Bandai Namco have announced a new game in collaboration with French indies DigixArt and - excitingly - Aardman, the British animation studio behind Wallace and Gromit. It's called 11-11: Memories Retold, and it is a narrative adventure set during World War I, told with a unique visual style.
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You'll follow the story of two soldiers brought together in unlikely circumstances, and probably explore their memories somehow (though this is a bit of a guess by us, based on comments made by the devs and, well, the title). Further details are thin on the ground, with Bandai Namco content to let some striking art work and the heft of its collaborators do much of the talking. They do say they are aiming to send us on “an exciting, engaging and emotional journey.”
“Engaging audiences with compelling stories through animation is at the heart of what we do”, says David Sproxton, Aardman co-founder. “With this project we want to produce an emotionally rich experience with a distinctive visual identity that reflects the sentiment of this narrative. 11-11: Memories Retold is truly an exciting step for us as it marks the first time that Aardman has collaborated on a game of this scale and we’re delighted to see this come to life.”
“11:11: Memories Retold is a very special game at many levels”, says Yoan Franchise, game director at DigixArt. “From the painted style to the emotional journey we create for the player to revive their heritage, we are pushing the boundaries of what a game can be and hope it will leave a mark on you.”
We don't know much more than this so far, but we'll keep you posted.