The story centres on rival assassins, Colt and Julianna. Colt is hunting eight targets, but is stuck in a perpetual timeloop that restarts each time he dies. Julianna is attempting to hunt him down and prevent him from breaking the timeloop. The catch: both assassins are played by players. Yes, it’s multiplayer. As Colt, you can play through missions as you would in Arkane’s other games such as Dishonored, but a player controlling Julianna may temporarily turn up in your game to attempt to stop you in your tracks.
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If you’re not a fan of multiplayer, game director Dinga Bakaba assures that Julianna can also be controlled by AI, so the game can be played purely solo.
If you’re a long-term fan of Arkane, the concept is similar to The Crossing, an asymmetrical multiplayer game the developer was working on but was sadly cancelled.
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