Today, Ovosonico and 505 Games released a beautiful teaser trailer for Last Day of June, a brand new game from critically acclaimed director Massimo Guarini (Murasaki Baby, Shadow of the Damned, Naruto: Rise of a Ninja), award-winning musician and record producer Steven Wilson, and Jess Cope (animator on Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” and director for Metallica’s “Here Comes Revenge” music video). Check out the trailer below!
Last Day of June is a single-player journey that progresses participants from a viewer joining Carl and June on what begins as a outing to their favorite spot, to a character deeply intertwined in the narrative, as they try to unlock the sequence of events that could save the day – and June’s life. In this cinematic experience, players will solve emotionally challenging puzzles in an attempt to turn back time, compelling them to ask themselves “What would you do to save the one you love?”
According to the press release, Massimo Guarini, founder and CEO, Ovosonico, said the following – “With Last Day of June, my vision is to create a riveting emotional experience that connects with the broader audience of human beings. People feel comfortable broadly saying they don’t like videogames without ever really trying them, but never say that about movies or music or art – there’s always something they can identify with. I believe games can be just as universal and relatable, and that’s what we’re attempting to show with this project.”
The trailer looks really cool, and I’m curious as to how the gameplay mechanics will work in the story. It sounds like you will need to try and save June, so the big question is – how do you do it? Or maybe you don’t – perhaps this will be a cinematic experience that will focus on how Carl lives with his grief. We will bring you more info as it becomes available.
In the meantime, expect Last Day of June to arrive later this year on Playstation 4 and PC. What do you think of the trailer? Let us know in the comments below!