Bandai Namco Teaming With DigixArt & Aardman For 11-11: Memories Retold
File this one under “exciting”. Bandai Namco Entertainment have announced that they’re teaming with French indie studio DigixArt and Aardman, the British animation studio known for the likes of Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit, to create 11-11: Memories Retold. No release date has been set, but it’s been penciled in for a release on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
11-11: Memories Retold is a World War 1 game that follows the story of two soldiers brought together “by the unlikeliest of circumstances”. That’s all the details there are at the moment, but the debut trailer, which you can see below, showcases a beautiful yet tragic watercolour art style, whilst the sombre narration of the poem In Flanders Fields suggests this is going to be quite the departure from Wallace donning The Wrong Trousers.
Co-founder of Aardman, David Sproxton, said the following about the game: ““With this project we want to produce an emotionally rich experience with a distinctive visual identity that reflects the sentiment of this narrative. 11-11: Memories Retold is truly an exciting step for us as it marks the first time that Aardman has collaborated on a game of this scale and we’re delighted to see this come to life.”
If you haven’t heard DigixArt, their only other game so far was a mobile title called Lost in Harmony: Kaito’s Adventure, which was released back in 2016. However, the studio was founded by Ubisoft veteran Yoan Fanise, who worked on the likes of Valiant Hearts: The Great War. A game like 11-11: Memories Retold is right in their wheelhouse.