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Bandai Namco’s 11-11: Memories Retold is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

11-11: Memories Retold, the new narrative-driven game from Aardman and DigixArt, is released today, ahead of the centenary of the end of the first World War.

The game chronicles the lives of two characters on both sides of the war, with players following the story of Canadian photographer, Harry, and German engineer, Kurt.

It’s a distinctive game, told using a beautiful, painterly art style, a striking musical score from composer Olivier Derivier, and performances from actors including Elijah Wood and Sebastian Koch.

In a press statement to mark the game’s release, creative director Yoan Fanise said:

“This is a very special game for a very special moment. Player will face choices, some with small consequences and some with big. This is a game about life during war, both on the battlefield and beyond.’

Bandai Namco’s Hervé Hoerdt added:

“We’re delighted to finally present players with the opportunity to experience the stories of Harry and Kurt on the front-lines during WWI. This has been a passion project for Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe and our partners Aardman and DigixArt. A result of our desire to connect more closely with players across Europe and create engaging, rich experiences that tell important stories, as well as entertain. We hope players enjoy playing as much as we have working together on this very important centenary project.”

Daniel Efergan, creative director at Aardman Animations, also said:

“Creating compelling stories and evoking emotions, ultimately to affect people, is at the heart of everything we do at Aardman. Put simply, 11-11: Memories Retold is a story about two ordinary people – not unlike thousands of others from 100 years ago – thrown into an extraordinary situation.””

To find out more about the game you can read our hands-on preview, and discover how Olivier Derivier approached composing its score in this behind the scenes video.

11-11: Memories Retold is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Proceeds for the game’s upcoming DLC will support WarChild.

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