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  • Press Release

    Brand-New Reactive Turn-Based RPG
    Clair Obscur: Expedition 33’ Announced 

    Break the Paintress’ Cycle of Death in 2025 on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC – 

     London, United Kingdom & Montpellier, France (June 9, 2024) – Developer Sandfall Interactive unveiled their highly ambitious debut title, ‘Clair Obscur: Expedition 33 in today’s Xbox Games Showcase. Inspired by beloved classic fantasy JRPGs and action games alike, Clair Obscur: Expedition 33 sets itself apart with immersive reactive turn-based battles, a mature and moving narrative, and a stunning, evocative art style inspired by French and Parisienne art and architecture. Clair Obscur: Expedition 33 promises players a beautiful story-driven experience and an emotional cast of characters that will stay with them long after the credits roll. Published by Kepler Interactive, it is currently in development for Xbox Series X|S (available day one with Xbox Game Pass), PlayStation 5, and PC. 

    Step into the striking world of Lumière in the Clair Obscur: Expedition 33 announcement trailer: 


    Once a year, the Paintress wakes to paint a cursed number upon her monolith and everyone of that age instantly turns to smoke and fades away. Year by year, that number ticks down. Tomorrow she’ll wake and paint “33.” Join Gustave, and his fellow Expeditioners as they embark on a desperate quest to break the Paintress’ cycle of death once and for all. Retracing the steps of dozens of failed Expeditions before them, players will overcome powerful enemies and fight to save the future of their world. Set in a dreamlike world, the story unfolds as fantasy and art converge, backed by an enchanting soundtrack to create a breathtaking story unlike any other. 

    “We poured our hearts and souls into creating the game of our dreams, something that would feel fresh and new, so we sincerely hope you will enjoy discovering the world and characters we crafted with love,” said Guillaume Broche, Founder of Sandfall Interactive and Creative Director of Clair Obscur: Expedition 33. “With an incredible and epic story, a unique reactive turn-based system, and a vast hand-crafted world to explore, we gave our all to make the journey in ‘Expedition 33’ one that you will never forget. We can’t wait to share more with you as we get closer to release!” 

    Powered by Unreal Engine 5, Clair Obscur: Expedition 33, or ‘Expedition 33,’ is an innovative reactive turn-based RPG with immersive real-time offensive and defensive commands to enhance combat, making battles more engaging than ever. Players will master their offensive skills and magical abilities, dodge, parry, and counter enemy assaults in real time, and target enemy weak points using a ranged free-aim system to overcome seemingly overwhelming odds. Furthermore, players will be able to customize each character’s unique stat growth, skill tree, and gear alongside a wide range of learnable passive traits, offering endless opportunities to fine-tune their preferred strategies. 

    Clair Obscur: Expedition 33 is available to wishlist now and will be available for Xbox Series X|S (available day one with Xbox Game Pass), PlayStation 5, and PC (via Steam and the Epic Games Store) in 2025. Fans curious to learn more about the gameplay, story, and world of Expedition 33 can visit the game’s official website at and sign up for the newsletter and receive new information and updates. 

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    TikTok: @Expedition33Game 

    About Sandfall Interactive:
    Founded in 2020 in France, Sandfall Interactive is an independent video game studio developing high-quality games for PC and consoles. With a focus on powerful narrative experiences, Sandfall Interactive aspires to deliver incredible stories with intriguing characters in gorgeous fantasy worlds inspired by French culture. The team also thrives in pushing technical boundaries by working with the latest and greatest technologies such as Unreal Engine 5. Their debut title, Clair Obscur: Expedition 33, is currently in development for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. 

    About Kepler Interactive:
    Kepler Interactive – led by the founders of Kowloon Nights – is a developer and publisher that operates on a co-ownership model. Its studios are given strategic leadership roles, all while continuing to develop their games their way, with no creative limitations. Kepler’s partner studios are as varied as they are talented, including A44 Games in New Zealand, Alpha Channel and Timberline in North America, Awaceb, Ebb Software, and Sloclap in Europe, and Shapefarm in Asia. Kepler Interactive itself is headquartered in London.


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