Fetch your lasso and hat: Indiana Jones is back, and this time in a first-person videogame. Here’s the trailer for Indiana Jones And The Great Circle.
During last night’s Xbox Developer Direct showcase, MachineGames unveiled the first gameplay trailer for its upcoming Indiana Jones game, which is indeed titled Indiana Jones And The Great Circle as we suspected last week.
The game takes place in 1937, between Raiders Of The Lost Ark and The Last Crusade, and finds Indiana Jones hunting for an artefact known as The Great Circle. As per usual, a bunch of bad guys are after it too.
Take a look at the trailer.
Yes, that is indeed Tony Todd that you glimpsed in the trailer. Todd recently voiced Venom in Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Indiana Jones himself looks a lot like Harrison Ford, but that is not Ford’s voice.
Troy Baker, who also played Joel in The Last Of Us games, plays Indiana Jones here, and pretty much nails his Harrison Ford voice.
The game might be exactly what the franchise needs right now. Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny fell short of Disney’s expectations last year. Despite a glitzy Cannes premiere, the film garnered middling reviews and grossed roughly $383 million at the global box office. It’s a lot of money, but the film’s budget was reportedly around $300 million.
All your favourite Indy qualities seem to be present in the game. Indy’s whip seems particularly helpful and can be used to get around tricky areas and in combat, as well as as a distraction. The game’s developers also promised plenty of puzzles as Indy explores ancient, hidden temples, tombs and the lot.
Indiana Jones And The Great Circle is expected later this year, but there’s no solid release date yet. It will be a Xbox exclusive and available as part of the Xbox Game Pass. You can also play it on PC.
More on the game as we hear it.