The 18th Century’s most influential figures are meeting on an island to determine the fate of the world, and you’ve gained entry to Lord Mortimer’s estate. In search of your mother, episodic adventure The Council promises to unravel an intriguing political tale about secret societies and hidden agendas. It sounds super cool, doesn’t it?

The twist here is that, unlike in titles like Life Is Strange, the release has a full role-playing system to it. In addition to making difficult decisions, you’ll also need to spec your character appropriately, depending on whether you want to solve problems with diplomacy or even delve into occultism. The choices you make will affect the outcome of the story.

The first of five episodes, named The Mad Ones, will release on 13th March for the PlayStation 4. There’s actually no word on a price in the press release, but we’ll follow up with publisher Focus Home Interactive and try to get to the bottom of that. In the meantime, there’s a new trailer with developer insight embedded above.