The Council, the episodic narrative-driven mystery game from developers Big Bad Wolf and Focus Home Interactive has had its release date pushed from its initial February 2018 release date to March. No specific date was given.
The delay was noticed after a post on the game’s official Focus Home forums was edited within the past 24 hours (at the time of writing) to include the new release window. Previews from the game as recent as this week (although the preview event was just over a week ago) all indicate a February release date, so the trigger must have been pulled in the past few days to push the game’s release back. There’s no mention of why the release has shifted, but from reading the previews from the recent What’s Next Le Focus event it would seem that the additional time will be used to give it some extra polish.
Set in 1793, The Council sees players take control of Louis de Richet, a member of a secret society who has come to a private island off the shores of England in search of his missing mother and the home to the enigmatic Lord Mortimer. The Council is billed as a narrative adventure, with your choices and character growth having a lasting impact on how the story unfolds. You’ll also get to rub shoulders with some of history’s most revered individuals, such as Napoleon Bonaparte and George Washington, plus a dude in a creepy porcelain mask.
The Council will be a five-part episodic experience, with episode one The Mad Ones scheduled to hit PS4, Xbox One and PC in March 2018.