Ellen Page Stars in Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls

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What’s with Sony’s infatuation with actress Ellen Page? Ellie from The Last of Us resembled the Inception star when the game was first unveiled, but has since been altered to look younger and a little more like the actual actress playing the part (which is not Ellen Page). However, the real reason for Ellie’s change could be that Ellen Page–the real one this time–has been cast in the lead role of the next PlayStation 3 game from Heavy Rain maker Quantic Dream.

Beyond: Two Souls has Page in the role, both motion-capture and voice over, of a girl named Jodie who possesses extraordinary, almost superhero-like powers through some sort of relationship with a mysterious invisible entity. The storyline will play out over the course of Jodie’s life, touching on themes of what happens after death and what lies beyond human existence.

Beyond is described as a psychological action thriller, the ‘action’ part of that equation being of most interest considering Quantic Dream’s two previous games, Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy, were more interactive cinema/adventure games with very little action in the traditional video game sense.

I am very curious to see where Quantic goes with this. It’s already visually and conceptually brilliant, now we just need to see how the game actually plays.

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