Techland to Publish Arise: A Simple Story

Given their history of developing games such as Dying Light and publishing games such as God’s Trigger, it may be a shock to some that Techland is now publishing a more emotional adventure such as Arise: A Simple Story. But indeed, they will be assisting in helping the debut game from Piccolo Studio reach a wider audience. The first trailer made its debut during today’s State of Play presentation, which you can check out below.

Arise starts out with the player in limbo, recently deceased. A mysterious light calls out to you, and the journey towards it means living out your life again, both the good and the bad parts. Luckily, our protagonist happens to have the power to bend time in order to help them bypass obstacles. It’s a game about taking chances, not realizing what’s around the corner, and it looks like quite the beautiful trip. No release date has been announced yet, but expect Arise: A Simple Story on the PS4 soon, with no other platforms announced yet.