Beyond: Two Souls will launch October 8 exclusively for PlayStation 3, Sony announced today. The game was previously expected to release sometime in 2013.
In addition, Sony revealed that Spider-Man and Platoon actor Willem Dafoe will star in the game as Nathan Dawkins, a government scientist working with main character Jodie Holmes, played by Ellen Page (Juno, Inception).
Dafoe's work on Beyond: Two Souls is not much of a surprise. He was linked to the game shortly after the project was announced during the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo last June.
Sony also today announced preorder bonuses for Beyond: Two Souls. Those who reserve the game at GameStop (or EB Games in Canada) will receive an "exclusive" 30-minute playable scene. More details on this will be made available at a later date.
On top of that, all who preorder the game will receive an automatic upgrade to the Beyond: Two Souls Special Edition. This includes a steelbook packaging, a behind-the-scenes video feature, the game's soundtrack, a PS3 dynamic theme, and a PlayStation Network avatar bundle.
For more on Beyond: Two Souls, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.