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Countdown to Deponia Doomsday begins at five days

What would you do if you had only five days left before Doomsday? Why, you’d celebrate, of course! At least, you would if you’re an adventure gamer and the apocalypse in question is Deponia Doomsday, a surprise revelation from Daedalic due for imminent arrival.

Daedalic has been quiet on the adventure game front for quite a while, but now we know they’ve been busy working on the fourth adventure in their Deponia series. The new game begins on an ominous note as “the flying city of Elysium has fallen, hideous Fewlocks inhabit the junk planet Deponia and Rufus is apparently the sole (human) survivor. He sees only one way out: Deponia must be blown up.” But then he wakes up, left to wonder if it was just a dream or a portent of destruction to come. Luckily, with the help of a time machine and the “oddball Professor McChronicle”, Rufus is able to “immediately [set] out to duly muddle up the past, present and future.”

As seen in the game’s trailer and screenshots, Doomsday features the same iconic cartoon-style graphics of its predecessors, and promises an “alternate ending” to the previous saga in the form of a whole new adventure. Described as “Dystopia vs. Utopia mixed with Neill Blomkamp's Elysium and Christopher Nolan's Interstellar”, the latest adventure will feature both new and familiar faces alike, including the likes of Goal, Lonzo, Lotti, and Wenzel among the cast of over 70. And lest you think the game’s stealth development means an abbreviated offering, nothing can be further from the truth, as Daedalic promises “around 20 hours of gameplay and over 100 game backgrounds” to explore.

For series fans giddy with excitement, here comes the best part: Deponia Doomsday is coming March 1st! Arriving on Steam for PC, Mac, and Linux, the game will also be coming to PS4 and Xbox One later this year.

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