Greetings travelers. I’m Chris Bischoff, Creative Director of The Brotherhood. Our isometric sci-fi adventure game, Beautiful Desolation, releases for PlayStation 4 on May 28, so we wanted to give you a taste of some of the 40+ bizarre and unique characters you’ll meet on your journey.
Since our team of two lives in South Africa, Beautiful Desolation is a bit of a love letter to our house. We wanted to create a sci-fi adventure game brimming with inspirations and cool African depictions. So naturally the characters have taken a prominent place in this area, be it in their looks, their names, the slang they use, and working with African voice actors that we’ve brought to theirs. to give life. Here are five characters to watch out for.
Oothee – Hanasi Shield Maiden
“If the history of a people is taken from him, he will do everything in his power to recover it.” – Oothee
The Hanasi are a once proud warrior tribe who ruled with an iron fist. Their culture has slowly eroded due to modernization and subjugation. Their dazed condition cut them off from their history and their connection to their ancestors. Now they get lost in the sunlight, begging scrap metal from passers-by.
Oothee or Momma as the Hanasi call him, is the matriarch of this tribe. She appears like a young woman but is really old. Some believe that his mind simply switches from one Hanasi Maiden to another. Oothee and his brothers decided to unite the Hanasi and by using a medicinal herb they found a way to commune with their ancestors on the astral plane.
The Grand Maw – Fley Rule
“The host must be a child. Their brains are soft… their malleable spines. Even their skulls haven’t knitted together yet, allowing the Fley to stretch through the soft flesh. “- The Big Mouth
The Fley is a worm that creates a symbiotic relationship with its host. The symbiosis of this relationship is in question.
The Grand Maw is the leader of the Fley. She’s at the pinnacle of Fley’s evolution, which means she’s surpassed the requirement of a human host. But without a body to support it, it is instead kept in a large vat in the underground volcanic caves of Scoria. The Grand Maw is desperate for a way to extend the Fley beyond Scoria’s lava fall.
Ishmael – The bastard hunter
“I never trust a man with a clean dog” – Ismael
The Mongrels are what remains of human civilization. Their use of environmental suits means that their movements are not restricted in irradiated wastelands.
Ishmael is a Mongrel hunter who has been tasked with hunting down the mythical Umloki who leads Ishmael to the desert plains of Vesta. This adventure cost dearly… his leg and the death of Red, his hunting shrimp.
Bra Bones – Bartender Witherberg
“Nevrogorses herself plucked my eye out like a grape and sliced my voicemail as I knelt in front of her, to remind me that she is still looking at me, and I always have to praise her.” Which gift! – Bra bones
The Witnesses are cyborgs who have replaced their anatomy so much that they are hardly considered human. They are the link between the common people and the high priests of the tribulation.
Bra Bones runs The Old Abbey, a tavern in Vesta that also houses Witherberg’s mistress. He is always on the lookout for a good new recruit in the Witness cult.
Naarchee – A Blind Repair Technician
“I don’t want to be in the dark anymore. Narchee misses the light. Please… ”- Narchee
The Caecus are blind cartographers. Centuries of exploring wasteland have dried up their bodies which are now kept afloat by drones.
Naarchie is a long Caecus who has been tasked with maintaining an operational radio tower. Unfortunately, he is afraid of the dark and his blindness has left him in a constant state of fear and depression.
So this is it. In its weird little heart, Beautiful Desolation is a story-driven sci-fi adventure game set in a distant, post-apocalyptic future South Africa, reshaped by alien technology. We want players to know that this isn’t a deep RPG with crazy character customization, item stats, loot hunting, or constant combat. Rather, the heart of the gameplay is exploring this twisted sci-fi African setting, meeting bizarre characters, making story-defining dialogue choices, and solving a few puzzles. If this sounds like your type of jam, be sure to check it out on PS4 on May 28th.