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Contrast Will Stick To The Shadows On PlayStation 4

The 2013 E3 event was overflowing with new and intriguing titles, one of which has players exploring the world of a gritty crime noir story by platforming through the shadows. It's called Contrast, and it's making its way to the PlayStation 4.

While not appearing during the PlayStation E3 briefing in LA last week, Contrast was available in a PlayStation 4 demo unit on the show floor and is now being paraded around on the PlayStation Blog.

Coming from the team at Compulsion, Contrast actually began life as a cyberpunk adventure before making the jump to film noir/burlesque, according to Compulsion's Guillaume Provost.

In the game, the player takes on the role of Dawn, a woman who has the ability to become one with the shadows. Whether she's stopping a murder or helping a bunch of circus performers get their attractions together, she's do so on a canvas of constantly moving, growing and shifting shadows. If you'll check out the above video, I think you'll agree that it looks pretty neat in practice.

“There are a lot of innovative gameplay ideas hovering in the indie game community,” Guillaume said. “But we're not just delivering a new game idea. We're carefully weaving a story, world and aesthetic around it to make something really special and unique.”

To find out how “unique” and “different” it is, we might have to wait a while, as Contrast will be launching on the PlayStation 4. Given the game's indie nature, there's a pretty decent chance that mean's we'll actually be seeing it at a less-than-60-dollar price point on the PlayStation Network, rather than in disc form.

Ryan Winslett

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.