Football with an assembly of reference photos and real textures from the capital of Ecuador.
Created by Julian Cordero and Sebastian Valbuena, Despelote immerses players in the streets and parks of Quito through the eyes and ears of an eight-year-old boy. They can dribble, pass and shoot a soccer ball around town, and see what happens when they kick it in someone’s direction. They can also feel the city changing as Ecuador get closer than ever to qualifying for the World Cup.
A trailer for Despelote
Nick Suttner, editorial director of Panic, said:
We were truly seduced by Despelote when it came to us – a deeply moving love letter to a particular time and place, told in such a wry and charming way that it manages to feel universal at the same time. We are very proud to be able to help make it known to the whole world.
Despelote will be released on PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC via Steam in 2024.