Wales Interactive has announced Mia and the Dragon Princess, a new interactive film for Switch. A release is planned for Q4 2022.
The unconventional action-adventure stars Mia, a brave barmaid whose life is thrown into chaos when a mysterious woman shows up at her place of work. This person is on the run from a group of violent thugs and doesn’t speak English.
The cast includes Paul McGann (Doctor Who, Alien 3, Withnail & I), Brian McCardie (Time, Rob Roy) and MyAnna Buring (The Witcher, Ripper Street), Dita Tantang and Noa Bleeker. Daz Black (DazGames) will have a guest appearance.
Battle Coordinator Marcus Shakesheff (WonderWoman, Hanna, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Pennyworth, Guardians of the Galaxy, Game of Thrones) designs the action for Mia and the Dragon Princess. Taekwondo instructor and content creator Aaron Gassor, also known as the Ginger Ninja Trickster, features combat stunts.
Mia and the Dragon Princess features real-time attribute tracking that evolves based on your choices and influences the story. There will also be multi-optional storytelling with ten different outcomes.
Here is the official synopsis of the story:
Mia dreams of adventure, but her sense of responsibility to her co-workers – who have become her surrogate family – keeps her working a job she’s bored and living a life she didn’t want. When a mysterious woman (Marshanda) appears terrified and on the run, Mia’s decision to take her under her wing and try to discover her identity leads her down a path of intrigue, secrets and danger.
When a group of thugs led by Walsh (Paul McGann) show up at the bar, Mia and her co-workers are taken hostage along with a group of customers. When Mia’s boss Matthew (Brian McCardie) is injured, the stakes are raised and the fight becomes real as Mia and the group end up on the run and fighting for their lives.
The viewer’s decisions guide Mia through the adventure and determine her fate and that of the whole group. Throughout the game, your interactions could increase your knowledge of the mystery woman’s identity, but the way Mia interacts with the rest of the group will also have an impact, so every decision must be carefully considered.
Mia and the Dragon Princess is the first of three interactive film announcements that Wales Interactive is planning, so news of the other projects should follow soon.
Source: Wales Interactive PR