Ghost of a Tale Creeping onto Xbox One Preview on June 30
You'd better start stocking up on cheese.
One game that’s been making a huge splash on the indie scene in recent years is the medieval fantasy RPG Ghost of a Tale, which will finally arrive on Xbox One Preview on June 30, with a full release coming at a later date.
Don’t be fooled by the talking animals, Ghost of a Tale is not your usual cutesy woodland critter adventure. It’s actually a much darker story set in a land plagued by a growing undead army. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that the Redwall novels by Brian Jacques were an inspiration.
With its incredible AAA-style visuals, it’s pretty hard to believe that Ghost of a Tale was created by a small team, even though that’s the case. Director Lionel Gallat previously worked on a ton of Dreamworks movies including The Prince of Egypt, The Road to El Dorado, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron and Shark Tale, and also on the Illumination films Despicable Me and The Lorax. He was able to fund €48,700 on Indiegogo to make his project a reality, and while that’s hardly a AAA price-tag, it sure looks like it went a long way.
You play as a mouse named Tilo who (surprise) sets out to save the world. Also gotta love the way his little tail gentle wags from side to side as he moves. In addition to the amazing visuals, the game is absolutely packed with text descriptions explaining the lore of its world. The attention to detail in this game really is nothing short of remarkable.
From what we’ve seen so far, Ghost of a Tale looks like it could be one of the best indies in a long time (Jim Sterling was practically fawning over it), so this will definitely be worth playing on Xbox One Preview when it arrives later this month.