pic.twitter.com/XSaIwjgiOFJanuary 12, 2021
In collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, an Indiana Jones game manager produced by Todd Howard from the Bethesda Studio Machine Games is in the works. Check out the teaser trailer above and read on for more details.
The teaser trailer is very stylized and is more reminiscent of a matte painting than a video game. The camera pans across a desk full of notes and blueprints. Small Easter eggs are hidden on other objects about the development of the game. The passport has a Bethesda stamp, the typewriter reads machine games, and the camera is branded by Lucasfilm Games. The infamous opening notes of John Williams’ Indiana Jones theme sound and the Indiana Jones hat is removed to reveal a whip. The cracking sounds before the screen goes black.
No further details are given, and the tweet attached to the video states that “it will be some time” before Bethesda has more to reveal. Todd Howard, the game’s executive producer, is the man behind the series Fallout and Elder Scrolls. So our first thoughts are to expect something epic and open-minded, although Machinegames’ work on Wolfenstein could also suggest that the project is headed in the first-person direction.
The only other clues I could get from the short clip is that there appears to be a plane ticket to Rome, but I’ll update this story accordingly as I find other details. Indiana Jones’ only on-screen trip to Italy was in Indiana Jones in 1989 and on the final crusade to Venice.
The Indiana Jones game will be announced just one day after the Announcement from Lucasfilm Games. The studio is now “the official identity for all of Lucasfilm’s game titles,” and it is now clear that the company plans to partner with a variety of game developers on future projects, not just EA, which is responsible for the recent spate of Star Wars Games.
The main question is: when did young Harrison Ford appear in a video game?
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