MEDIA ALERT 2024-06-17




Discover brand new cinematics, featured live at the 

Future Games Show – Summer Edition and the ActuGaming French Direct 2024.


Access an exclusive digital pre-order bonus from Red Thread Games.

Pre-order Dustborn now on Steam, Xbox, PlayStation and Epic Games Store: https://www.wearethedustborn.com/buy

Today, SPOTLIGHT BY QUANTIC DREAM and the Oslo-based studio Red Thread Games are thrilled to announce the launch of pre-orders for DustbornTM. The announcement was made with a brand-new cinematic trailer at the Future Games Show – Summer Edition on June 8. The game will be coming to PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series S/X, and Xbox One on August 20, 2024, at the recommended price of 29,99€/$29.99.

In DustbornTM, players are invited to embark on a thrilling yet light-hearted road trip across an alternative American Republic, with the important mission of carrying a mysterious package from one coast to another. This single-player, interactive story, action-adventure game is set in a comic-book-inspired universe where words can be used to shape a unique narrative. All along the colorful road, players will build relationships, recruit new crew members, fight enemies, and play gigs as an undercover punk-rock band.

Watch the AG French Direct trailer here: https://youtu.be/tqLF1aEs4Yo

To celebrate the start of pre-orders, two brand new cinematics were broadcast during the ActuGaming French Direct 2024 on May 29 and the Future Games Show – Summer Edition on June 8. The first cinematics featured new gameplay presenting the crew at the start of their journey, using the power of words to face a not so friendly encounter, while the second one introduced DustbornTM’s main antagonists, the Puritans, a fundamentalist technocratic corporate conglomerate from whom the crew has stolen the package. 

Watch the Future Games Show Pre-order trailer here: https://youtu.be/8ogIq4hscX0

We are excited to offer a deeper look at how the power of words shapes Dustborn’s gameplay,” says Ragnar Tørnquist, Creative Director at Red Thread Games.  “As we launch pre-orders, we wanted to give players more insight into the crew’s undercover punk-rock road trip and the adversaries they face along the way. We cannot wait to see players discover the game’s comic book-inspired experience, build relationships with the crew, and use their abilities to defeat Justice and the Puritans!”

The game will also be featured in the upcoming Steam Next Fest, which will be held from June 10 to 17, 2024, starting at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time. For one week, players will have access to an exclusive 30-minute free demo for the very first time, only on Steam.

It will give them a chance to explore different situations and discover the power of words, playing as Pax, the main character. As an Anormal, she can control words to craft new powers, defend herself, get out of tricky situations, neutralize threats, and build relationships with her crew or new encounters. Of course, relationships can be tricky to navigate, with each character bringing their own powers, perspectives, motives, and insecurities. It promises to be an emotional, rocky, and rewarding journey!

To start their road trip with style, players who pre-order the game will receive a free exclusive bonus skin, including:

  • A Sherbert twirl hat
  • A Psycho Pete bat
  • An exclusive Eye C U Jacket

The studio has more surprises in store. A physical edition will also be available at launch on August 20 for a recommended retail price of 39,99€/$39.99. This special edition will include:

  • 2 postcards from iconic locations visited by the crew;
  • A map of the American Republic, listing all the pitstops the crew has to make before arriving at their final destination;
  • A 32-page prequel comic book about the crew’s life before accepting this risky mission;
  • Stickers of iconic elements from the game.

To find out more about the game, visit quanticdream.com/en/dustborn and follow @WeAreDustborn on TikTok and Quantic Dream on X (Twitter). 

Visit the official website here: http://www.quanticdream.com. 

Quantic Dream can also be found on: 
Twitter: @Quantic_Dream 
Instagram @QuanticDreamGames  
Facebook: OfficialQuanticDream 
YouTube: QuanticDreamOfficial 
Twitch: quanticdream 

Visit the official online shop: https://shop.quanticdream.com/ 

Red Thread was founded in 2012, with a mission to create games with soul for players who love stories. The studio is located in downtown Oslo, Norway. In 2014, Red Thread released the first episode of Dreamfall ChaptersTM, a third-person adventure game set in the twin worlds of science and magic, where your choices have real and lasting consequences. The five-part series concluded in 2016 and was followed by PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, and a ‘Final Cut’ re-release for Windows/Mac in 2017. In 2019, Red Thread released first-person adventure DraugenTM, which won Norwegian Game of the Year. The studio is currently working on DustbornTM.

Quantic Dream is a video game creation studio founded in 1997 by David Cage, based in Paris, France and Montreal, Canada. The unique experiences offered by Heavy Rain™, Beyond: Two Souls™ and Detroit: Become Human™, have touched millions of gamers around the world and won more than 250 international awards. They have greatly contributed to the recognition of interactive storytelling in video games.  

Since 2019, Quantic Dream has been a publisher supporting videogame creation and independent creators offering singular and original visions. Spotlight by Quantic Dream studio brings them its expertise, its production resources, the necessary financing, and access to international markets and their audiences. In 2022, Quantic Dream embarked on a new stage in its growth by joining NetEase Games, the games division of NetEase, to develop its creative vision and accelerate the development of flagship titles that redefine the interactive experience for gamers around the world. 

Heavy Rain™, Beyond: Two Souls™ and Detroit: Become Human™ ©Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe. Developed by Quantic Dream. Heavy Rain™ is a trademark of Quantic Dream. Beyond: Two Souls™ and Detroit: Become Human™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe. All rights reserved.  

Quantic Dream and the Quantic Dream logos are trademarks of Quantic Dream SAS.  

Dustborn™ is a trademark of Red Thread Games. Quantic Dream and the Quantic Dream logo are trademarks of Quantic Dream. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved  

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Isabell Rydén

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