Indiana Jones and the Great Circle Is Gonna Be Sick And You Can’t Convince Me Otherwise

A couple of years ago, Bethesda announced that they were partnering with Lucasfilm Games on a brand new Indiana Jones adventure.

Today, at Xbox’s Developer Direct, we finally got a look at Indiana Jones and the Great Circle… And folks, it’s gonna rule.

Let’s get a few things outta the way real quick: yes, this game is mostly first-person – with third-person segments during traversal or cutscenes. I personally think that’s a great move, because Indy now gets to shed any preemptive criticism or comparisons to Uncharted, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider, or any other modern third-person action/adventure titles with a similar structure.

Of course the puzzles and setting will probably be held up near Uncharted – but this is Indiana fucking Jones! Uncharted wouldn’t exist without his adventures, so if Bethesda and MachineGames nail the vibe and energy of the original films, they’ll be MAKING the new standard – not being compared to anyone else. Also… The fact that you can do some pro-bono dental work on Nazis in 4K 60FPS from a first person perspective is impossible to not get excited about.

Next, let’s talk about Troy Baker who does one HELL of a Harrison Ford. Troy’s got an insane resume of gaming lead roles under his belt, but one of the most iconic film heroes of all time has got to top the list of pressure-packed boots to step into. It’s awesome to watch the trailer and think to myself “holy shit who is that” because there’s practically no way to tell it isn’t Ford himself reprising the role. I can’t wait to see what he brings to the performance.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, Todd Howard man. Todd Howard.

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle releases later this year for Xbox and PC.

Papa Dom

Co-founder, lead blogger, graphic designer, and manager of WGG's writing team - Dom has been writing about video games for over ten years. Dom's work has been featured on some of the world's biggest gaming news outlets - including Dexerto, GameInformer, and IGN.

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