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Evil Asch Evil Asch 17 September 2014
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Metacritic Rates B:TS at a solid 70 Almost One Year After Release

...With a user rating of 8.1  out of 10. The score of 70 is based on 98 critic reviews (as of October 2014) while the user rating is based on 2,327 reviews.  For more details and reviews visit Beyond: Two Soul's Metacritic page here .

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 17 September 2014
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Beyond: Two Souls Coming to PS4?

According to an article by Michael McWhertor via Polygon on September 2nd, 2014, "Quantic Dream's PlayStation 3 adventure game Beyond: Two Souls might be the latest game making a generational leap. Trophies for a PlayStation 4 version of the game have recently appeared on achievement-tracking web site Exophase.

Sony Computer Entertainment hasn't announced a PS4 port of Beyond: Two Souls, but Exophase says it pulls its trophy data from Sony's PlayStation Network. The PS4 trophy listing is separate from the existing PS3 version of the game.

Quantic Dream confirmed last year that it was developing an unnamed PS4 title, but indicated at the time that its next-generation game was something new. "Innovation is part of our DNA," Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière said. "We've never duplicated ourselves. We never clone ourselves or other people's projects; we always try to create unique experiences."


An older article by Ben Kendrick on GameRant stated, "This isn’t the first time that w…


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Evil Asch Evil Asch 13 October 2013
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Feedbackula on B:TS

Gamespot's Feedbackula features B:TS here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 12 October 2013
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The Wall Street Journal Covers B:TS

The article from October 12th, 2013 by Michael Hsu focuses on the unusual nature of B:TS among other aspects.

Full article here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 11 October 2013
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Interactive Movie or Game?

An article by Video Games 24/7's Dave Cook weighs the pros and cons of B:TS unique play style and tries to determine if it's a success.

Full article here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 10 October 2013
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Forbes Article Talks B:TS and 'Spousal' Gaming

Paul Tassi's article from October 9th, 2013 states...

My wife’s usual after-work routine is to come home, get changed, and unwind with a DVR-ed episode of Scandal, New Girl or The Vampire Diaries. Yesterday, she came home, turned on my PlayStation 3, and proceeded to play Beyond: Two Souls for the next four and a half hours.

My wife is not a gamer. Despite the fact that she’d say otherwise, the last games she played with any regularity were the original Doom and Crash Bandicoot back when she was in grade school. So while spousal gaming might be normal in some marriages, it isn’t in mine, and it’s truly amazing how Beyond: Two Souls has managed to capture my wife’s interest.

The game is divisive, that much is clear from the reviews. It’s rare to see a game get both nines and perfect tens, and also fours, fives and sixes from major outlets. I’m sure you’ve already metacriticed the full range for yourself. I personally gave it a nine in my own review, though I can’t really judge those who s…

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 10 October 2013
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New Templates Added

Two new templates have been added to the Template page including a spoiler warning banner and a character page template. If you are adding spoiler sensitive content or creating pages for new characters please use these templates to help wiki users avoid spoilers and save editor labor.

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Pseudobread Pseudobread 8 October 2013
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Beyond: Two Souls Review Roundup


It's been four years since Quantic Dream released Heavy Rain, the PS3 exclusive action/adventure game that blurred the lines between game, movie, and interactive story. Naturally, it rubbed some gamers the wrong way with its linear nature and QTE centric controls, but it received a generally positive reception. Beyond: Two Souls continues that tradition, though with a larger budget, and while utilizing the acting talents of Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe. Will it eclipse its predecessor?

Check out the critical response below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section!




























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Evil Asch Evil Asch 8 October 2013
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Cast of B:TS at Parisian Premiere

In anticipation of tomorrow's launch of the PlayStation 3 exclusive video game Beyond: Two Souls, the title's star studded cast made an appearance at its red carpet premier at Le Grand Rex Cinema in Paris, France.

Full article with video here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 7 October 2013
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Some B:TS Trophies Leaked

Three trophies have been revealed - none secret or containing spoilers.

Full article from October 7th, 2013 on Video Games 24/7 available here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 6 October 2013
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Last Minute Pre-Order Reminders for B:TS

The article by Shui Ta for  Examiner.com cites a trade in offer on Amazon.com that can save the buyer $20 and Game Stop's preorder steel case upgrade.

