Stray Gods: Orpheus Gives The Role-Playing Musical A DLC Encore

Stray Gods: Orpheus Gives The Role-Playing Musical A DLC Encore

Stray Gods: The Role-Playing Musical, a creative and ambitious attempt to fuse musical theatre with interactive fiction, launched last August, but that’s not the last time fans will get to experience that modern take on Greek myth. Announced today at LudoNarraCon, the game is getting DLC called Stray Gods: Orpheus, which follows the titular character through a new adventure. Check out the reveal trailer below.

Orpheus (played by Rent star Anthony Rapp) appeared in the base game, but only briefly, so this expansion will give players a better idea of his backstory and personality. The trailer also features Hermes (played by Erika Ishii), though their exact role in the DLC isn’t clarified. The experience is roughly two hours long with six new interactive tracks and features some returning songwriters, including Austin Wintory, Simon Hall, and Montaigne, but also adds comedic musician Tom Cardy to the mix.

As for the plot, the following excerpt from a press release explains what to expect. “When the curtain has fallen and the show is over, who do you go home as?” it reads. “Choose to reject, embrace, or rewrite the stories the world expects of you. Is the mortal world ready for the return of Ancient Greece’s most infamous bard?”

Stray Gods: Orpheus hits PC on June 27, with a console release date “coming soon.” For more Stray Gods, check out our feature on how it was made. For more Greek mythology, visit our Hades II coverage hub for this month’s exclusive coverage.

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