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Call of the Sea dev's Truman-Show-esque American Arcadia gets new trailer

Coming to PC and consoles "soon".

Out of the Blue, the studio behind 2020's wonderful Lovecraftian island adventure Call of the Sea, has shared a first proper look at its next title, the Truman-Show-esque American Arcadia.

American Arcadia, which was initially teased earlier this year, takes place in a retro-futuristic metropolis where the citizens have no idea they're actually contestants on the most watched reality show on the planet.

What follows is a daring escape - presented as a documentary, complete with interviews and police interrogations - as players take control of two different characters in two different locations, each with their own playstyles.

American Arcadia - Announcement Trailer.Watch on YouTube

One half of the action unfolds as a 2.5D side-scrolling platformer - replete with chase sequences, stealth, and puzzles - while the other is a fully 3D first-person game, throwing in the likes of hacking and exploration.

There's only a smattering of that action in American Arcadia's first proper trailer above, but we do get a good luck at the dazzlingly designed - and wonderfully vibrant - metropolis that serves as the backdrop to the game.

There's no release date for American Arcadia just yet but it's expected to arrive on PC and consoles "soon".

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