Full article here

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 5 October 2013
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GameZone Article Compares Heavy Rain and B:TS

The article by Matt Liebl from October 4th, 2013 is accompanied by a video interview with Quantic Dream's co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere.

Both have a heavy cinematic approach to emotionally-driven narrative; both have fairly simplistic control schemes; and both feature cutting-edge performance capturing and deep character development. But despite their core similarities, Beyond: Two Souls is not merely a clone of Heavy Rain.

Full article here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 4 October 2013
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Gamespot's "The Waiting Game"

... offers some creative options to kill time before the release of B:TS next week includng related games, movies, and books. 

The full video and accompanying text are available here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 3 October 2013
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TrustedReviews.com Early Review of B:TS

The review  by Sam Loveridge states:

Available on October 11, this PS3 exclusive is certainly pushing the aging console to its limits, but after playing the demo, we were already hooked and looking forward to seeing how the story unfolds.

Full article here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 2 October 2013
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Sony Confirms B:TS Censored in Europe

An article by Martin Gaston for GameSpot cites Sony's confirmation in an article from October 1st, 2013

Two cuts have been made to the European version in order for the game to be sold with a 16 age rating, Sony's Ross Alexander explained on the EU PlayStation Blog.

Full article here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 2 October 2013
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WhatCulture.com Reviews B:TS Demo

Robert Kjoder's article from October 1st, 2013 reviews the new B:TS demo opening with:

Similar to his previous games Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy, Beyond is the furthest thing from a conventional video game you can possibly play, to the point where people bicker left and right as to whether the studio is even creating games. Instead of shooting the same generic enemies or partaking in some other conventional method of gameplay, Quantic Dream primarily has you interacting with context sensitive button presses and dialogue mechanics, both of which bend the story in different directions from player to player.

Full article here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 29 September 2013
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Game Informer's Video Interview with David Cage on Tech Demos

With an introduction by Ben Hanson from September 26th, 2013 on the Game Informer site.

In between their games, Quantic Dream has made a habit of releasing ambitious tech demo videos. Starting with The Casting back in 2006, and continuing with Project Kara and The Dark Sorcerer at E3 2013, Quantic Dream uses these smaller projects to test out new equipment and flex their creative muscle.

Full article with video here.

(Sorry folks I wasn't able to pull the video from the article or youtube to load to the wiki)

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 29 September 2013
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David Cage Teases Post B:TS Title

In a short article on Video Games 24/7 by Brenna Hillier from September 27th, 2013.

People should expect to be surprised again, because this is really what we try to do with each game – not give people what they expect, [but] give them something they want maybe without knowing this is what they want.

Full snippet here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 29 September 2013
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Details of the B:TS Special Edition Extra Scene

Are revealed in an article by Polygon's Dave Tach from September 27th, 2013.

Over the course of 30 minutes of additional play, you'll determine your ability to use your brain while keeping an ice-cool head in high-pressure situations

Obviously the article contains slight spoilers. Full article here.

Note: The S.E. is currently a retailer only preorder bonus in the U.S. via Game Stop. Check your retailers for areas outside the U.S. for details on preordering and the availability of the S.E. (also called the steelbook / preorder version).

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 29 September 2013
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More on the iOS / Android Apps and the Goal of Interactive Drama

via an article by Yannick Le Jacq for NBC News in an article posted on September 27th, 2013.

That's when things start to get really crazy. Cage wouldn't give too many details about the game's story, saying that he wanted players to be able to experience everything for themselves, but he noted that the game will follow Holmes through 15 years of her life and have 23 different endings.

Full article here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 29 September 2013
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Entirety of B:TS can be played via iOS or Android

According to an article by Anthony Severino from September 27th, 2013 on PlayStationLifestyle.net

In an unprecedented move, Quantic Dream has designed a touch-enabled companion app for Beyond: Two Souls, that can be used to play through the entirety of the game—no DualShock 3 required.

Full article here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 25 September 2013
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New Videos Added

To the Videos, Interviews, and Tech Demos page.

Including a TV spot, several making of videos, and IGN's comparative gameplay of a single section of the game titled 'Hunted'.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 25 September 2013
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Production Budget for B:TS

According to an article on PlayStationLifeStyle.net by Jason Dunning

...the game had a production budget of €20 million ($27 million US).

