Just over two years on from it’s initial PC release, episodic stealth-action game République is due to hit PS4 for physical and digital release on March 25th 2016 thanks to publisher GungHo Online Entertainment.
In République players take full control of Hope, a young woman held captive inside a shadowy totalitarian state, Metamorphosis, ruled by the omnipresent Overseer. By hacking into this secret nation’s elaborate surveillance network, players and Hope will begin a treacherous and thrilling journey to freedom.
Seattle-based Camouflaj developed the game which has received numerous awards including “Excellence in Storytelling” from the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA). Although the game was previously limited to PC and mobile, PS4 players can thankfully look forward to experiencing the entire season—including the fifth and final episode—in one complete package. No waiting around for episodes to be released!
Players protect Hope and aid in her escape by gaining control of network-enabled devices and solving puzzle scenarios along the way. Players can hack into security cameras, wiretap calls, scramble enemy communications, and trap Hope’s pursuers behind locked doors to help get Hope to freedom.
The gameplay system supposedly drives the symbiotic relationship between Hope and the player, and players will find themselves becoming more engaged as Hope’s protector. In addition to the main story, players help Hope collect “banned” books, cassette tapes, and other unique items that will add further depth to the futuristic dystopian world.
République boasts developers from AAA games such as Metal Gear Solid, Halo, and S.O.C.O.M. Players will also be able to access the “developer’s commentary” option, featuring 100 conversations recorded throughout the game’s three-year development.
You can find the trailer below: