British developer Maze Theory (Doctor Who: The Edge of Time) initially revealed plans for an officially licensed version of hit TV show Peaky Blinders back in 2019, offering fans the chance to really step into the gangster drama. Several release windows have been mentioned since then but today the team has unveiled a new trailer as well as earmarking 2022 as the launch year.
Working in collaboration with Peaky Blinders‘ series owner and series producer, Caryn Mandabach Productions, Maze Theory has been able to introduce new characters alongside favourites such as Tommy Shelby and Arthur Shelby – voiced by Cillian Murphy and Paul Anderson respectively.
Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom will be authentic to the show, where players can experience Birmingham’s underground world during atmospheric 1920s England. It’ll feature dramatic cinematic moments with them having to “make meaningful and complex moral choices to earn their place,” notes the studio.
“For the first time, fans will have access to believable and responsive characters from Peaky Blinders, coming face-to-face with Tommy Shelby and encountering first-hand some terrifying situations. It’s an intense and thrilling experience,” Maze Theory’s CEO Ian Hambleton said in a statement.
Iconic locations such as the Garrison Pub, Charlie’s Yard and Shelby’s Betting Shop will appear throughout. As an added extra for fans, they’ll be able to unlock easter eggs to learn even more about each character’s history in the show.
“At Maze Theory, we’re committed to pushing the boundaries of entertainment and creating highly innovative fan and gaming experiences,” Hambleton continues. “We’re very excited to be giving fans and VR enthusiasts access to the Peaky Blinders’ world.”
Jamie Glazebrook, Executive Producer of season 1 – 6 Peaky Blinders, Caryn Mandabach Productions adds: “Maze Theory has brought the world of Peaky Blinders to life in an entirely new way. Now you have the chance to walk the streets of Small Heath alongside the Shelby family. I can’t wait for the fans to experience this.”
While it’s great to hear Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom is on its way there’s still no confirmation regarding supported headsets. You can learn more about the tech behind the videogame as well as Maze Theory’s plans for the future in gmw3’s interview with Hambleton.
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