If this is correct, it would be slightly behind the €22 million that Heavy Rain cost to produce, but when marketing and distribution was added to the cost of Heavy Rain, it reached €40 million. After spending all that, it ended up making €100 million, sold over 3 million copies, and had 3% of people reach the Platinum.

Full article here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 29 April 2013
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Q and A with the core cast and David Cage from the Tribeca Film Festival

Has been added to the Videos, Interviews, and Tech Demos page. The Q and A features Eric Winter, Kadeem Hardison, Ellen Page and David Cage discussing why a game was admitted to the festival as well as a split screen of two scenes demonstrating the type of motion capture technology used by Quantic Dream.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 28 April 2013
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Article outlining the Tribeca Film Festival Demo

by Venture Beat located here outlines in brief the footage in the new demo released at the festival. The slightly spoilery article goes on to state:

When the gameplay footage ended on a cliffhanger, you could feel the audience’s anticipation to learn what happens next. That’d be a decent accomplishment for a  film, but for a game that’s actually meant to be played, it was astounding how much Beyond was able to rope us in simply based on watching it.

Has David Cage finally reached his goal of a game with the emotional impact and story quality of a film?

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 28 April 2013
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New trailer and demo footage from 2013's Tribeca Film Festival uploaded

The Videos, Interviews, and Tech Demos  page has been updated with a new trailer and a 35 minute game play demo both debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. Be warned the demo footage does contain spoilers.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 5 March 2013
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Release Date and New Character Announced

Per an article hosted on IGN by Andew Goldfarb from March, 1st 2013:

Sony has confirmed that Beyond: Two Souls will be released on October 8th in North America (with details on additional territories still to come).

In addition to the release date announcement the article confirms that renowned actor Willem Dafoe will be involved in B:TS as Nathan Dawkins, a major character. Game Informer, EU PlayStation Blog, and The Escapist also confirm Dafoe's participation.

This is an interesting update as several articles from July 2012 by VG24/7, PlayStation Universe, Game Trailers.com, and PlayStation Lifestyle.net confirmed Dafoe would not be a participant.

Stay tuned for more information on further release dates.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 5 March 2013
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Two New Videos Featuring Willem Dafoe's Performance Added

Two new videos detailing Willem Dafoe's character, Nathan Dawkins, and revealing new game footage have been added here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 21 February 2013
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PS4 announcement tech video added to Videos, Interviews, and Tech Demos page

Video of David Cage's presentation at the PS4 announcement event on February 20th has been added here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 16 February 2013
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B:TS Entering Beta Soon

A February 7th, 2013 article from VG 24/7 cites David Cage, "Beyond is almost in beta. It will come out this year and the release date will be announced soon." The article / interview goes on to quote Cage's preliminary thoughts on rumors that the new PS4 will block the use of pre-owned game titles.

Full article here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 16 February 2013
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Next Quantic Dream Project Already in Development?

A Gamespot article by Eddie Makuch from February 13th, 2013 states, "The industry veteran [Davd Cage] told GamesIndustry International that he has plans for the next three games after Beyond: Two Souls, the first of which is already in development."

The full article and interview excerpts here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 16 February 2013
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No QTEs in Beyond: Two Souls?

A very brief article on PlaystationLifestyle.net by Jason Dunning from February 13th, 2013 states:

"...it will be “quite different” from Heavy Rain , with no QTEs [a series of simon says style reactions required to be properly executed by the player in order to complete an event, usually resulting in a cut scene or other restricted but polished visual] appearing in the game, opting for new gameplay mechanics instead that will “play more in line with what gamers expect” from a modern action-adventure title."

Full article here

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 31 January 2013
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Sad News

Several news outlets are reporting that Normand Corbeil the co-composer for Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit, and composer for Heay Rain who had been working on the score for Beyond: Two Souls died January 25th, 2013 after a months long battle with Pancreatic cancer.

Condolences and sympathy to the whole Corbeil family, his friends, and colleagues.

Thank you for the gift of your music.

