by Tanya Valdez, published on July 13, 2012|
Announced at E3, Beyond: Two Souls is the anticipated title from Heavy Rain developers, Quantic Dream. Adorning the panel table at San Diego Comic-Con is Ellen Page, Kadeem Hardison, and none other than, David Cage.
Before we get into what transpired at panel, let us break down just who these individuals are, in case you are not familiar. Ellen Page, who you should know from films like Juno, Whip It, X-Men The Last Stand, and so many more, will be the voice of the game's main character, Jody Holmes. Kadeem Hardison is lending his voice for Cole Freedman, the government agent who researches paranormal activities. David Cage, the man that I feel needs no introduction, is the head of Quantic Dream.
During introductions, Hardison seems to slip up and give more information than he was supposed to during the panel. When asked about assumed run-ins with Jody, since he researches paranormal activities, he informs the audience that his character will end up raising Jody.
He quickly says, "OOOOPS!" and covers his mouth and tries to take the heat off himself he says, "No, I'm not!" However, when he gave up that information, Ellen Page was nodding in agreeance next to him. Yikes! I'm sure David Cage was boiling inside when he scratches the back of his head.
Cage explains how he finds the way that the players decisions change the plot "fascinating". He wanted to write games that were more personal and have more meaning than the regular video games out there, shooters and whatnot. He explains how you control the game because "you tell the story, you become the writer, you're the director and the actor of the experience."