BEYOND: Two Souls
Beyond: Two Souls is a new game from Quantic Dream which tells the story of Jodie Holmes and Aiden, an invisible spirit presence/imaginary friend that has followed Jodie around since she was a girl. Aiden has all the requisite poltergeist style powers. He is able to move things around telekinetically, possess people to take control of them, phase through walls and floors to remotely spy on people, and can choke people to death. He can even see the last few minutes of recently deceased person’s life. Unfortunately, he is always tethered to Jodie and cannot exert his influence outside of a set distance from her, which also means that Jodie is stuck with him whether she likes it or not. Will Aiden be a watchful protector or a malevolent force out to destroy Jodie and all those around her? That’s where you come in.
Last year at E3, Quantic Dream revealed Beyond: Two Souls, a new Heavy Rain style game starring Ellen Page as Jodie Holmes, a girl with a mysterious ghostly entity named Aiden following her around. This year, Quantic Dream showed a new trailer for the game, except it basically just showed Jodie decked out in military gear taking fire from African insurgents. A new direction for the game? Or perhaps just an attempt to cash in on the Call of Duty crowd?