Today, Italy-based developer Ovosonico and publisher 505 Games unveiled Last Day of June, a “profound” interactive drama.
Their first project together, Last Day of June notably sees a rather all-star cast come together, including critically acclaimed director Massimo Guarini (Murasaki Baby, Shadow of the Damned, Naruto: Rise of a Ninja), award-winning musician and record producer Steven Wilson, and Jess Cope (animator on Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie and director for Metallica’s Here Comes Revenge music video).
According to 505 Games and Ovosonico, Last Day of June aims to “be a true artistic innovation,” that tells the tale of love and loss. In it, you join Carl and June on what begins as a magical outing to their favorite spot but turns into you having to unlock the sequence of events that could save the day and June’s life. Described as a “cinematic experience,” the premise of the game is to make you ask yourself: “What would I do to save the one I love?”
Massimo Guarini, founder and CEO of Ovosonico adds:
“With Last Day of June, my vision is to create a riveting emotional experience that connects with the broader audience of human beings. People feel comfortable broadly saying they don’t like video games without ever really trying them, but never say that about movies or music or art – there’s always something they can identify with. I believe games can be just as universal and relatable, and that’s what we’re attempting to show with this project.”
Last Day of June is in development for PS4 and PC and is slated to release sometime this year. Below, you can check the accompanying announcement trailer: