Getting into the fold
Indie developer Alkemi, in partnership with Dear Villagers, previously announced that their story-drive card game Foretales is heading to Switch sometime this Summer. Foretales offers a unique take on the adventure genre, with a multitude of playstyles and story paths through which you can save the world…or end it.
At the time of announcement, we didn’t have any gameplay footage to enjoy. Today that changes, as the first gameplay video has been released, and you can give it a watch above.
If you’d like to learn more about Foretales in general, you can check out the press release below.
Foretales tells the story of a collapsing world doomed by a dark prophecy. Assuming the role of the avian small-time thief Volepain, you must assemble your party by choosing from a selection of anthropomorphic characters ranging from the tiger archer Léo, to the gorilla Karst, to the elephant Isabeau, and parrot Pattenbois. Use each character’s unique skills along with consumable cards to forge your path through a huge variety of scripted encounters and situations. Choose whether to approach a scenario by using stealth, creating a ruse, making a trade, or engaging in good old-fashioned fisticuffs.
Play through the story multiple times to unlock all narrative branches, find multiple solutions to a single problem and maybe discover a way to achieve what seemed impossible at first. Experiment with different card associations and write your own story with your own moral values.
Foretales’ tabletop inspired mechanics are brought to life through a gorgeous illustrative art style that recalls the classic 2D animation of Disney’s golden era. The atmosphere is enhanced through a soundtrack by legendary composer Christophe Héral, of Beyond Good & Evil and Rayman Legends fame, while prolific character actor Travis Willingham (whose IMDB profile is so vast we wouldn’t even know where to begin) offers his esteemed vocal talents as the narrator.
EXPANSIVE BRANCHING STORYLINES WITH MULTIPLE ENDINGS CARD-BASED GAMEPLAY DECKSPLORATION GAMEPLAY UNIQUE “BOARD GAME” FEEL SUPERB ARTISTIC DIRECTION ORIGINAL SCORE BY CHRISTOPHE HÉRAL (RAYMAN, BEYOND GOOD & EVIL) TURN-BASED CARD COMBAT GREAT REPLAY VALUE ORIGINAL STORY AND WORLD HUGE CAST OF CHARACTERS