Apple Arcade already has a healthy stable of games to choose from with its monthly subscription. But that doesn’t mean Apple is sleeping on future releases to keep things fresh.
That’s where South of the Circle comes in. This new title was developed by State of Play Games, the studio behind titles like INKS and Kami 2. This new title is a narrative adventure game with a unique art style that definitely makes it stand out. South of the Circle aims to tell an engrossing story set in Antarctica in 1964.
Coming Soon to Apple Arcade: South of the Circle.
You are marooned in Antartica in 1959 during a Cold War standoff looking for rescue when the past begins to blend with the present.
— Apple Arcade (@AppleArcade) September 29, 2020
Here’s a quick description of the title:
A crashed aircraft, tail to the sky.
Cambridge academic Peter stumbles from the wreckage in search of help, fighting the cold. As his attempts to escape the ice grow more desperate, the lines between his past and present begin to blur.
A love story between colleagues Peter and Clara, set against the backdrop of the Cold War, South of the Circle is a narrative adventure game about memory, survival, and the consequences of not dealing with the past.
South of the Circle features full motion-captured performances from a range of actors, including Olivia Vinall (The Woman in White), Gwilym Lee (Bohemian Rhapsody), Anton Lesser (Game of Thrones), and others. This aims to reach “emotional realism” within the game. To help with that, there are a variety of emotional choices to make through the play through.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a launch date for South of the Circle quite yet. We just know it’s coming soon to Apple Arcade. When it arrives, it will be available for iOS, macOS, and tvOS. You can set a reminder for when it becomes available, though.
Check out the trailer below.
Are you looking forward to this one?