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Late Shift looks to blur the line between movies and games this April

Merging the worlds of cinema and video games is not a new concept, but Late Shift, a new game launching this April, is looking to try its hand at combining the two with a heavy dose of player choice. Billed as a "cinematic FMV crime thriller," Late shift was penned by Michael R. Johnson, the author behind the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film, and will be published Wales Interactive. Take a look at the game's trailer below:

Operating as a sort of choose-your-own-adventure film, Late Shift puts a heavy emphasis on player decisions to back up its interactive storytelling. As the story unfolds around your character, who is forced into helping out with an auction house robbery, every decision you make has the potential to make an impact on the narrative.

Late Shift is set for an April launch, but there's no exact date pinned down just yet. It will be available on PC via Steam, Xbox One, and PS4.

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14 Comments
  • Anyone else annoyed that she asked for Maserati keys and they drove off in a BMW i8?
  • Heh, hopefully that's just the way they stitched together the trailer. :-)
  • Looks really good. I'll definitely try it out when it comes out.
  • Looks really good. I'll definitely try it out when it comes out.
  • Looks really good. I'll definitely try it out when it comes out.
  • you have plenty of options right now, no need to wait for this "game". If you want to enjoy movie based "games" try out The Bunker
  • Thanks. I'll try it.
  • This looks like an idea that's going to flop, if I want to play a game, I'll play a game, if I want to watch a movie, I'll watch a movie. This just looks like either a really boring game where you hardly do anything or a disjointed film that will keep getting interrupted when it asks you for input.
  • Reminds me of that X-Files game on the PSOne that came on about 15 discs. Also the acting looks awful, like an amature dramatics play in the local village hall....
  • Oh, I remember that! :D And Fox Hunt too. These games ware really cool at the time.
  • Sounds interesting
  • Remember Fox Hunt?
  • For this kind of experience, I prefer telltale games.
  • The acting, and production levels look terrible. Quantum Breaks live action stuff was a billion times better written and acted than this seems to be from what I've seen.