Sting is going to be in a video game, but we’re not sure you actually know who Sting is to be honest

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 10 January 2018 23:43 GMT

VG247 has a mature, responsible, adult readership who can handle swear words, so they’re all old enough to know who Sting is, right? Right?

Every site in the world is reporting on the news that Sting is in upcoming indie adventure Where the Water Tastes like Wine, because every site in the world is run by people a good ten years older than anybody with a decent following on Twitch.

We’d better do it too: Sting is going to be in upcoming indie adventure Where the Water Tastes like Wine. Wow! Here he is in a trailer introducing the characters. He’s the one with the wolf head.

Announced at The Game Awards 2015, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine comes to us from co-developers Dim Bulb Games and Serenity Forge, and explores American folklore through a century of history including the Great Depression era. It has 16 characters, and they all have their own storylines written by different authors.

“Where the Water Tastes Like Wine is a unique storytelling experience. I’m happy to be a part of this visionary collaboration,” Sting said of the game.

Now, for those of you who are tiny babbies, Sting was the frontman for English band The Police. Perhaps you’ve encountered them in Rock Band? Some of their best known tracks include Roxanne, Can’t Stand Losing You, Message in a Bottle, Walking on the Moon, Don’t Stand So Close to Me and the mildly creepy Every Breath You Take.

Sting is also famous for being all over tantric sex, and has appeared in a number of films and TV shows – most notably, to me personally, as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in David Lynch’s Dune. Spoilers: he took his shirt off and did a knife fight with Kyle McLachlan! I am disappointed I did not grow up to be Feyd-Rautha, to be honest. Here is a picture of Sting as Feyd-Rautha, although it’s less famous than the one of him in his metal undies.

Anyway, as well as Sting, who must have cost a fortune, Where the Water Tastes like Wine also boasts the talents of Dave Fennoy (The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series), Cissy Jones (Firewatch), Kimberly Brooks (Mass Effect, but as Ashley) and a bunch of other people I haven’t Googled because I’ve decided to watch Dune again this morning instead. You can find the full list on the game’s website.

Where the Water Tastes like Wine is coming to Mac and PC via Steam in “early 2018”. Why, that’s quarter we’re in right now! How convenient.

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