The first day of June is nearly upon us, but it's the Last Day of June that interests us the most, as it's the name of a new cinematic adventure coming later this year.
Last Day of June follows the "bittersweet" story of couple Carl and June as they set out on "what begins as a magical outing to their favorite spot." But when tragedy strikes, it'll be up to you, the player, to "unlock the sequence of events that could save the day – and June’s life." Only by solving "emotionally challenging puzzles" will be you be able to turn back time while confronted by the question, "What would you do to save the one you love?”
While we know very little about the actual story details or gameplay for now, the stylish teaser trailer reveals much about the game's artistic vision. Developed by indie Italian studio Ovosonico, Last Day in June presents a "welcoming, painterly world" whose exploration is meant to showcase "the beauty of life and love, but also the contradictions of loss." The goal of director Massimo Guarini and his team is to create a "riveting emotional experience" that transcends the usual boundaries of videogame demographics by making it "universal and relatable" enough to reach a broader audience.
Unfortunately, the interactive Last Day in June isn't as close as the calendar version, but the game is on track for release on PC and PlayStation 4 sometime before the end of this year. In the meantime, you can follow its progress through the official website.