South of the Circle is making its way to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC, publisher 11 bit studios has announced.
The game’s viewership has been quite limited as it is currently an Apple Arcade exclusive, having launched in October 2020 to positive reviews. It was developed by independent studio State of Play Games and it’s now offered on PC and consoles by 11-bit publishing studios, the people who developed This War of Mine, Frostpunk and Frostpunk 2.
South of the Circle is described as an “emotional narrative experience” centering on the romantic relationship between two Cambridge scholars embroiled in political friction during the Cold War era. The story is voiced and captured by an all-star cast including Gwilym Lee (Bohemian Rhapsody), Olivia Vinall (The Woman in White), Richard Goulding (The Crown), Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones), Adrian Rawlins (Chernobyl) and Michael Fox (Downton Abbey).
You’ll face tough choices in South of the Circle as you navigate questions about life’s choices and consequences, deciding between your career and true love, and maneuvering between your past and present circumstances. You play as Peter, who is desperate for help when his plane crashes in Cold War Antarctica.
“As he seeks help, his past unfolds before him, revealing how the pressures of power and his own aspirations have led him into this crisis from which he must somehow escape,” reads the official synopsis. “A romance between him and fellow college student Clara develops, and Peter learns the weight of all the things he promised. Like childhood memories, some promises stay with us forever.”
There’s no release date yet for South of the Circle, but you can add it to your Steam Wishlist if you want to keep track of it.
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