THE COUNCIL is a new twist on the episodic Narrative Adventure genre by studio Big Bad Wolf. Take hard-hitting decisions, develop an array of skills and directly impact how the story unfolds. With permanent, long-lasting consequences, there is no going back. Plunge into a tale of intrigue and manipulation in the style of a classic murder mystery.
THE COUNCIL begins in 1793, with players taking the role of secret society member Louis de Richet. Joining him are a number of high profile guests, including Napoleon Bonaparte and President of the newly-formed United States of America, George Washington.
In a new twist for the genre, the core of THE COUNCIL’s gameplay comes from manipulating and maneuvering through character encounters using the unique Social Influence system. During confrontations, skills and limited resources can be used to gain the upper hand and achieve the desired outcome.
THE COUNCIL’s first episode, THE MAD ONES, arrives on Xbox One in early 2018. The complete season will include a total of five episodes.