Volume tells the story of Robert Locksley, a petty thief who stumbles upon a volume, a training simulator used to train the forces of an ongoing military coup. With a matter of hours until he is found, and an excellent internet connection, he hatches a plan to broadcast simulations of robbery against England's wealthiest, to demonstrate to the nation's poorest. With the assistance of the volume's tutorial AI he sets out to become the world's first crime Let's Player. Along the way, he'll draw the attention of Gisborne, architect of the revolution, and many potential allies.
Volume adapts the story of Robin Hood to a near future setting for a new generation. The heroic anarchist of legend is reborn as a charming show-off who plans to turn a lucky accident into a chance to save his country and become a hero.
Two of the game's stars have also been revealed. First up is Danny Wallace, playing the friendly if slightly weaponry obsessed AI who supports Robert in his mission. Danny won a BAFTA for his narration of Thomas Was Alone, Bithell's last game, and he is excited to be back working with him. Starring as Robert, himself, is Charlie McDonnell, youtube star and the talent behind charlieissocoollike. This will be his first video game appearance, and Mike is 'super excited' to be bringing in such an 'awesome' chap.
The following Sunday (27th of October) at 4pm, Mike and Charlie will be onstage at the MCM Expo in London, taking questions about the game and showing off some gameplay.
You can find out more info about the game at his site or follow @mikebithell on twitter