Do you have a minute to talk about Jesus? You better take the time or the Inquisitors come to destroy you. Of all the journeys of classic heroes and epics that inspire the video games we love, spicy takes Jesus of Nazareth are few and far between. Naturally, this is a hot topic that is sure to elicit more than a few comments from players or protesters. But the themes of division and cruelty are exactly what a new game seeks to explore.
You play as Holy Inquisitor Mordimer Madderin, a sworn servant dedicated to an alternate universe Jesus, who did not return with a message of forgiveness after his crucifixion, he returned for revenge. Cared for!
Polish authors are making a name for themselves in the United States for producing amazing fantasy novels that inspire incredible dark fantasy games. The most notable example being the witcher series based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s chronicle of Geralt de Riv and co. The series was adapted by Polish studio CD Projekt Red and has become one of the pantheons of great open-world RPGs.
Fellow Polish developer The Dust’s freshman project may well follow in CD Projekt’s footsteps. Me, the inquisitor is based on the Biting Madderdin series of novels by Jacek Piekara. The writer’s work is popular in Poland, but hasn’t quite crossed the pond in the same way; this could be his big breakthrough in American audiences. His series is based on the 1500s and unravels dark mysteries in a brutal world where forgiveness is something to be fought for. The action-adventure game will drive these themes forward as dark forces from beyond our world gather as the Inquisitor navigates the streets of a dark Age of Rebirth.
The Dust started working on the game in 2019, and no release date has yet been set. When it comes out, if you’re looking for a mystery to solve a profanity, this might be the game for you. The game is developed for computerNext-gen Xbox and PS5.
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