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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake Coming Early 2024

The tale is being told again.

Image: 505 Games
Image: 505 Games

Opening up the 2023 Game Awards, publisher 505 Games revealed a remake of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is on the way. This new take on Josef Fares’ debut work is set to appear on February 28, 2024, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

A press release following the announcement confirmed Avantgarden as the developer, with a note the project was “endorsed” by Fares. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake is a full remake of the 2013 original and is being built “from the ground up” in Unreal Engine 5. According to the release, while the game is being rebuilt from scratch, effort is being made to make sure the remake is faithful to the original work.

Brothers’ primary gimmick alongside its heavy narrative focus was the central control mechanism. As a single-player game, Brothers had the player control two characters with one controller. That’s intact in Remake, but a two-player co-op is also being introduced for the new version. Co-op was added to the Nintendo Switch version of the original, so this will be the first time players on other platforms can experience the story in this new way.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons was originally released in 2013 and developed by Starbreeze Studios. 505 Games published and later bought the rights to the title, releasing it for additional platforms over the following years. It was a critical success, earning awards from several organizations including the VGX Awards (now The Game Awards), D.I.C.E., and the BAFTAs.

In the game’s story, brothers Naiee and Naia are visited by the ghost of their recently deceased mother. She gives them instructions on how to help their father, who is suffering from a life-threatening illness. From there the pair go on a massive journey, and end up helping different people through their problems in various situations they encounter along the way.

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