Disney's decision to discontinue its own game development may have seemed like bad news at the time, but it's turning out okay for adventure fans, as former Black Rock Studio members are collaborating with the writer of popular puzzler The Room to create Blackwood Crossing, a story-driven adventure coming out later this year.
Blackwood Crossing explores the relationship between sister and brother Scarlett and Finn, a pair of "orphaned siblings growing apart as Scarlett is coming of age and leaving childhood behind." Their lives are about to change, however, as "when they cross paths with a mysterious figure, a seemingly ordinary train ride evolves into a magical story of life, love and loss."
While further story details are being kept under wraps for now, the early screenshots and trailer show off the vivid first-person 3D graphics while hinting at some of the soul-searching story content and surreal mysteries awaiting Scarlett and Finn on their railroad journey.
Blackwood Crossing has no fixed release date just yet, but is currently on track for completion on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sometime before the end of the year.