Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is an eagerly anticipated addition to the legendary Indiana Jones franchise.
Developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks, this action-adventure video game is set to bring the iconic archaeologist back into the spotlight.
Release and availability
The game is scheduled for release in 2024, and it will be available on Windows and as a console exclusive for Xbox Series X|S.
The exact date is yet to be revealed.
Setting and plot
Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is set in 1937, nestled between the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade.
The storyline follows Indiana Jones on his quest to uncover why a seemingly insignificant artifact was stolen, leading him on a globe-trotting adventure to solve an ancient mystery.
The game introduces a first-person perspective, diverging from the third-person view typical in adventure games like Uncharted or Tomb Raider.
This perspective is meant to provide a more immersive experience, putting players directly in the shoes of Indiana Jones.
However, it will switch to a third-person view for certain traversal segments and cutscenes.
Gameplay elements include a mix of gunplay, fistfights, platforming, and puzzle-solving.
Indiana Jones’s signature whip plays a central role, not just as a weapon but also as a tool for navigation and interaction with the environment.
Characters and development
Harrison Ford’s likeness is used for Indiana Jones, with performance by Troy Baker, known for his roles in The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite.
The game also introduces a new character, Gina, an investigative journalist who forms a partnership with Dr. Jones.
Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is shaping up to be a thrilling addition to the franchise, blending traditional elements of the series with fresh gameplay mechanics and storytelling.
The game’s setting in the Indiana Jones timeline, coupled with its first-person perspective and emphasis on player choice, offers a unique experience that fans of the series and new players alike will likely find captivating.