PlayStation Exclusive Where the Heart Leads Out Today with Branching Story, Hundreds of Choices
A Riveting Narrative Journey from the Makers of Metroid Prime, ReCore, Resident Evil 4 VR
AUSTIN, TX — 13 July 2021 — Where the Heart Leads, a surreal narrative journey through one man’s past from the AAA veteransat Armature Studio, offers a second chance at life on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility today. The limited-release Physical Edition, from Perp Games, goes on sale 16 July in Europe, with the US physical release set for later this year.
Experience thousands of possible narrative paths as Whit Anderson, who unwittingly steps back in time to find moments of his life can be changed. Navigate the emotional throes of the teenage years, first love, second chances, and the joyful terrors of parenthood. Rewrite Whit’s life story completely, or attempt to trace the steps back to his present.
Across a 600,000-word script rivaling five novels or the very biggest AAA RPGs, make hundreds of choices, many of which can unexpectedly set Whit’s life on a new path. Witness how seasons, years, and consequences change Carthage, a small town with a rich, memorable cast and history.
Where the Heart Leads shirks binary choices and simple outcomes for surprising storytelling with unparalleled depth. Whit’s responses are remembered, but rarely in isolation. Opinions change over the years across countless dilemmas, building toward dozens of possible endings and thousands of permutations for the final fates of his friends, family, and loved ones.
Encourage Whit’s love to chase her dreams or talk her into something more conventional. Save the family farm or move downtown and leave it all behind. Set the stage for a timeless tale of love, loss, whether the grass is greener, and what we leave behind.
“As we wrote this story, we realized we were sharing bits and pieces of our own lives in all the ways Whit’s journey can be told,” said Todd Keller, director, Armature Studio. “In the end, Where the Heart Leads became more about finding each other than finding home. In writing their own story, I hope players feel inspired to reconnect with loved ones—it’s never too late, and it’s never been more important.”
Where the Heart Leads is out now on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 via backwards compatibility for $24.99. The special Physical Edition from Perp Games is packed full of exclusive physical and digital content, including two physical postcards, a digital artbook, and the digital soundtrack. The EU Physical Edition will release this Friday ahead of the US release later this year. Start a new adventure with Armature Studio on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, step into Whit’s world on Instagram, and 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 Resident Evil, Metal Gear Solid, Fortnite, Borderlands, and Batman: Arkham.