The long-awaited next game from developer Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls), titled Detroit: Become Human, finally arrives this week. To mark the occasion, a launch trailer for the game has now been released.
Detroit is set in a not so distant future where androids are so advanced you might think they’re human if not for small indicators. These androids are subservient to humans; tools and toys to command however their owners choose. But some of them are becoming sentient, and they’re tired of being treated like insignificant objects.
You can read much more about the game and watch the launch trailer below.
WHAT MAKES US HUMAN?
Enter the near-future metropolis of Detroit in 2038 â€“ a city rejuvenated by the introduction of highly advanced androids that exist only to serve mankind. But thatâ€™s all about to changeâ€¦
Step into the shoes of three distinct android characters as this brave new world teeters on the brink of chaos. Your decisions dramatically alter how the gameâ€™s intense, branching narrative plays out. With thousands of choices and dozens of endings, how will you affect the future of Detroit?
PLAY YOUR PART IN A GRIPPING NARRATIVE
Enter a world where moral dilemmas and difficult decisions can turn android slaves into world-changing revolutionaries.
Discover what it means to be human from the perspective of an outsider â€“ and see the world through the eyes of a machine.
THEIR LIVES, YOUR CHOICES
Shape an ambitious branching narrative, where your decisions not only determine the fate of the three main characters, but that of the entire city of Detroit.
How you control Kara, Connor and Markus can mean life or death â€“ and if one of them pays the ultimate price, the story still continuesâ€¦
THE MAIN CHARACTERS
Take control of three playable protagonists who can change the course of destiny for humanity and androids alikeâ€¦
CONNOR — Played by Bryan Dechart (True Blood; The Remaining)
Become a bleeding-edge prototype android, investigating crime scenes and disturbances across Detroitâ€™s humming metropolis.
As special police investigator Connor, your mission is to assist the Detroit Police Department in tracking down deviants â€“ androids that have broken their programming, abandoned their owners or turned to crime.
Will you remain cool, calculating and ruthlessly analytical in your job? Or will you begin to feel empathy for the plight of your fellow androids and question the legitimacy of your mission?
MARKUS — Played by Jesse Williams (Greyâ€™s Anatomy; The Cabin in the Woods)
Your chance to spark the fire that could lead to an android insurrection lies through Markus, another â€˜deviantâ€™ who has broken free of his programming.
After escaping his master and joining a growing underground faction of dissidents, Markus takes charge in the organised liberation of Detroitâ€™s android population â€“ but in sending a strong message to humans, will you take him on the path of pacifist disruptionâ€¦ or defiant violence?
KARA — Played by Valorie Curry (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn â€“ Part 2; Blair Witch)
See the impoverished and run-down side of Detroit through the eyes of a newly-manufactured android that has broken her programming.
Classed as a deviant and on the run with an innocent girl sheâ€™s sworn to protect, Kara is thrown into a brutal world where you must guide her to either accept the inequalities around herâ€¦ or strive to do something about them in an effort to keep her surrogate child safe.
Detroit: Become Human will be released on May 25th. You can grab a copy for PlayStation 4 over at Amazon.
If you can’t wait that long, a demo is available now (you can also find interviews for the three main characters at that link as well). Click right here to find previous trailers, gameplay videos, and more.