No matter how old you are, one name you will likely have come across. Whether you grew up as the character hit screens in the 1980s like myself or discovered later. So what is the name we are talking about? It is none other than Henry Jones Junior, more famously known as Indiana Jones. We first saw him in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Though more stories followed with Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and finally Dial of Destiny which was where Harrison Ford said his farewell to the iconic adventurer.
We’ve seen various games over the years and the team behind Wolfenstein, MachineGames, have taken on the mantle of a new game with Todd Howard as executive producer. However, for him, it’s a lifelong dream come true as it’s known how much of a fan of the franchise he is and how much this project means to him. We’ve seen little of the game since its reveal back in 2021. With today’s Developer Direct, we got a good look at the new game. So let’s properly introduce Indiana Jones and The Great Circle
Indiana Jones And What We Know
We have the title a breakdown of game aspects and some gameplay shown. It’s primarily a first-person story with some third-person sections. First-person perspective includes using the iconic whip or fist fights and puzzle solving. Cut scenes and environmental traversal are done in the third person. We have the likeness of Harrison Ford’s portrayal as well but not the voice. That’s confirmed to be Troy Baker. The story puts us into Indy’s shoes and is set between Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade. The full game overview we can see below.
We have a choice of how to play. We can choose stealth or go more up close like smashing a shovel across your enemy’s head. However, the big point is when it’s hitting Xbox and PC. We have no release date but were told later this year. Which is notably sooner than the 2025 release window I predicted last summer.