Beyond: Two Souls launching October 8

Release date, Spider-Man actor Willem Dafoe confirmed for Quantic Dream's upcoming PlayStation 3-exclusive.

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.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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203 comments
splinter10
splinter10

Is gamespot for real? "Spiderman actor Willem Dafoe" behave yourselves gamespot! The man is know for much, more than that, and has been in much better and iconic films. Platoon to name but one.

hadlee73
hadlee73

You just know any scenes with these two in it are going to be incredible.

SuperDutchy
SuperDutchy

Most games these days emphasize and accentuate that they bring choice and a personalized, customized play experience to the table, but I have yet to see a game fully realize it's promises of choice.  There are always a handful of "choices" and they're just herding you into one of these predetermined outcomes.  I expect to be disappointed, but it will probably still be a good story.

TimeFrame
TimeFrame

Now that is awesome news! :)

gowofwarKratos
gowofwarKratos

A good actor working in the game. Looks really a  promising game. Well, can't wait to play it.

No_SuRReNDeR
No_SuRReNDeR

This just goes from awesome to awesomer to more awesomer......stoked...ergh...stokederer perhaps...

lozvil
lozvil

OMG OMG OMG!!! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS!

MaskRisen
MaskRisen

Wallet: Hey remember that New Years resolution you made about wanting to save more money this year?

Me: Yeah, it has been working out great! College fund is looking AWESOME!

Wallet: Click this link about Beyond: Two Souls.

Me: DAMMIT! YOU SET ME UP!

persianlink
persianlink

Additional scene for pre-orders... This is pathetic...

bloomberg23
bloomberg23

too many ignorant heavy rain haters here

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Retailer-specific content again...ugh! Aside from that, glad to see that it finally has a solid release date.

dantesergei
dantesergei

F*ck ! its Willem Dafoe !!! i'm so getting this now. Boondock Saints, Antichrist, anyone ?

jark888
jark888

This's going to be another freaking awesome game!!!

Special thanks to both Hollywood actors for this unprecedented special featuring in video game.

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

*joy jump* 

fuck yes! i thought this was gonna be a PS4 exclusive but it's seen that once again the ps3 still gets more exclusives to play 

but i hope this game won't be identical to heavy rain, i would like more less on rails actions and some scenes you need to actually aim instead of mashing buttons 

i hope QD get this 

acelogan1989
acelogan1989

just another interactive movie like heavy rain. . . .

GaMa__GaMer
GaMa__GaMer

I can see the Future, Beyond: Two Souls Delayed. hahaha. Just maybe 

Saketume
Saketume

Too bad I can't stand Ellen Page at all.

NINJASMOKER
NINJASMOKER

Freakin awesome, I'm glad this is going to be an PS3 exclusive cause all this talk of PS4 was getting on my last nerve. Can't wait for this title.

fishless
fishless

Wiliem Dafoe is referred to as "Spider-Man Actor Willem Dafoe" now a-days?

"Willem who? Oh you mean that actor that was in the Spider-Man movies?"

What a world. lol

bbq_R0ADK1LL
bbq_R0ADK1LL

Willem Dafoe is amazing. I know some people are haters on David Cage but those were real actors with very real looking emotions on their faces. If they can put that into the game & combine it with compelling gameplay - I'm in!

fobbs69
fobbs69

Quantic dreams make the best games, If you dont agree you have no taste, except for the taste of doody in your mouth from playing call of doody modern whorefare

robotquest
robotquest

That's a nicely rendered Willem Dafoe.

StonerDemon
StonerDemon

I might be wrong, but something tells me that DLC content is planned and decided even before starting to program the main game XD XD oooh I miss the good old days of cartridge full games...

Dreamerdude26
Dreamerdude26

I find it hilarious that people complain about David Cage's games being nothing but massive QTE's and button prompts, yet the Walking Dead is praised although it is essentially the same exact thing.  I love the Walking Dead, but saying that David Cage's games suck because they are made a certain way is pretty much the same argument as single-player shouldn't exist because some people prefer multiplayer. 

TommyBarban
TommyBarban

true, he was great in spiderman but why qoute that movie? oh yes, they target the blockbuster audience and pop-teen mentality, it's the safer bet

Sonumb92
Sonumb92

@dantesergei Platoon. The Hunter. Great actor, can't wait to get this game!

thequickshooter
thequickshooter

@RustedTruck650 you know it's not fucking expansive to own both consoles 

and why the fanboisem? what can't we enjoy both halo and heavy rain? 

some people are severely retarded nowadays... 

Warful
Warful

@fobbs69 So we are to forget about Metal Gear, Halo, Gears of War, Shadow of the Colossus, Zelda Ocarina of Time, Mass Effect and Uncharted?..
You should never EVER say that a specific company "makes the best games ever", cause that is just being a fanboy with a narrow mind.
I can agree, that Quantic are quite artistic and fresh and they make some real quality work, but to say they beat all else and one has no taste if not one agrees with your fanboyism..
Just.. go get raped by a meme would you?

bbq_R0ADK1LL
bbq_R0ADK1LL

@Dreamerdude26 Oh no! Guitar Hero was just QTEs as well! Was that not a game? What was I doing all those hours?

H4num4n
H4num4n

@Dreamerdude26  

Doesn't change the fact that mr. cage makes interactive movies that hardly play better than dragons lair.

And yes: the walking dead is not better in that regard.

da_chub
da_chub

@thequickshooter @RustedTruck650 some people just don't like Microsoft and its business ethics. With the amount if money someone wastes every year with paying for xboxlive, I can buy more games like this one. #1 reason why not to get an xbox360.

Thyasianman
Thyasianman

@thequickshooter @RustedTruck650 Fortunately for the PS3, Bungie broke the " only on xbox" trend by saying they're releasing Destiny on PS3; so I don't see many exclusives on the Xbox360 anymore... 

This is the thing that strikes me as odd. I know both sides of the arguments when it comes to Xbox vs PS3, and I don't really care about that shit because in the end I know I'm more satisfied with the PS3 while others will enjoy the 360 more. The weird thing is that some people like the 360 but all they do is play the multiplatforms. 

I play my PS3 for all the glorious exclusives. 

H4num4n
H4num4n

@Total_mischief @H4num4n @Dreamerdude26  

Haha, OK, but my point was that it's not better than myst(imo of course).

I can totally see why a lot of people love this kind of games. The very well told storys and overall presentation is definitely a step in the right direction in these times were soulless AAA games are most popular.

I will gladly play them too if they step it up in the actual gameplay departemnt some day.