Want-to-be digital detectives patiently waiting for the arrival of the new narrative murder mystery game The Council, will be pleased to know that it is now available on the Xbox, PC and PlayStation platforms providing a fresh take on the traditional narrative adventure where your choices and character growth “truly matter” say the games developers.
Within the game you play as Louis de Richet located on Lord Mortimer’s private island with the task of trying to discover your mother’s fate, before it’s too late. High profile guests on the island with you include Napoleon Bonaparte and George Washington.
As you play Richet’s skills can be developed to align with your chosen approach to solve the murder mystery. Players can use diplomacy “delve into occultism to expand your historical and scientific knowledge”, or play as the detective and notice things other do not. Watch the launch trailer below to learn more about what you can expect from the storyline and unique narrative gameplay. “In a new twist for the genre, the core of THE COUNCIL’ gameplay comes from manipulating and maneuvering through character encounters using the unique Social Influence system. During confrontations, skills and limited resources can be used to gain the upper hand and achieve the desired outcome. Failing an encounter does not mean ‘game over’. The consequences are permanent and may result in persistent physical disfigurements or mental traits.“