“Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons” proved to be a big hit among indie gamers and it is now coming to Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One -- as well as Apple iOS and Google Android mobile devices -- this summer, courtesy of developer 505 Games. “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons” is a puzzle game that features two siblings who lost their mother to a mysterious disease and are hoping to cure their father, who may have been infected as well.
Originally released for the Xbox 360 and Windows PC, the game proved to be a critical success, thanks to its genuinely challenging puzzles and interesting premise. GameSpot praised the game’s narrative and gave the title an 8 out of 10.
Some indie gaming fans compared the game to “Limbo,” because the game features children who lose their innocence by entering a dangerous world filled with challenging puzzles to conquer. Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw from Zero Punctuation mentioned this in his review, but also stated that it wasn’t the first game to use a premise similar to the one in “Limbo” -- and it probably won’t be the last.
The game was notable for quite a few reasons, such as the emotional family narrative and the lovely graphics, but the game’s unique control system was what helped the game stand out. Players had to control both brothers in the game, utilizing their unique abilities to get over many of the game's challenging puzzles.
Fans of the game are in for a treat, as the “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons” re-release will include a number of extras that weren’t in the original release. The re-release will have the game director’s commentary, a concept art gallery and the game’s soundtrack for those who want to listen to the game’s music.
While the content will be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, it’s not clear if the extras will also be available for the iOS and Android versions. Pocket Gamer stated that it’s currently unsure and 505 Games has yet to confirm if that definitely is the case.