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Spend the Summer of ’86 Kicking Ass and Taking Names to Save the World In Crossing Souls

Remember the great government conspiracy of 1986 that was thwarted by a group of kids? Me neither. Probably because, you know, government conspiracy. Crossing Souls is our best bet at figuring out exactly what went down (in an alternate universe where video games are real, anyway), stepping into the shoes of said kids who have somehow acquired the ability to… travel between realms. Did I mention how the 80’s was a truly crazy time?

But what caught my interest about Crossing Souls, aside from the fact that it’s set in the best decade ever, for everything, is how well it blends silly with serious (based on the trailer below). On one side, we have the overall goofy tone, kids who are able to cross between life and death in the blink of an eye, and then… there’s the whole ‘you-know-what is about to hit the fan, and the entire world is at stake’ bit. Oh, and that old VHS tape filter – love it.

This gang will live the summer of their lives in an adventure that will get them involved in a government conspiracy. Control five kids with specials skills while fighting and solving puzzles in order to save their families and the world.

On top of that, there’s the promise of reference-a-plenty – everything from Back to the Future to the Gremlins – and cut-scenes that resemble 80’s cartoons. Now, as for exactly how Chris, Matt, Charlie, Big Joe (really?) and Kevin acquired the stone that, more or less, started all this, well, who cares? It’s bound to be a grand adventure, and one which involves beating up plenty bad guys… while looking absolutely smashing. Or is it ‘smashing their faces’? I always get the two confused.

Either way, those pesky government folks better watch out, because this group of youngsters is more than ready to rid the world of their evil ways. Whatever they may be. Evil is evil, and evil mustn’t be… or something.

Crossing Souls will be available from Steam this spring, at a TBD price.

Crossing Souls – Announcement Trailer

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