Sony has released a few more details about the story for Sorcery, along with the final US box art for the game.
In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Brian Upton, Creative Director of the game at SCEA Santa Monica Studio, revealed that some elements of the story were consistent during development while others changed dramatically.
“The two main characters ‒ Finn, the sorcerer’s apprentice, and Erline, his magical cat ‒ were there almost from the beginning. We always knew they were on a quest to reach the Slumbering Palace at the heart of the Faerie Realm. However, WHY they were on this quest, and WHO was trying to stop them kept shifting.”
Upton continued: “A lot of the details of the story grew organically out of gameplay. The team would have a cool idea for an enemy or a puzzle or an encounter and I’d weave the rest of the narrative around it. For example, the civilization of the bogeys (an early-game enemy) is crude and brutal because that’s how they behave when they attack. And a lot of the mythology of the Faerie Forest had its roots in the boss battle you fight there. We wanted the player to feel like there was a tight link between the story and the gameplay. Everything you do and see in Sorcery ties into the world or narrative in some larger way.”
“As development progressed, the story became more streamlined. Finn’s backstory ‒ where he came from, how he became an apprentice ‒ was pared down because it was getting in the way of kicking off the action. There was a whole sub-plot about a guild of fame-hungry rival sorcerers that just got dropped. And, as other elements fell away, Finn and Erline’s relationship moved to center stage. At its heart, Sorcery is a road movie. You’ve got these two mismatched characters who’ve been thrown together on a quest to save the world and they’ve got to learn how to get along.”
You can watch the trailer below to get a detailed look at how the story will unfold when Sorcery is released on the 22nd of May in the US and 23rd of May in European territories. The final box art for the US follows below.
Source: PlayStation Blog