Where the Heart Leads Comes Home to PlayStation on 13 July
Every Choice Builds a New Future in PlayStation Exclusive Set for Digital and Physical
AUSTIN, TX — 17 March, 2021 — Revealed moments ago during PlayStation’s Indie Day, Where the Heart Leads, a surreal narrative journey through one man’s past from the AAA veterans at Armature Studio, changes the future on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility Tuesday, 13 July. The same-day physical version will release courtesy of Perp Games.
When husband and father Whit Anderson descends into a sinkhole to save the family dog, he unwittingly tumbles into a journey through time. Suddenly enveloped by visions of his past, present, and future, Whit discovers he can change them, altering the course of his life forever.
Boasting thousands of choices and dozens of endings across a twisting, uplifting, gut-wrenching story, Where the Heart Leads features a 600,000-word script, rivaling five novels or the biggest AAA RPGs. Step into Whit’s life, from his childhood and teenage years to fumbling around as a young adult and reflecting on his works as an old man. Experience an entire lifetime of choices and their consequences.
A broad cast of memorable, complicated characters fill Whit’s life with love, fear, calm, and anxiety. Grapple with difficult decisions posed by friends, family, and other loved ones. Support your brother’s passion for art or push him towards a more conventional career. Give advice to your partner or give her the space to solve her problem independently. Whit’s choices could lead him back to the wife and kids he left behind, to a life unlike anything he’s ever known, or to his ruin.
Proudly supported by the PlayStation Indies initiative, Where the Heart Leads unfolds a rich narrative tapestry of detailed, realistic writing and entrancing watercolor-style artwork. Marvel at surrealist landscapes reminiscent of dreams and their shifting realities. Explore detailed environments to find journal entries, sentimental items, and other artifacts of Whit’s past. Discover if the grass is greener, whether fate can change, and how one life orbits countless others.
“The lives we lead are tangled—countless unseen threads chronicle our story,” said Todd Keller, director, Armature Studio. “Where the Heart Leads tugs on these knots, inviting players to reflect on where they’ve been, where they’re going, and what’s most important, even when life is frightening and the road uncertain.”
Where the Heart Leads dreams of a different life on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility on Tuesday, 13 July for $24.99. A physical version via Perp Games is set for same-day release. Peer into the life of Whit and his family on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, or visit the official website.
About Armature Studio
Founded in 2008 by key developers of the acclaimed Metroid Prime franchise, Austin, Texas-based Armature Studio crafts compelling, high-end gaming experiences as both an independent developer and partner to some of the industry’s biggest names. The studio’s work includes original IPs like ReCore and Dead Star alongside development support for legendary franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Fortnite, Borderlands, and Batman: Arkham.
About Perp Games
Perp Games is a global video games publisher, with a proud track record of publishing award-winning titles, exciting indie games and some of the world’s most recognized franchises, from the most talented studios. Perp Games is an established and recognized global force in entertainment, bringing extraordinary and exciting games to market, across multiple formats and media.