If you want to add some approachable gravitas to your contemplative, black-and-white, us-against-the-world, WWII-era adventure game, almost any choice of voice acting talent on the planet would be a worse one than Patrick Stewart.
Stewart is lending his mellifluously serious-sweet vocal talents to puzzle-based adventure game My Memory of Us, an enhanced 2-D side-scroller from developer Juggler Games, and judging from this gameplay trailer, it's a match made in artistic heaven.
Set in Poland just before the onset of WWII and shaded in beautifully-rendered black and white (with pops of red to punch up the narrative emphasis where it counts), the game finds Stewart delivering the narrative for an “intriguing story about friendship between a boy and a girl…made during tough times of terror, pain, and exclusion in a place where people were forced to live in two artificially detached worlds,” according to the developer.
Check out a sample of Stewart’s narration (and the killer black-and-white art style) in the new gameplay trailer below:
Described as an adventure game infused with puzzles to unlock progress, the boy and girl duo use their representative abilities (she’s a fast runner; he’s adept at stealth) in tandem to surmount logical challenges and strengthen their bond as the story unfolds.
With its imaginative take on prewar life (and hey, there are robot soldiers, so we’re clearly fusing fantasy and reality here), My Memory of Us looks like a whimsically-rendered and poignant adventure made all the richer with addition of Stewart’s dulcet delivery.
My Memory of Us releases on Oct. 9 via Steam for PC, and will also be available for both PS4 and Xbox One. As for Stewart, by now you might've heard that he's set to reprise his iconic role of Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard in CBS All Access' just-announced new Star Trek series.