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Peaky Blinders: Mastermind to hit PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC this August
Introducing the first detailed overview of this inventive puzzle-adventure from FuturLab and Curve Digital, launching August 20th
London, UK – July 30th, 2020: Curve Digital is excited to reveal that the very first game based on the award-winning Peaky Blinders TV series – Peaky Blinders: Mastermind – will launch across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on 20th August.
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind – which can be pre-ordered on Xbox One and Steam for PC from today – is a puzzle-adventure game based on the multi-award-winning TV show, developed by celebrated independent studio FuturLab, in collaboration with the creative and production teams behind Peaky Blinders, the independent production company Caryn Mandabach Productions.
Taking place immediately before the events of the show’s very first season, players will join the Shelby family’s criminal organization as they discover a sinister plot to put Tommy out of business.
Players must plan and enact strategies by taking direct control of key members of the Shelby family simultaneously over the same timeline, moving characters into position at exactly the right moment in order to navigate challenging scenarios.
To celebrate the announcement, developer FuturLab has produced a brand new trailer featuring the vocal talents of Cillian Murphy, who plays the show’s lead, Tommy Shelby. You can check out that trailer here – https://youtu.be/PQLvM8IwBkA
According to James Marsden, Game Director at FuturLab, the game is a creative interpretation of the world the TV show has created.
“It’s been an honour to be trusted with the Peaky Blinders license,” says Marsden. “our team has created a game that reflects the heart of what makes the show compelling: Tommy Shelby’s ability to manipulate friends, family and foes in the pursuit of his master plan.”
In Peaky Blinders: Mastermind, players will be able to freely set and rewind each character’s path in order to tune all of their actions for perfect coordination, tactically utilising characters and stealth to solve increasingly complex puzzles. It’s a bold take on the series that suitably impressed the show’s distributor Endemol Shine.
Anil Mistry, Director of Gaming & ECommerce, ESG said “We are thrilled to be partnering with Curve and FuturLab in making the first official Peaky Blinders game. Futurlab has faithfully re-created the Peaky Blinders’ universe and having Cillian provide the voiceover adds a real sense of authenticity to this game. Hopefully, fans of the show and gamers alike will be excited to get their thinking caps on and enjoy this compelling puzzle adventure like no other.”
In Peaky Blinders: Mastermind players will: –
Witness the rise of Tommy Shelby as the true leader of the Peaky Blinders in early 20th century Birmingham
Utilise Tommy’s prowess for planning to set up complex scenarios
Control Tommy, Arthur, Polly and more on the ground as they pull off mission after mission
Caryn Mandabach Productions’ Jamie Glazebrook, executive producer of all five series of Peaky Blinders, who was involved in reviewing the creative for the game, said “The trailer dropped in my inbox, and I watched it five times in a row. It blew me away. And it’s Peaky Blinders through and through. I can’t wait for players to experience this incredible game“.
FuturLab has collaborated with Feverist, the U.K. art-rock band who were involved in the soundtrack to Peaky Blinders Season 1, to create an original bespoke soundtrack for the game. The single Reveller, from the game’s upcoming soundtrack album, will be revealed tomorrow as will the track The Secret, which features in the reveal trailer.
Peaky Blinders Seasons 1 to 5 are available on Netflix in the UK. The fifth season launched on BBC One in autumn 2019 to its highest ratings yet.
Created and written by Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises and Locke), the multi-award-winning BBC One is produced by Peaky Blinders official brand owner Caryn Mandabach Productions and by Endemol Shine Group’s Tiger Aspect Productions.
Endemol Shine Group represents a range of global ancillary rights for Peaky Blinders which is distributed by Endemol Shine International. Peaky Blindershas sold across 189 countries and aird widely on Netflix Internationally including USA.
Peaky Blinders: Mastermind will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC on 20th August 2020 for $24.99/€24.99/£19.99. You can pre-order the game on Xbox One and Steam for PC with a 20 percent discount for all formats from today. Those who place a pre-order on PC will receive the game’s official soundtrack by Feverist for free.
Curve Digital is a leading publisher of video games on both PC and consoles. Since 2013, Curve Digital has been working with the world’s best game developers to help bring their games to broad global audiences; from renowned indie hits like Autonauts to the likes of the multi-million-selling Human: Fall Flat. In recent years Curve Digital has become industry recognised, winning ‘Indie Games Publisher of the Year’ at both MCV Awards 2018 and 2019, as well as ‘Publishing Star’ at the Develop:Star Awards 2019 and ‘Best Publisher Award’ at the TIGA Awards 2019.
FuturLab is an award-winning genre-agnostic game studio based in Brighton, UK. The company develops and publishes original games on console and PC, its portfolio including the critically-acclaimed Velocity 2X and Surge Deluxe.
About Endemol Shine
In July 2020 Endemol Shine Group was acquired by Banijay, creating the world’s largest international content producer and distributor spanning 22 territories with over 120 production companies and a multi-genre catalogue boasting over 88,000 hours of original standout programming.
About Caryn Mandabach Productions
Caryn Mandabach Productions is an independent television production company which produces and owns the BAFTA winning drama Peaky Blinders, on BBC and Netflix. In addition to the critically acclaimed series, the company’s oversight includes all brand-related development and licensing of the eponymous Peaky Blinders brand. Founded by Emmy-winning US producer, Caryn Mandabach, whose prolific career includes the creation of iconic titles such as Roseanne, Third Rock from the Sun, That 70s Show and Nurse Jackie, the company continues to distinguish itself through development and production of ground-breaking, culturally relevant content that is consistently part of pop culture vernacular.
Hailed as ‘the Future of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ (The Revue) and ‘Strikingly Intense’ (Clash), Feverist set the musical tone for Peaky Blinders in 2013 with their series 1 soundtrack featuring ‘Arthur’s Hanging’. They continue to occupy the space between the ethereal beauty of Radiohead and the brutal honesty of Nick Cave with their new self-produced soundtrack for the FutureLab video game ‘Peaky Blinders: Mastermind’ out in August 2020. The soundtrack continues the journey that ‘Arthur’s Hanging’ started, whilst also hinting loudly at the direction of their much-anticipated debut album TBC 2021. Their new EP ‘Mastermind’ featuring songs penned during the genesis of the soundtrack album will be available on all streaming platforms from 20th August 2020.