands-on preview of Beyond: Two Souls this morning, you'll be glad to see that this video clip shows off much of the same section of game I played through. This lets you see for yourself how the game is looki...

Dale North





9:30 AM on 03.21.2013

Cage: No QTE for Beyond: Two Souls

At a preview event earlier this week, Quantic Dream boss David Cage revealed that their upcoming PS3 game, Beyond: Two Souls, would not use QuickTime Events (QTEs). In an effort to create a more discreet and fluid UI, they've...

Dale North



First hands-on: Beyond: Two Souls photo
First hands-on: Beyond: Two Souls
by Dale North

While a sizable portion of Beyond: Two Souls was shown to press at a event at Quantic Dream this week, unfortunately, it was a hands-off situation. But the studio didn't want to leave us completely empty handed, so they prepared a shorter demo for us to play. It may have not been as deep or involved as the view-only session, but this first hands-on of the game gave us a good taste of what to expect as far as controls go. 

As for the story? Not so much.

Our session took place far enough into the game that Quantic Dream staff members had us playing the first bit of our hands-on session without sound in an effort to avoid spoiling the story. Only when the spoilers were passed were we permitted to hear the audio. This must be an easily spoiled story!

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Preview: An emotional ride with Beyond: Two Souls photo
Preview: An emotional ride with Beyond: Two Souls
by Dale North

After watching about an hour of live gameplay of Beyond: Two Souls, I felt like I witnessed a string of truly meaningful moments in the life of a gifted yet misunderstood person. In this small glimpse into what was probably just a few days of her life, I saw this girl struggle with loneliness, disappointment, and even homelessness, but I also saw a helpful and hopeful side of this same person later emerge, leading up to a climax where her selflessness ended up costing her. 

This segment of gameplay was enough of an emotional ride that, after watching, I felt like I had to honor Quantic Dream boss David Cage's gentle request. He asked attending press members during a studio visit to consider not spoiling the story elements shown during this session. I was moved enough by what I saw that I knew that going into too much detail would ruin the chance of anyone reading this preview feeling the same. 

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10:30 PM on 03.01.2013

Witcher 3 gets horses and fire, Beyond gets Willem Dafoe

As we do every Friday (except for sometimes) we did a live Destructoid Show. CD Projekt Red announced some stuff about The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, and then dropped some new screens. Some stuff is being released in May...

Max Scoville



Willem Dafoe revealed in Beyond: Two Souls photo
Willem Dafoe revealed in Beyond: Two Souls
by Jim Sterling

Legendary actor and Destructoid patron saint, Willem Dafoe, has been revealed in Beyond: Two Souls. Quantic Dream's upcoming game just got 100,000,000,000 times more interesting! 

The above trailer showcases America's favorite orc-faced icon in all his craggy glory, and it truly is a sight to behold. The trailer doesn't give us any gameplay, Beyond still selling itself on nothing but Hollywood street cred, but the reveal of Willem Dafoe makes a compelling argument. The argument of -- WILLEM DAFOE AAAAAHHHHHHH!

Any game with the Dafoe Factor -- also known as the Willelement -- has a good chance of being the greatest game ever made. This is true of films, with Spider-Man, American Psycho, and A Horse Named Keanu all being classic movies of their time. 

Godspeed to the artists at Quantic currently working to recreate the most gloriously terrifying face in movies. The game's coming out October 8 on PS3!

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