The latest developer blog for Ubisoft Montpellier's World War I puzzle adventure Valiant Hearts: The Great War offers a look at how its artistic style helps communicate the game's narrative experience.
The video highlights how the game's atmosphere took shape when art director Paul Tumerlaire did a lot of research and concept art for the title. IP developer director Adrain Lacey discusses how Tumerlaire's comic book style and its emotional edge made them think that they could tackle the difficult story in a different way. .
Created to explore the emotional toll of the first World War, the 2D cartoon-stylized adventure tasks players with solving puzzles in order to successfully maneuver through enemy territory. Players follow five characters — Anna Emile, Freddie, Kar and their dog, Walt — on their arduous journey through a devastating war as they deal with betrayal, heartbreak and loss, whille still retaining their humanity. The downloadable puzzle adventure title launches June 25 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.