There we were watching the PlayStation Showcase (September 9th 2021) and swapping notes online about the usual gunplay, swordplay and superheroes when suddenly… wait! Is that Radiohead? Did I just see Epic Games? What gives?
Turns out we weren’t imagining things. The UK art-rockers have teamed up with Epic Games to produce something called Kid A Mnesia Exhibition. According to the Epic store it’s, ‘An upside-down digital/analogue universe created from original artwork and recordings to commemorate 21 years of Radiohead’s Kid A and Amnesiac. ‘
Developed by [namethemachine] x Arbitrarily Good Productions, the single-player experience will be available for PS4, PS5, Mac and Windows from November 5th.
Coming of age
On the same date, Radiohead will also reissue both albums in a range of formats – including vinyl and cassette – along with a third album of outtakes and previously unreleased material.
Earlier this week, Radiohead Tweeted, “We humbly submit KID A MNESIA to you. It’s a coming of age for Kid A & Amnesiac and it’s joined by a new album, Kid Amnesiae [sic], a memory palace of half-remembered, half-forgotten sessions & unreleased material. All three come out together on November 5th.”