During the Xbox Developer_Direct, Bethesda Softworks and developer MachineGames (Wolfenstein) in partnership with Lucasfilm Games, revealed over 13 minutes of gameplay footage for Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, along with a 2024 release date.

The Great Circle is a single player, first-person, action-adventure game starring everyone’s favorite whip-cracking archeologist.

It’s set in the middle of the original trilogy, in the 1930s. Indy is once again battling and evading Axis forces from World War 2 while discovering ancient artifacts and lost ruins that hold great power. Like any great Indy movie, the story will take us across the world, including Egypt, Rome, and the Himalayas.

Indy can use his trusty bullwhip to attack and disarm enemies, as well as to escape traps and traverse challenging areas.

The trailer certainly evokes the look, feeling, setting, and music of the beloved film series, including Harrison Ford’s likeness (with Troy Baker providing darn good impersonation on the voice).

It’s the first Indiana Jones game in over a decade, and certainly Indy’s biggest AAA game to date.

“Our game is about putting you in the shoes of an iconic hero,” says Jens Andersson, Design Director. “Since we are doing this mostly in first-person, you have the chance to truly become Indy. First-person makes you part of this world – allowing you to explore and experience things more intimately. What will you do when you’re dropped into this adventure with your wits and your whip? The world of Indiana Jones is a world with mysteries around every corner, where you’re racing against the clock and outsmarting your enemies as you hunt down artifacts.”

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle is set to release later this year on Windows PC and Xbox Series X/S. It has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

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