Clandestine Spies Infiltrate PC In 2014
Well now. This is intriguing. Clandestine is a brand new cooperative espionage adventure game made by Logic Artists, the Danish developers who brought us the Heroes-esque Expeditions: Conquistador. Announced yesterday, it sounds a lot more unique than what most sneaky stealthy spy games nowadays tend to be. The announcement sums it up like this:
"Clandestine offers stealth and spy game enthusiasts asymmetrical cooperative play mechanics within a deep dark story-driven spy fantasy that will debut on PC in 2014."
Interestingly, the game is not set during World War 2, nor in the 1960s, nor in some future dystopian society. Nope, it's set in the mid-90s. Yes, after the Cold War has come to an end. Producer Ali Emek explains:
"With the addition of asymmetrical co-op gameplay between the field agent and hacker, Clandestine gives a unique spin to this genre. Set during the '90s, we have worked hard to recreate the feel and atmosphere of the decade in the game, and we are excited to see how players react to this iconic time in technological development
The year is 1996, five years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, a string of accidents and murders have gone unnoticed by the public, but have put the world of espionage on high alert. Former Cold War operatives, believing their cover intact, are being assassinated around the globe. Soviet and NATO spies are being targeted indiscriminately, causing turmoil and suspicion on all sides."
The asymmetry seems to stem from the nature of the two playable characters; one being a hacker who is likely the duo's brain while the field agent delivers the brawn. Overall, this sounds pretty interesting, not to mention original. We've got some very early screenshots you can check out in the gallery below, which shows some of the different situations you might end up in while infiltrating various secret bases and so on.
The game is set for release sometime in 2014 and is currently only planned for our beloved PC platform.