2K teases a dystopian future with Advent

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Teases for games can be fun if they’re done well – and a trailer, for a trailer, for a reveal is exactly how to not do that sort of thing well. Thankfully, that’s not what 2K games has done with its new tease for something called Advent. Naturally, they used Twitter, tweeting out a look at a prosperous future. “Luxury for the privileged few is outdated,” the tweet says “This is the future of urban living.” But then it gets ugly.

“Move in today and start living in the world of tomorrow!” says the image in the tweet, overlaid on top of a sprawling, modern city. But every now and then, a second image, posted a couple hours after the first, changes, prompting you to “Move in today and fear the world of tomorrow!”

So yes, it’s got those dystopian vibes – and could link to some of 2K existing franchises. Something on the game’s teaser site, http://www.adventfuture.org/ though, suggests it could possibly be something in the BioShock vein.

“Advent gene therapy will free you from illness,” the site states. “Our citizens no longer fear the diseases and disabilities that plagued past generations. A complex and cutting edge system of DNA splicing has led to cures not only for the viruses and infections that for millennia haunted us, but for mental illnesses as well. Come discover an Illness free world with us.”

Gene splicing gone wrong? Hmmm. The pictures of the cities on the teaser site give me more of a Syndicate sort of feeling though. Still, it all seems intriguing. A dystopian, cyberunkish future where everything isn’t quite as it seems? Yeah, I’m intrigued. As long as it’s not a FPS RPG hybrid, because Deus Ex has that covered, thanks.

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Last Updated: May 26, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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