Quantic Dream Statment

IGN Article

Joystiq Article

EuroGamer Article

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 7 January 2013
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Why America? New Article by Andrew Yoon

of Shack News published January 4th, 2013 asks David Cage:

As evidenced by Heavy Rain and Indigo Prophecy, David Cage, founder and CEO of Quantic Dream, is creatively drawn to the good ol' US of A. He returns to America for his next game, Beyond: Two Souls, and we had to ask him: what makes America so appealing?

Full article here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 12 December 2012
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Possible Release Date Leaked and Retracted

An article from November 29th by IGN's Colin Moriarty discusses a brief inadvertent update on Playstation's official B:TS page citing a May 5th 2013 release date. The image has since been modified and Sony has stated that an official release date has not been announced.  It was previously noted that B:TS recently entered the alpha phase of production which makes a firm release date hard to pin down at this point. Full article and images of the 'leaked' image are here.

An additional article by Gamespot confirming the error is available here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 29 November 2012
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Playstation Blog November 12th 2012

Playstation Blog B:TS David Cage Talks Quantic's Supernatural Epic

Development is going very well. Indeed, it’s nice to go to all these shows but we also have to make the game! We’re advancing – we’re now a few weeks off the alpha version. It’s always a very critical moment in the development of a game since it’s the first time all the game data is assembled in a complete version. This first version is often not very playable, but it’s the first time you can see the “complete” game as a whole. After that we’ll move onto the beta version, which is when the game really starts to look like the final version. Full article via the link above.

The parent article is rehashed / highlighted here Examiner.com

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 11 October 2012
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Game Informer Article October 10th, 2012

A new interview of David Cage by Bryan Vore for Game Informer magazine details the difficulty of promoting a game like B:TS and Heavy Rain and more. The full article is available here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 28 September 2012
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Tokyo Game Show 2012 B:TS trailer (Japanese Voice Over)

Trailer footage debuted at the 2012 Tokyo Game Show featuring voice work / dubbing in Japanese. The footage appears to be identical to the trailer footage debuted earlier in the year at E3 and other major North American gaming conventions / shows.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 20 September 2012
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Gamespot: Ellen Page needed for Beyond: Two Souls, says David Cage

In a brief article published September 18th, 2012 Gamespot comments on David Cages casting coup regarding Ellen Page in Beyond: Two Souls.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 6 September 2012
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New interview added to the interview page

'New' interview of David Cage and Ellen Page at Comi-Con from 2012 hosted by Playstation Blog's Jeff Rubinstein after the panel has been added to the interview page.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 4 September 2012
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Edge feature - Beyond: Two Souls an emotional core grounds Quantic Dream's investigation of the supernatural

In a five page spread, featuring a Q&A with David Cage as well as photos, Edge gets the scoop on some of the technical details involved in the creation of Beyond: Two Souls as well as Cage's (brief) opinion of the depiction of most women in games. See the October 2012 edition of Edge, #245 for reader follow ups to the article in the Dispatches section. Edge #244 is available for purchase in a digital and print edition directly from the site here. Edge #245 is the current issue as of September 1st, 2012. The full text of the article is available here.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 3 September 2012
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Gamasutra feature - Big Ideas: Video Games According to David Cage

Gamasutra featured a five page interview with David Cage where he discusses Heavy Rain, casting Ellen Page as Jodie Holmes in Beyond: Two Souls, the future of gaming and more on August 27th, 2012. For the full interview go here.

Stay tuned for an article on Beyond: Two Souls in September 2012's edition of the British gamer magazine Edge.

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 2 September 2012
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Gamespot: Complete Freedom on B:TS

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Evil Asch Evil Asch 31 August 2012
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Beyond: Two Souls at Comi-Con 2012

According to the IGN article by Greg Miller posted on July 12th, 2012 two more cast members have been announced for Quantic Dream's latest interactive drama, Beyond: Two Souls.

Kadeem Hardison will play an as-yet unnamed character who, according to the article, is a researcher for a government agency that investigates the paranormal (could he be a part of the same organization as the Unknown S.W.A.T. Commander?).

No information was released about the character played by Eric Winter

For the full (short) article head here.

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Wagnike2 Wagnike2 5 June 2012
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Site Launch

As part of our E3 coverage, the Wikia Development Team is helping to launch this wiki and bring it up to speed with the latest knowledge about the new game Beyond: Two Souls. We hope that you help us and make this Wiki a place of great information about this exciting new title.

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