Metal Gear Solid Inspired Stealth Game From Thomas Was Alone Dev Gets Release Date

Volume will be available in August on PlayStation platforms and PC.

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Thomas Was Alone developer Mike Bithell's next game, Volume, will be released on August 18 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC.

Along with the release date announcement, Bithell has also released a new trailer for the game.

The short video shows off Volume's Metal Gear Solid-inspired sneaking gameplay, and teases the narrative themes at the heart of the experience.

Lord of the Rings actor Andy Serkis will play a lead role in Volume. The Gollum actor will voice a villain named Guy Gisborne.

According to Bithell, Serkis was his "dream" actor for the role, and, after some initial struggles, Bithell was able to get him for the game with help from British casting studio Side.

"We'd been looking for an actor to play Gisborne for a while, and even come close to casting it with different folks," Bithell said. "After one of those attempts fell through, it was a back-to-the-drawing-board moment, and I decided to stop compromising, and go for my dream actor for the role--who I'd get if practicality and reality weren't an issue."

"Thank god [Serkis] said yes, and had some time clear in his busy schedule," Bithell added.

Serkis' previously played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings licensed games, and had parts in Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and Heavenly Sword. He was also recently seen playing Ulysses Klaw in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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