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MIO: Memories in Orbit, a Stunning Metroidvania Planned for 2025, Revealed at Nintendo Direct

The new game from Focus Entertainment and Douze Dixièmes is coming to PC and consoles

PARIS June 18, 2024 – After their first game together, Shady Part of Me, a poetic and moving fable that won critical acclaim, Focus Entertainment and Douze Dixièmes are excited to renew their collaboration on MIO: Memories in Orbit, a new sci-fi odyssey that combines the metroidvania genre with a unique art direction. As a robot named MIO, players will explore and conquer the Vessel, a gigantic, maze-like spaceship, to save it from extinction.

A dangerous and mesmerizing world to explore

You are MIO, a nimble robot with extraordinary abilities. You wake up in the Vessel, a spaceship drifting aimlessly in space. This enormous technological ark, whose initial purpose remains unknown, lies now as a field of ruins, overgrown with lush vegetation and machines gone rogue.

Delve into the heart of this technological labyrinth to revive its lost memories. As you guide MIO through the vast expanse of the Vessel, you’ll unlock new powers and abilities to explore new areas, face off against a fearsome bestiary, and uncover the ship’s secrets.

Unveiled exclusively at the latest Nintendo Direct, MIO’s first trailer reveals gameplay as intense as it is varied, immersing players in a decadent, hypnotic world of stunning scenery. More information on the game and its gameplay will be announced in the next coming months.

“Focus teams are delighted to work once again with one of the group’s internal studios: Douze Dixièmes,” said John Bert, Managing Director of Focus Entertainment Publishing. “Its creative talents demonstrate the same inventiveness and unrivaled artistic flair that enchanted us on Shady Part of Me, that will shine through again in this metroidvania with its unique atmosphere. We can’t wait to reveal more about MIO and its world, and to see players immerse themselves in this magnificent experience.”

“As a partner studio of Focus Entertainment, we’re excited about this new collaboration,” said the Douze Dixièmes team. “As a publisher, they’re always present to support our ideas and help us iterate on the metroidvania formula. After several years in development, we’re very proud of what MIO: Memories in Orbit can bring to the genre, and this first trailer proves it. We can’t wait to show our players even more over the coming months.”

MIO: Memories in Orbit will be available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch in 2025. Wishlist the game and sign up as a Focus member to subscribe to our newsletter and keep up to date with the latest news on Focus games!

About Douze Dixièmes

Douze Dixièmes is an independent studio established in 2017. Based near Paris and originally formed by seven friends from different backgrounds (animation, civil engineering, research, architecture), the team now counts over twenty talents on board. Released in 2020, their debut title, Shady Part of Me, blended puzzle, platforming and dreamland, marking the studio’s first collaboration with Focus Entertainment.