Unknown 9: Awakening

Unknown 9: Awakening video game heroine, Haroona, set against a mountanous backdrop.

Available Fall 2024

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About Unknown 9: Awakening

You play as Haroona, a Quaestor born with the ability to venture into the Fold: a mysterious dimension that overlaps our own. On her quest for powerful hidden knowledge, she will learn to master her unique connection to the Fold, which allows her to channel its powers into our world...but such power does not go unnoticed. Haroona quickly becomes the target of the Ascendants, a splinter faction of a secret society known as the LYS, who want to use the Fold to alter the course of human history.

Unknown 9: Awakening heroine, Haroona.
Haroona navigates through Unknown 9: Awakening's Richat Structure chapter.

Become Haroona

Play as a Powerful Quaestor

Take on the role of an audacious heroine who has the power to Dive into a mysterious parallel dimension known as the Fold.

Unknown 9: Awakening's Haroona performs an enemy takedown.
Master the Fold
Tap into Another Dimension

Leverage your mastery of the Fold and choose your own playstyle. Step into your enemies to control them, dodge bullets, hurl Umbric energy at your opponents, and more!

The Morning Star, Unknown 9: Awakening's airship.
Journey Across the World
Embark on an Epic Adventure

From the sands of Mauritania and perilous Indian jungles to the gothic landscapes of Portugal, discover some of the most mysterious locations the world has to offer.

Unknown 9: Awakening Lore

As you walk Haroona’s path, you will collide with warring secret societies, explore the depths of a parallel reality, and this realm’s potent energy to outsmart and outfight those who stand in your way.

Before embarking on this epically mysterious adventure, make sure to familiarize yourself with the video game’s lore essentials. 

Unknown 9: Awakening heroine, Haroona.

The Leap Year Society

Founded in 1888, the LYS are an elusive secret society whose goal is to bring enlightenment to all of humankind. You can count on its members to help you along your journey.

Learn More The LYS insignia appears on the floor of a Leap Year Society location within the Unknown 9: Awakening video game.

The Ascendants

A breakaway faction of the LYS, the Ascendants believe in obtaining enlightenment at all costs. Prepare to clash with this clandestine group’s soldiers as you progress through the game.

Learn More The Ascendant crest appears on a piece of machinery within the Unknown 9: Awakening video game.

The Fold

Highly sought by both the LYS and the Ascendants, this otherworldly realm is said to contain immense power and knowledge. Its potent energy is what fuels Haroona’s unique abilities.

Learn More Young Haroona faces dives into the Fold to defeat a group of street kids as seen in the Unknown 9: Awakening Teaser Trailer.

Quaestors

These are the Unknown 9 universe’s most curious minds. They are driven to uncover the lost wisdom of our collective past. Members of the LYS and the Ascendants are considered Quaestors, as is Haroona.

Learn More Talented Quaestor and heroine of Unknown 9: Awakening, Haroona.

About the cast

Anya Chalotra

Screen International Star of Tomorrow 2020, Anya Chalotra, is perhaps best known for her role as Yennefer of Vengerberg in Netflix’s global sensation, The Witcher. She was the standout star of the first three seasons, opposite Henry Cavill and Freya Allan.

Upcoming projects include feature Two Neighbours, opposite Chloe Cherry and Ralph Ineson, sci-fi animation New-Gen alongside Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard, and Zack Snyder’s anime prequel Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas with Christian Slater, Vanessa Hudgens, and Nolan North.
 
In 2021, she starred in the audio adaptation of The Cipher for BBC Sounds. Further credits include the YouTube original series Sherwood (2019), The ABC Murders (2018), and Wanderlust (2018).

In addition to her television work, Anya has an impressive on-stage portfolio, most recently starring as ‘Zula’ in the original stage adaptation of Pawel Pawlikowski’s academy-award nominated film Cold War, written by Conor McPherson and directed by Rupert Goold at the Almeida Theatre, with music by Elvis Costello. Further stage credits include Peter Gynt at the National Theatre, The Village at the Theatre Royal Stratford East (2018), and Much Ado About Nothing at The Globe (2017), as well as fifteen productions at the Guildhall.

Unknown 9: Awakening marks Anya’s first endeavor in the video game world.

Anya Chalotra, the actress who plays Haroona.

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