Beyond: Two Souls Gets Willem Dafoe, New Trailer and a Release Date

Beyond (pun intended) an E3 reveal and a few minor details, Quantic Dream has been fairly tight-lipped on their upcoming psychological thriller, Beyond: Two Souls. The PlayStation Blog today revealed that another Oscar nominated actor would be joining Ellen Page in the cast. Willem Dafoe, known for his roles in Spider-Man, The Boondock Saints, and a plethora of other titles, will be joining Beyond: Two Souls as Nathan Dawkins, a government scientist with a vested interest in Jodie (Ellen Page) and her unique traits (as previously rumored). You can watch the Willem Dafoe reveal trailer right here:

Quantic Dream is aiming to bring you an extremely emotional experience with these top-notch actors, stating that “…they form a compelling bond and together deliver some of the most unique and powerful scenes yet seen in gaming” and that Beyond will be “…one of the most thrilling and powerfully emotional experiences on PS3”. Interested in checking out some of these emotionally charged scenes? You’ll want to watch the Willem Dafoe behind the scenes feature, which we’ve added here for your convenience.

A new actor isn’t all that was brought to the table though, as they announced the release date and a variety of pre-order bonuses. You’ll be able to get your hands on Quantic Dream’s next game on October 8th of this year. If you pre-order the game at GameStop or EB Games, you will receive an additional, 30 minute, playable DLC scene, which was not detailed at this time.

Additionally your pre-order will net you a free upgrade to the special edition which includes:

  • Exclusive Steelbook Premium Packaging
  • Extensive Behind The Scenes Video Features
  • Soundtrack
  • PS3 Dynamic Theme
  • PSN Avatar Bundle

How does the addition of Mr. Dafoe affect your opinion of Beyond: Two Souls? Does watching the behind the scenes motion capture make you eager for what the game has to offer in terms of intense and invested emotional gameplay? Do you prefer ‘symbology’ or ‘symobolism’? Let us know your emotions in the comments below and stick to PlayStation LifeStyle for all of your Beyond: Two Souls coverage.