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Play the award-winning narrative adventure from the master storytellers behind Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture on PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch

Leamington Spa – 25 January 2022: Developers The Chinese Room and publishers Secret Mode today announced the multi-award-winning Little Orpheus is coming to console and PC on 1 March 2022. Players can experience this technicolour side-scrolling adventure on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Steam, Epic Games Store and Nintendo Switch.

See the Release Date Announce Trailer here:

The year is 1962 and NASA is trying to put a man on the moon. In a remote corner of Siberia, a Soviet cosmonaut is heading in the other direction. Comrade Ivan Ivanovich is dropped into an extinct volcano in his exploration capsule, Little Orpheus, to explore the centre of the Earth. He promptly vanishes. Three years later he emerges claiming to have saved the world.

Join Comrade Ivanovich as he explores lost civilizations, undersea kingdoms, prehistoric jungles and lands beyond imagination. Little Orpheus is a side-scrolling adventure game for casual players and seasoned adventure fans alike, inspired by classic movies like Flash Gordon, Sinbad and The Land that Time Forgot.

This definitive edition of the multi-award-winning Apple Arcade hit from master storytellers The Chinese Room is rebuilt and remastered for the big screen with hi-res textures, new moves, new animations, and enhanced graphics and effects. Little Orpheus for PC and consoles also features the bonus ninth episode – A Rush of Onion to the Head – and the Lost Recordings Mode from the original game. 

“Bringing such a beloved, award winning and acclaimed title to our PC and Console fans is something Secret Mode are super-excited to be involved in,” said James Schall, Director of Publishing at Secret Mode. “Incredible craft and ingenuity of storytelling is the DNA of The Chinese Room. We can’t wait to hear and read what players think!”

Players who pre-order or purchase the game on Steam in the first two weeks of launch will also receive the Ivor-award nominated soundtrack by BAFTA-winning composer Jessica Curry and Jim Fowler for free.

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About Secret Mode
Greetings from The Bunker! Secret Mode is the newly founded publishing wing of the award-winning Sumo Group Plc. Our goal is to publish internally developed projects from any of our 11 game development studios across the UK, US, Europe, and India, as well as third party independent game developers. We believe that games are for everyone, and that creativity has no limits. We believe quality and fun are everything.

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