Xbox Developer Direct 2024 offered a pretty solid teaser for Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, the new game from MachineGames. The game draws heavily from the developer’s Wolfenstein series and promises to be a different experience, not only with plenty of Nazi kill scenes, but also from a first-person perspective. Players will have the freedom to choose between stealth or direct attack in encounters with enemies and are encouraged to define their own playstyle.
Todd Howard thinks that MachineGames studio is the perfect choice for “Indiana Jones and the Great Circle”. In the game, players don’t just play as Indiana Jones, they become Indiana Jones.
Indiana Jones and the Great Circle: Get Ready for Adventure
The game’s trailer shows Indiana Jones being tortured by a Nazi and the character’s resemblance to Harrison Ford. The game emphasizes the use of the whip and features action such as ziplining, attacking enemies and then switching to a pistol. The game focuses on Indy’s classic era, with a young Harrison Ford lookalike and a story set between Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade.
MachineGames designers also revealed when and how the game’s story will begin. It takes place between the first and third Indiana Jones movies, namely Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade.
Air Battles and Impressive Scene Transitions
Aerial battles are also part of the game, with Indiana Jones jumping from one airplane wing to another. The announcement of the name “Indiana Jones and the Great Circle” and the impressive trailer emphasize the epicness of the game.
Putting the player in Indiana Jones’ shoes
“The best way to get the player into Indy’s shoes is from a first-person perspective,” says MachineGames. This is achieved through experiences such as using the whip, solving puzzles and seeing your bloody fists in combat.
Third Person Perspective and Iconic View
In cutscenes and environmental transitions, the camera shifts to a third-person perspective so players can appreciate Indy’s iconic look. Instead of relying solely on combat, the game offers alternative paths where solving problems in more intelligent ways is rewarded.
Various Settings and Music
The game takes place in various settings such as the Forgotten Temples, the Pyramids of Egypt and the Himalayas. The game’s soundtrack attempts to emulate John Williams’ original soundtrack.
Indiana Jones and the Great Circle Release Date
The game is due out in 2024, which is surprisingly close considering how little we’ve seen up to this point. It’s been more than two years since the highly anticipated Indiana Jones adventure was announced, and there’s been an almost conspicuous silence since then, so it’s nice to finally see something concrete. In short, Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is coming later this year, but no exact date has been given.