Previously available only as a downloadable game, Retro platformer Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams will be getting a special PS4 and PC retail release, with box art chosen by fans through a Facebook poll held by the game’s publisher SOEDESCO. The poll offered fans a choice between two different covers, with the winner appearing on the final version of the Director’s Cut.
The retail version of the game will also come fully loaded with all of the DLC the original version boasted. This includes the “Rise of the Owlverlord” expansion and special Halloween and Christmas themed levels.
A sequel to the 1985 Commodore 64 game The Great Giana Sisters, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream combines retro gameplay and difficulty with modern design and graphics, taking players on a trip through a surreal dreamscape which can be transformed into two different versions of the world, one sweet and one dark and grim. As the world shifts tone and texture so too does protagonist Giana, who transforms between a cutesy “pink” form and a dark “punk” persona depending on the current mood of the world around her. In addition to its platforming pedigree, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream also features music by Swedish metal band Machinae Supremacy and a soundtrack composed by Chris Hülsbeck, who also crafted the soundtrack for The Great Giana Sisters.
Originally released in 2012 following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream has since been released across a variety of platforms as downloadable content, and will be in physical format after three years.
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