The long-awaited first game The Unfinished Swan of three, part of an exclusivity contract between Sony and developer Giant Sparrow, with help from Sony Santa Monica, is finally releasing onto the PlayStation Network on October 23, and PlayStation Plus users can get early access to the game a week earlier on October 16.
Priced at $14.99 MSRP, this atmospheric dream-like game is the story of a boy named Monroe who is chasing, as the title implies, an unfinished painting of a swan which has escaped from its portrait, painted by Monroe’s own mother. Monroe must travel through an abstract world where white space and complex geometry are only the surface of the intriguing concepts this game provides.
Originally conceptualized all the way back in February 2008, The Unfinished Swan began as a simple game about shooting black paint in a completely white world to see what the environment has in store for the player, but after Sony took notice of an expanded prototype, the company offered Giant Sparrow an “incubation deal” to work on their opus. On October 23, the long journey to catch the swan will finally pay off for Giant Sparrow.
Source: PlayStation Blog