Beyond: Two Souls selected for Tribeca Film Festival

Follows inclusion of L.A. Noire into Manhattan cinema festival back in 2011.

Quantic Dream's Beyond: Two Souls has been made an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival for 2013.

The screening on April 27 will feature a one-hour scene from the game, followed by a Q&A session with director David Cage and actress Ellen Page. A new trailer for the game will also be shown.

It is the second game to do so, following the inclusion of L.A. Noire into the cinema festival back in 2011.

Beyond: Two Souls is the next narrative-led game from French studio Quantic Dream and features Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe in its cast. Players control Page's character, Jodie Holmes, alongside the mysterious spiritual entity that has been tethered to her since birth. GameSpot saw the game earlier this week.

The game will launch for the PlayStation 3 on October 8, but Quantic Dream has already said it's working on a new title for the PlayStation 4.

This year the annual Manhattan film festival will also feature talks from Clint Eastwood, Darren Aronofsky, and Ben Stiller.

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16 comments
NylaMandisa
NylaMandisa

That third scene is pretty cool, I like how the players perspective (or camera) actually looks like its Aiden following along behind Jodie and looking around.

rocketsatdawn
rocketsatdawn

I'm pretty sure that I heard Jodie say 'I can't he's not listening to me' when the guy told her to stop. 

freesoulvw
freesoulvw

That fire looks tasty. I want to eat it.

i2eaper0f5ouls
i2eaper0f5ouls

wait, a quantic dream "game" with actual gameplay....


sweet

Dat-tsu
Dat-tsu

The more of David Cage's work I play, and the more I hear about his opinions on gaming and where it should go, the more I'm convinced that the man wanted to be a film-maker but never quite made the cut so he decided to go into game development instead.

Don't get me wrong, I thought Heavy Rain was all well and good and I'm looking forward to Beyond: Two Souls, but I just can't help but worry that this might be a symptom of where gaming in general is going, with Hollywood actors and showings at film festivals... I dunno, something about it just rubs me the wrong way. It's like games can't be a respectable art form unless they get closer and closer to being films, when really they should just blossom into their own thing.

J_Snake
J_Snake

I truly cannot wait for this game. Looking to be my GOTY.

Metronoid
Metronoid

L.A NOIRE will get the oscar. ;)

Holoogamooga_
Holoogamooga_

I know LA Noire was a decent game, but I still feel like you're doing something wrong if you're showing off a game at a film festival.

dogfather76
dogfather76

How is this not an interactive movie again?

TTDog
TTDog

@i2eaper0f5ouls Don't count your chickens yet... and remember this has been selected for a film festival... not a gaming award here.

Elann2008
Elann2008

@Dat-tsu 

I'd imagine a video game is even harder to make than a film.  The programming, animations, conceptualization, character design, level design, bugs and testing, more bugs and testing, MORE bugs and testing.. Voice work, dialogue, writing, plotline..  

Dude.. it's harder to make a video game like Beyond Two Souls than a movie.   Plus, you're working on a very limited budget compared to what films get.  Movies also make a lot more money in return if they are a popular success.

Stiler
Stiler

@dogfather76 I guess by that point then EVERY adenture game is an "interactive" movie then right?

Grim Fandango

The Longest Journey

Gabriel Knight

Monkey Island

All just interactive movies I suppose? 

Luizao2779
Luizao2779

@dogfather76 I really liked the fact that Heavy rain was an interactive movie. It was different and I expect this game to be even better.