This War of Mine: The Little Ones Announced for PS4 and Xbox One
Now isn’t this a nice surprise? 11 Bit Studios have unveiled a console release of their 2014 title This War of Mine complete with an entirely new game version entitled, The Little Ones. This additional iteration delves into a child’s perspective of war, as set in the same universe as This War of Mine with new missions and characters. Check out the PS4 announcement trailer — as fueled by a bombastic Offspring soundtrack — below:
According to the game’s official site, The Little Ones “explores the hardships of wartime survival as seen from an entirely new perspective; that of a child,” keeping a focus on the harsh realities of war and “also the fact that even in times of conflict, kids are still kids – they laugh, cry, play with toys and see the world differently.”
The original This War of Mine forces the player to constantly make rapid decisions in order to ensure the survival of other characters, and The Little Ones is certainly no different. It will be interesting to see how the once PC only title translates to consoles, with its heavy focus on resource/character management and cautious exploration.
This War of Mine: The Little Ones is set for release on January 29th, 2016 for the PS4 and Xbox One. At a startlingly low price of $29.99, the game will include both the PC original as well as the new iteration. If you’re a console gamer looking for a bleak, stressful, but altogether beautiful experience, consider this 2014 masterpiece.