New 'Indiana Jones' game: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about game set in Vatican City

'The game will tell a wholly original, standalone tale set at the height of the career of the famed adventurer,' Lucasfilm said in a statement. What is clearly visible in the teaser is a plane ticket to Rome dated October 1937


                            New 'Indiana Jones' game: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about game set in Vatican City
The first look at the new 'Indiana Jones' game (Screengrab/Twitter/Bethesda)

Despite the film series’ popularity, ‘Indiana Jones’ video games have been few and far. But that’s about to change soon. American video game publisher Bethesda will be publishing a new Indiana Jones game. Here’s all you need to know about it:

Release date

No release date has been officially announced for the game as of yet. However, fans of the archeology professor and his bullwhip, fedora, satchel, and leather jacket will be treated to an as-yet-untitled ‘Indiana Jones’ in 2022.

Plot

The new ‘Indiana Jones’ game is slated to arrive "with an original story" as per Bethesda, though no indication has been provided as of yet what this original story may be. "The game will tell a wholly original, standalone tale set at the height of the career of the famed adventurer," Lucasfilm said in a statement. What we do know so far is that is all that can be seen in the 30-second teaser video shared by Bethesda.

Featuring the opening notes of John Williams' ‘Raiders March’ and a ticking clock, we see the camera pan across a cluttered desk. The teaser culminates with an unseen hand picking up Jones’ trademark hat to reveal a coiled whip. What is clearly visible in the teaser is a plane ticket to Rome dated October 1937.



 

This gives us some clue. The first Indiana Jones film, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ takes place in 1936. Its temporal sequel, ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’, takes place somewhere around 1938. One can then presume that this game’s storyline takes place somewhere in between the incidents of the two films.

One can also see that there is a map of the Sistine Chapel on Jones’ table. So, not just Rome, the game will also feature Vatican City. This should make for some interesting storytelling and lovely visuals. 

Cast

No cast has been announced for the upcoming 'Indiana Jones' game as of yet. Watch this space for more details. 

Creators

The game will be published by Bethesda in collaboration with ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ developers Machine Games and Lucasfilm Games. Todd Howard, best known for his directing work on ‘Skyrim’ and ‘Fallout 4’, will serve as executive producer for the title.

Lucasfilm Games was announced as a returning brand on Monday, January 11, a rebranding of Star Wars Games. StarWars.com announced that "Lucasfilm Games is now the official identity for all gaming titles from Lucasfilm, a name that encompasses the company’s rich catalog of video games and its eye toward the future."

Lucasfilm Games was the original name of the brand. It was later rebranded as LucasArts in 1990. The brand has released multiple 'Indiana Jones' games.

Trailer

No official trailer for the game has been released as of yet, aside from the teaser shared by Bethesda (as mentioned above). Hopefully, by the middle of 2021, the publishers will have more details about the game for fans. Watch this space for more information. 

Platforms

The game is likely to be an Xbox exclusive since Microsoft agreed to buy Bethesda and parent company ZeniMax for $7.5 billion in September 2020.

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