Experience a Narrative Adventure where your choices and character growth truly matter. As a member of a 1793 secret society, live a tale of intrigue and manipulation on the hunt for your missing mother.
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Mar 13, 2018
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July 13

The Council's third episode Release Date



The third episode of The Council, the narrative adventure game redefining the genre with RPG mechanics and consequences for every choice, releases July 24. Discover the first screenshots of this new episode!

Episode 3: Ripples continues the story of Louis de Richet as plots are laid bare, characters reach their breaking point, and an unexpected, terrifying truth is uncovered. It will take all of Louis’ influence to prevent the situation from growing out of hand.



The Council has already enthralled players and press alike with a deep and captivating story featuring intricate characters and smart writing. The innovative concept brings the genre beyond its boundaries and allows for meaningful choices with impactful consequences.

In the first screenshots for this latest episode, follow Louis as he wanders unexplored areas of the mansion, and ultimately comes face-to-face with his future. Who will you side with? Who can you trust? Your fate is still yours to make.



The Council Episode 3: Ripples, releases July 24. The Complete Season will include a total of five episodes, with new episodes releasing regularly in 2018.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/287630/The_Council/
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May 15

The Council: Episode 2 - Hide and Seek - Launch Trailer



The second episode of The Council, the narrative adventure game that redefines the genre with RPG mechanics and consequences for every choice, is available to play today for Complete Season owners.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZRSiOVN7fQ
The first episode has already seduced players and journalists alike with a deep and captivating story celebrated for its intricate characters and smart writing. The innovative narrative-driven gameplay takes the genre beyond its boundaries and allows for meaningful choices with impactful consequences.



Episode 2: Hide and Seek continues the story of Louis de Richet as he deals with the dramatic results of his actions in the first episode, released to press and player acclaim earlier this year. He must continue his investigation into the disappearance of his mother while dealing with a newly-arrived Spanish head of state and the quickly-forming factions on Lord Mortimer’s island.

In today’s launch trailer, get a first look at the dramatic accusations levied at Louis as he deals with the consequences of his actions. Some players will have to prove their innocence, while others will be the lead investigator into the crime itself – still others may have no murder to deal with at all. This is just one of the massive, diverging plots that players can look forward to throughout The Council’s coming episodes, which will develop further during Episode 2: Hide and Seek.



Hide and Seek releases May 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4. Complete Season owners on Steam and consoles, and Season Pass owners on consoles can play Episode 2 now with a two-day head start, as well as future access to all upcoming episodes. Note that Episode 1: The Mad Ones, is required to play Episode 2.

The Council Episode 2: Hide and Seek, is available today for Season Pass and Complete Season owners on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and Complete Season owners on PC. It officially releases on May 17. The complete season will include a total of five episodes, with new episodes releasing regularly in 2018.

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Reviews

“A New Era in Adventure Games”
9/10 – Game Revolution

“I was hooked by the story, I really need to know what happens next!”
15/20 – Jeuxvideo com

“The RPG mechanics really elevate the experience”
8/10 – GameReactor

About This Game



The Complete Season of The Council grants you access to all 5 episodes.

The Council is an episodic game like no other. Delivering a fresh new take on the Narrative Adventure, your choices and character growth truly matter. Make hard-hitting decisions, but also develop an array of skills to directly impact how the story unfolds. With permanent, long-lasting consequences, there is no going back. Plunge into a tale of intrigue and manipulation in the style of a classic murder mystery, living with a cast of alluring characters each hiding their own dark secrets. Trust no one while uncovering dire truths – no matter the cost to mind and body.



The Council begins in 1793, with players taking the role of secret society member Louis de Richet after his invitation to a private island off the shores of England by the enigmatic Lord Mortimer. Joining him are a number of high profile guests, including Napoleon Bonaparte and President of the newly-formed United States of America, George Washington. The strange nature of this private reception goes beyond just the prestigious guests –Richet’s own mother has recently gone missing on the island, while each and every one of the colorful cast seems to have their own hidden agendas.



In a new twist for the genre, the core of The Council’s gameplay comes from manipulating and maneuvering through character encounters using the unique Social Influence system. During confrontations, skills and limited resources can be used to gain the upper hand and achieve the desired outcome. Players will be rewarded for their knowledge of each character’s psychological vulnerabilities and immunities, as well as their preparations made during prior exploration and investigation. Failing an encounter does not mean ‘game over’, and no action can be taken back. The consequences are permanent, and may result in persistent physical disfigurements or mental traits that help or hinder the rest of the player’s adventure.



Richet’s numerous skills can be developed to align with your chosen approach to the adventure. Solve issues with diplomacy, delve into occultism to expand your historical and scientific knowledge, or play detective and see what others do not perceive. Your skills will have uses that extend far beyond your conversations with fellow guests. With 15 diverse skills to use and invest in, players are free to uncover The Council’s mysteries how they see fit, with wildly varying consequences depending on their methods. The results will forever alter the life of Louis de Richet, of those around him, and shape history as we know it.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-2125 (3.3 GHz)/AMD FX-4100 (3.6 GHz)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB, GeForce GTX 750/Radeon R7 360
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR GAME ACTIVATION
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 (3.4 GHz)/AMD FX-8370 (4.0 GHz)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4 GB, GeForce GTX 960/Radeon R9 380
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR GAME ACTIVATION
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