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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake — Everything We Know



Naia and Naiee in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake

Developer 505 Games took the opportunity to reignite a former flame during The Game Awards 2023, announcing that they’d be gearing up to remake the award-winning twin-stick adventure game, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. And the best part is, fans of the original, which launched back in 2013, won’t have to wait all that long to test these reinvented waters, either. That’s right, the forthcoming remake is scheduled to release on consoles and PC on February 28, 2024.

So, what more do you need to know about the upcoming remake? Are we likely to see a few more components added to the core game? Or, can we expect a straight-up rehash of the original that launched just shy of a decade ago? Well, if you are planning on revisiting the lives of Naia and Naiee at some point in 2024, then be sure to read on. Here’s everything we currently know about 505 Games’ Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake.

What Is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake?

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake Cinematic

In case you skipped out on the original, A Tale of Two Sons is a short, bittersweet twin-stick adventure game in which players take on the roles of two siblings, Naia and Naiee, on a desperate quest to locate a cure for their dying father. The upcoming remake, while staying true to the original script, will aim to recreate key locales, scenes, and character models. It will also be built in Unreal Engine 5—a powerful engine that will grant certain assets and mechanics the power to flourish.

A Tale of Two Sons Remake faithfully re-tells the remarkable heart-rending journey of brothers Naia and Naiee as they embark on a quest to save the life of their dying father,” 505 announced in a recent press release. “Built on the Unreal Engine 5, every step of the brothers’ journey has been painstakingly rebuilt from the ground up for the most immersive story possible, whilst remaining faithful to the original game.”


Naia and Naiee meeting troll in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons tells the story of two brothers, both of whom have the shared task of venturing away from the comfort of their own home and locating a remedy for their terminally ill father. With rumors of a secret formula idling in the faraway corners of the mountains, the two set out to embrace vast new worlds and befriend unlikely strangers, all in a desperate attempt to accomplish the unimaginable in the shortest amount of time possible.

From the looks of the footage that was shown earlier this week, the upcoming remake won’t stray all that far from the original premise. According to the team, it will “remain faithful” to the source, which means we can fully expect to see an equal amount of tear-jerking moments and brotherly infusions — but in Unreal Engine 5. Great.


Naia and Naiee exploring troll's home in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake

Providing 505 Games doesn’t stray too far from the original blueprint, the remake should adopt the same twin-stick style that made the cut back in 2013. With this, players will be able to control both brothers simultaneously, with one half of the controller reflecting one of the siblings, and vice versa.

Like the original, A Tale of Two Sons Remake will feature a treasure trove of environmental puzzles, platforming elements, and even the odd boss battle. So again, not a whole lot different from the first game. But then, that isn’t to say it won’t look, feel, and of course, perform better than its predecessor, what with it being under the guidance of Unreal Engine 5’s vastly superior functionalities.

According to 505, “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake features rebuilt characters and landscapes based on the original and has been updated to the latest generation of graphics, performance, and gameplay. Paired with a re-recorded soundtrack with a live orchestra, prepare for an emotional experience that will take your adventure to all new heights.” Exciting times.


News of the remake first started surfacing during The Game Awards, which aired on December 7, 2023. Up until that point in time, developer 505 Games had managed to keep a lot of its details under wraps, which of course made the eventual reveal all the more surprising. Having said that, as Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons did celebrate its tenth anniversary earlier this year, there was always a possibility of it receiving a remaster or remake at some stage. Turns out, it just so happened to be the latter that made the top of the developer’s to-do list.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons went on to win the VGX Award for Best Xbox 360 Game, as well as the BAFTA Games Award for Innovation—two accolades that went on to make the indie game something of a cult favorite amongst gamers and industry veterans. And so, while it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to see a remake of the 2013 original, it doesn’t make it any less of a treat for fellow die-hards of the IP.


Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake - Announce Trailer | PS5 Games

Yes, there is a trailer of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake! But, don’t let us spoil it for you. If you’re keen to see more of the latest revival, then be sure to check out the announcement trailer that made its global debut at The Game Awards 2023 above. Cue the rollercoaster of emotions.

Release Date, Platforms & Editions

Naia and Naiee climbing rock formation in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake will be launching on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store on February 28, 2024.

Interested in staying up to date with 505 Games’ newest version of the cult classic? If so, then be sure to check in with the team over on their official social handle here. If anything does change ahead of its 2024 release, we’ll be sure to clue you in on all the details right here on


So, what’s your take? Will you be returning to the roots of the Brothers’ lives when they return in 2024? Let us know your thoughts over on our socials here.

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