The Lost Legends of Redwall: The Scout Act I - Lilygrove

The Lost Legends of Redwall: The Scout Act I - Lilygrove

Developer(s): Soma Games
Publisher: Soma Games
Released: December 18, 2017 (Early Access)
September 14, 2018 (full release)
June 28, 2019 (Xbox One)
July 8, 2019 (PlayStation 4)
Genre: Progressive Fantasy Adventure; Stealth Adventure
Platforms: Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

The Lost Legends of Redwall: The Scout Act I is the first episode of the The Lost Legends of Redwall video game series, and the first Act of The Scout. The act title is "Lilygrove."

Described as a "stealth-adventure game", The Scout is the story of a young mouse warrior-in-training who is forced to flee to Redwall Abbey when the Mossflower Woods village of Lilygrove is attacked by Scumsnout the Wearet and his crew of sea rats. Act I consists of five levels.

Check out the Redwall Wiki's first look at the game.


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The Lost Legends of Redwall The Scout Official Trailer

Release History

The Scout Act I was originally scheduled for Early Access release on Steam on September 28, 2017, but it was delayed to December 18, 2017 for legal reasons. The title released in Early Access with a 40% discount at $8.99 for the first week, lasting through December 25, 2017.

On July 27, 2018, the game moved from Early Access to Beta. On September 14, 2018, it was officially released at a $14.99 price point.

On December 10, 2018, the soundtrack was released to streaming platforms.

On June 28, 2019, The Scout Act I was released on Xbox One.

On July 8, 2019, The Scout Act I was released on PlayStation 4.

On February 5, 2020, Soma announced a major overhaul of the game, with major graphics and performance improvements.

On April 9, 2021, Soma again revealed a major overhaul of the game, so that it would "look and feel" like the remaining acts of The Scout. Bugs were fixed, the first two levels were restructured, and visuals were updated.

Story

Official Synopsis

A whimsical adventure game based on the bestselling Redwall books. Set in the winter-shrouded wilderness between Lilygrove and Redwall Abbey, Liam or Sophia must race for help from the raiding rats under Scumsnout the Wearet's command.

Summary

The events of The Scout play out along the ancient, but now altered, course of the mighty River Moss. What was once a wide river is now the sunken bed of a seasonal creek that that runs east-west between Redwall Abbey and the Great South Stream that feeds the swamps south and east of Salamandastron. The player must find a way through the confusing snow-covered channel punctuated by occasional hedgerows, ancient stone walls, scattered shacks, and the few-and-far-between hearths of friendly woodlanders.

The Scout is best understood as a stealth-adventure game set in the winter before the Summer of the Late Rose. It tells the story of a young mouse who is driven to Redwall Abbey when sea rats raid the peaceful village of Lilygrove. The events of The Scout play out along the ancient, but now altered, course of the mighty River Moss. What was once a wide river is now the sunken bed of a seasonal creek that that runs east-west between Redwall Abbey and the Great South Stream that feeds the swamps south and east of Salamandastron. The player must find a way through the confusing snow-covered channel punctuated by occasional hedgerows, ancient stone walls, scattered shacks, and the few-and-far-between hearths of friendly woodlanders.

Along the way there is untold adventure to include (of course) feasting, fiddling, and even a few fisticuffs as we meet Valo Scrimpaw, the mysterious stoat who lives in the Winsome Wraith, Scumsnout, the murderous wearet, and a mysterious, ghostly assistance when all seems lost.

Plot

Sophia Ryemaid, a new recruit for the Lilygrove Scout Corps, and the fiancé of fellow Scout Liam Rivermouse, begins her official training at a course located right outside of Lilygrove. Sophia completes a series of challenges and earns badges to prove she is ready to be a Scout. Upon Sophia's graduation, Lilygrove is attacked by rats lead by Scumsnout the Wearet, throwing the village into chaos.

Sophia is thrown from The Lighthouse

Sophia heads towards Lilygrove to light the village's lighthouse and alert other nearby towns that they need help, but a large crew of sea rats steadily makes their way towards the village as well. She escapes into the Lilygrove Catacombs, where she sneaks past sea rats to find an injured and poisoned Liam captured by Scumsnout. Sophia calls out to Scumsnout in an effort to distract him, and the villain soon gives chase through Lilygrove. Sophia reaches the top of the village Lighthouse and successfully lights it, calling in reinforcements from all across Redwall country. However, just as she relishes in her victory, Scumsnout appears and throws her from the Lighthouse.




Game Information

Voice Actors

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The Lost Legends of Redwall The Scout Credits

Characters in The Scout

Gameplay

Levels

The Lighthouse concept artwork

Development

For the full development history, read The Scout Development History

Steam Early Access & Early Release

With Steam Early Access of the game, players could expect a "single subterranean demo level to give players exposure to the core game mechanics in this stealth-adventure game where the player must navigate and safely pass a set of AI rat enemies who are searching for the player."

The Early Access release included a look at two levels: Old Moss Creek and Flight to the Lighthouse, a developer sandbox, and the Redwall Abbey Gatehouse library. Old Moss Creek later became a level in The Scout Act II, although significantly different from this demo.

Technical Specifications

  • Early Access file size: 1601 MB
  • Full release file size: 5.2 GB (6.19 GB Xbox One, 6.42 GB PS4)

The game was developed using Unity, Blender, 3D Coat, Gaia, and SpeedTree.

Player Videos

External Links



The Lost Legends of Redwall Video Games

The Scout | The Scout Act I | Escape the Gloomer | The Scout Act II | Passport to the Lost Legends of Redwall | Feasts & Friends | The Scout Act III | The Miner | The Archer | The Pirate

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