The First Episode of The Council is Now Free to Own

By on Mar 25, 2020 at 9:57 pm. Filed in News under The Council.

Download and play the first episode of Big Bad Wolf’s intriguing narrative adventure game, The Council.

The first episode of The Council is now available for free on all platforms. Starting today, players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC can download Episode 1: The Mad Ones entirely for free. Not only that, but players get to keep their copy of Episode 1 as well.

Play The Council – Episode 1 for Free

The Council is an episodic game that consists of five episodes total. The first episode is now free-to-own, which means you don’t have to commit to buying all five episodes just to give the game a try. However, those who wish to play the full game can purchase The Complete Season, which grants access to all five episodes of The Council.

The Council is a narrative-driven adventure game developed by Big Bad Games and published by Focus Home Interactive. Originally released back in 2018, the game takes players on a journey full of manipulation and intrigue.

In The Council, you play as a member of an 18th-century secret society who has been invited to a suspicious private gathering full of prestigious guests. Tensions mount as the story shifts to a murder mystery where no one can be trusted. One of the key gameplay features of The Council is its unique Social Influence system, which allows players to use resources to gain an edge during conversations. The more you come to understand the game’s rich cast of characters, the better your choices will be going forward.

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The Complete Season of The Council is available for $24.99 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game currently has a 70% discount on Steam, meaning PC players can purchase The Complete Season for just $7.50. This promotion lasts until March 30. Check out the full season trailer above and head over to the official website for more details on The Council.

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The Council is an episodic game developed by French indie studio Big Bad Wolf that delivers a fresh new take on the narrative adventure genre. Make hard-hitting decisions, develop an array of skills, and directly impact how the story unfolds. With permanent, long-lasting consequences, there is no going back. Plunge into a tale of intrigue and manipulation in the style of a classic murder mystery, interacting with a cast of alluring characters each hiding their own dark secrets. Trust no one while uncovering dire truths―no matter the cost to mind and body.