Tron Identity
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The classic '80s movie Tron has a long and proud association with video games – and that shouldn't come as much of a shock, given that so much of the film's story is related to interactive entertainment.

Tron, Discs of Tron, Deadly Discs, Adventures of Tron and Solar Sailer all accompanied the 1982 movie, with 2003's Tron 2.0 serving as a stand-alone story. When the movie sequel Tron Legacy arrived in 2010, it was joined by Tron Evolution and Tron Evolution: Battle Grids. We've also seen a video game version of Space Paranoids (a fictional game from the first film) and Tron RUN/r, the most recent entry.

Now, Mike Bithell (Thomas Was Alone, John Wick Hex, Subsurface Circular) has announced that his studio, Bithell Games, has signed a deal with Disney to create a series of new Tron titles, the first of which is a digital novel called Tron: Identity, which you can wishlist now on Steam. It's due out next year.

Here's some PR:

In a new Grid, forgotten by its creator and left alone to evolve without User intervention, an unprecedented crime has been committed. The Repository stands at the center of this society. In the aftermath of a break-in, the future of this Grid hangs in the balance.

TRON: Identity is a visual novel adventure following Query, a detective program tasked with uncovering the mystery of what was taken and by whom. Finding yourself in a world built on unstable foundations and filled with whispered knowledge, it’s up to you to question suspects and investigate your surroundings to piece together the truth.

The decisions you make will actively influence the story, with a multitude of possible outcomes, good and bad – all depending on your carefully chosen words. You’ll interact with a number of intriguing characters, and decide whether to ally with them, spurn them, or even derezz them. However you choose to deal with them, you’ll need to recover their lost memories in your search for answers, puzzling your way through defragging Identity Discs. The world of TRON is growing, and your adventure is the seed.