What happened to Yaughton Valley in Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture? In the video above, Creative Director Dan Pinchbeck and Environment Artist Alex Grahame share their thoughts on the “uniquely British apocalypse,” which hit the remote English valley in 1984. According to a post on the PlayStation blog:
Part of the allure behind Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is exploring every nook and cranny throughout the valley and finding small yet personal details of its residents. In the midst of a larger and catastrophic event, players are drawn into finding out more and uncovering the story behind this close-knit community.
Publisher SCE Santa Monica has also announced that North American fans who pre-order the game between now and August 10 will receive a bonus dynamic theme, and PlayStation Plus subscribers will be eligible for a 20% discount on the pre-order price as part of PLAY 2015.
European buyers will also receive the bonus theme if they purchase the game during the first two weeks of its release. Additionally, EU PlayStation Plus subscribers can avail the 20% discount within the same period.
In a separate press release, The Chinese Room revealed the full cast of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, which includes quite a few familiar voices:
Matthew Aubrey (Made in Dagenham, Black Mirror)
Jonathan Bailey (Five Children & It, W1A, Broadchurch)
Jamie Ballard (Ryse: Son of Rome, Doctors, Black Death)
Jason Baughan (Fable: The Journey, Atlantis)
Susan Brown (The Iron Lady, Game of Thrones, LittleBigPlanet 3)
Kezia Burrows (Alien: Isolation, Remember Me)
Simon Chandler (The Theory of Everything, The King’s Speech)
Lu Corfield (Doctors, Game of Thrones)
Ifan Huw Dafydd (The Indian Doctor, Gavin & Stacey)
Merle Dandridge (The Last of Us, Half Life 2, Sons of Anarchy)
Oliver Dimsdale (Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge, Count Arthur Strong)
Alison Dowling (The Archers, Driver: San Francisco, The Witcher)
Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Wolf Hall, Peaky Blinders, Luther, Skins)
Simon Lenagan (Survivors, Run Fatboy Run)
Lydia Leonard (Star Wars: The Old Republic, Bloodforge, Whitechapel)
Victor McGuire (Far from the Madding Crowd, Trollied)
David Sterne (Detectorists, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)
Siân Thomas (Perfume, Atlantis, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)
Timothy Watson (Dragon Age: Inquisition, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Mr Selfridge, The Archers)
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture releases on August 11 for the PlayStation 4.