Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out director Josef Fares has revealed his next game, It Takes Two.
The new co-operative game from Hazelight Studios was announced during EA Play Live and is scheduled for release in 2021.
“It Takes Two is a co-op action adventure platformer that will blow your fucking mind away,” studio founder Fares said.
The story revolves around parents Cody and May, who are planning to separate, and their small daughter Rose.
“Rose doesn’t want them to divorce so she creates two dolls out of clay and these dolls magically come alive,” says Fares. “You actually control both Cody and May, and you could say you’re almost controlling their emotions.
“There are even levels where we’re actually making mechanics for their emotions, so again marrying the story and the mechanics. And I think for the players that’s going to feel very different, new and unique, they haven’t played anything like this before.”
The game will be the studio’s second title with EA, following 2018’s prison escape adventure A Way Out.
It will be released by EA’s indie publishing arm, EA Originals, which gives all the profits from its games to the studios which make them.