Ever since Triple-I Games first announced Hindsight 20/20: Wrath of the Raakshasa back in April 2019, we’ve heard very little about the single-player action-RPG other than a brief cameo at PAX East 2020. Today, the developer lifted its head above the parapet to announce that Hindsight 20/20: Wrath of the Raakshasa is now penciled in for release in Q2 2021.
Triple-I, which consists of BioWare, ArenaNet, Sucker Punch Studios, and Amazon Games Studio alumni, explains:
We made the choice last year to utilize the extra time 2020 gave us and we are now ready to bring Hindsight to our wonderful followers and fans,” said Hemanshu Chhabra, creative director at Triple-I Games. “We amped up the choices, combat, cinematics, and even the framerate to make our game the best it can be when we launch later this year.”
Squeezed into the announcement is also news of a PlayStation 5 launch joining the already-announced release on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The next-gen version will harness the PlayStation 5’s hardware to offer 4K/60FPS performance, vastly improved loading times, and a visual boost thanks to better ambient occlusion, motion blur, and bloom.
New Hindsight 20/20: Wrath of the Raakshasa Details
Triple-I Games also produced some new information that frames the narrative underpinning Hindsight 20/20: Wrath of the Raakshasa. Players jump in as the mysterious Jehan, an unwitting hero tasked with ridding the kingdom of Champaner, a pacifist stronghold, of a pernicious virus that morphs its residents into bloodthirsty beasts. Jehan finds himself torn between his forefathers’ pacifistic values and seeking revenge for his recently-murdered father. Morality-based decisions play a central role, as Triple-I explains:
Decisions in Hindsight 20/20 have long-lasting repercussions, impacting the game and delivering branching story paths. Choices can appear obvious via dialogue or fighting methods, but destiny may have something completely unexpected in store for Jehan. Sometimes even travel time can make a difference. Move too slowly or get distracted helping townspeople and Jehan might not make it in time to save the day.”
To mark the occasion, Triple-I Games also conjured up a brand new trailer showcasing Hindsight 20/20: Wrath of the Raakshasa‘s frenetic combat in action.
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