Forgotton Anne, a new 2D cinematic adventure from Square-Enix Collective, is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Essentially an anime film that can actually be played, Forgotton Anne’s story-driven action is beautifully offset with hand-crafted 2D cinematic levels focused on the mysterious Forgotton Lands: the hidden dimension where all mislaid items from the human world - the odd socks, the lost letters, the missing toys - are sent to linger.
It’s the job of the Forgotlings - creatures formed out of all of these missing items - to help the trapped Anne and Master Bonku find their way home. Square-Enix says the end result is a tale full of emotion, and one that merges perfectly with Forgotton Anne’s 2D puzzle platforming play and the game’s focus on dialogue choices.
“There are few games that stand out in the way Forgotton Anne does,” says Phil Elliott, Director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix West. “It really does screen anime. If you pause in play, you’d swear you were watching an animation rather than playing a game, yet the story the plays out is one so delicate, so captivating, it deserves to be housed in such striking surroundings. It really is one of the most stunning games we’ve ever put out.”
Forgotton Anne is available digitally on PC via Steam as well as on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.