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Lovers of Adventure and Mystery can Cross the Globe and the Mists of Time in New Game for PS4, Xbox One, PC & Mac from Creators of Heralded Runaway Adventure Saga

PARIS – APRIL 29, 2016 – Today, game publisher Microïds announced that it plans to release Yesterday Origins, a new adventure game from Pendulo Studios, for Playstation®4, Xbox One, PC and Mac worldwide on September 29, 2016. Yesterday Origins invites lovers of adventure and mystery to cross the globe and the mists of time for a brand new title from the creators of the award-winning “Runaway” saga, drawing on Pendulo Studios’ 20 years of making adventure games with compelling storylines and memorable characters. The game can be glimpsed in new screens released today by Microïds and Pendulo Studios.

This is the first time a Pendulo Studios game has been developed in 3D, allowing unprecedented visual effects including dynamic shadowing and realistic physics for objects. It does however retain the very recognizable “cartoon” graphic style which has been part of their success for over a decade (the “Runaway” saga, “The Next Big Thing”…).

In Yesterday Origins, the main protagonists John Yesterday and his partner Pauline, immortals who own an antiques store in Paris, travel across the globe through multiple periods. The story takes place across the current and medieval eras, through a series of flashbacks. At the beginning of the game, a young John is imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition for witchcraft, just prior to the sequence of events that will change his life/lives forever. Although not yet able to resurrect at that point of his life, he has already attracted the attention and fallen foul of Church authorities due to his unusual ability to understand and speak every language he encounters.

Most of the adventure, however, is set in the present day, and the player assumes the roles of John and Pauline in turns as they seek the origins of immortality. Other members of the large cast (over 25 characters) have other plans for them… This will lead to a breathtaking chase across the world, from France to the United States, with stops in Spain, the Netherlands or the United Kingdom along the way.

The game is fully voice-acted and with an original musical score. The distinctive tone of the studio’s titles is present: mature, always offbeat, with a sprinkle of black humor. The interface and controls are equally suited to game controllers and to the mouse.

Yesterday Origins is an adventure game developed and co-produced by Microïds and Pendulo Studios,  with a launch date scheduled for September 29, 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac, available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Polish.

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About Microïds

Created in 1985, Microïds is an international publisher of multi-platform video games based in Paris (France). Today, it represents Anuman Interactive’s video game business in all its forms.

Managed by its creator Elliot Grassiano, Microïds keeps getting stronger and widens its large game catalogue with genres as varied as adventure, management, simulation and action. Through its adaptations of iconic titles such as “Syberia” or “Amerzone” on new supports or through its original creations (“Subject 13”, “Agatha Christie : The A.B.C. Murders”,  “Yesterday Origins”, “Motoracer 4”), Microïds is developing on PC, Mac, Playstation 4, Xbox One, as well as iOS and Android mobiles and tablets.

Besides its heroes and heroines from original creations (Kate Walker from “Syberia“, Victoria Mc Pherson from “Still Life“…), Microïds also creates new titles including other characters or authors from other media (comic books, cinema, literature…) such as Garfield or Agatha Christie.

Microïds is currently developing Syberia 3 scheduled for 2016, responding to many fans of this cult adventure game series (more than 3 million sold) who have been waiting for more than ten years.

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About Pendulo Studios
Pendulo Studios is a 20-year-old developer based in Madrid, Spain. Specialized in narrative games, we’re better known for the million-selling Runaway saga, the cult game The Next Big Thing and the IMGA nominee noir adventure Yesterday. We keep on saying that we make the kind of games that we‘d love to play, which includes a love for details, gorgeous artwork, rich scenarios and a definite passion for adventure.


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