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Sci-Fi Adventure Heaven’s Vault Lets You Become a Space Symbologist

Xenolinguistics, anyone? Heaven’s Vault is a 3D adventure wrapped in antiquated puzzles and alien language decryption, and it’s scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 this year.

Development team Inkle puts players in the shoes of Aliya Elasra, an archaeologist with a thirst for exploration. Together with her robot pal Six, she’s embarked on a star-studded journey through the forgotten plains of Nebula, eager to unravel its mysterious glyphs. If you’ve missed deciphering Russian, ancient Greek and Mongolian, this seems like a great opportunity to gain some second language acquisition XP.

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However, unlike the recent Tomb Raider games, Heaven’s Vault opts for a non-linear narrative that is sculpted by your choices. Fail at translating something correctly? Your perception of a particular artifact or location suffers the consequences. Narrative fans may be familiar with Inkle’s previous award-winning titles, 80 Days and Steve Jackson’s Sorcery!, but be prepared for something much more grand this time around. You’ll also have the opportunity to trade conversational quips with a range of locals of both good and devious persuasions.

No release date has been announced just yet. Keep up to speed with the latest news via the development log, here.

GR

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