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The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is a remake and pseudo-sequel to the original The Stanley Parable developed by Galactic Cafe and Crows Crows Crows, released on the 27th of April, 2022[1] and featuring new content, endings, choices and more. It included the original game's content.

The game is written by Davey Wreden and William Pugh, the same people who wrote the original The Stanley Parable. Kevan Brighting reprised his role as the Narrator. It was released for PC and consoles[2] on April 27 2022, and was written in C# using the Unity game engine.

Delays

Ultra Deluxe was originally announced on 6 December 2018, with the original trailer setting it to release in 2019.[3] On 27 November 2019, the release was delayed to 2020.[4] On 18 August 2020, it was again delayed to 2021.[1] On 2 December 2021, it was delayed to early 2022, while saying that the game was "content-complete and preparing for release".[5] In reference to the multiple delays, the Stanley Parable website was changed to say the game was "coming out 2019 2020 2021 2022".[6] The game finally released on the 27th of April, 2022.

Announcement Trailer (The Game Awards 2018)

The announcement trailer shows the Narrator reminding the audience about the original The Stanley Parable, claiming the game won numerous awards (However, the clips shown only have awards for The Last of Us and Papers, Please!) and revealing the developers put its code away where it can be safe against the greedy hand of capitalism. However, he is told offscreen that the developers never put the game on consoles, and decides to do something about it.

Meanwhile, Stanley is on his computer, trying to book a holiday flight. Upon hearing the Narrator's voice, he attempts to leave, but the Narrator closes the exit on his face and shows Stanley his new ideas for the console ports of The Stanley Parable, revealing he will put new choices and endings. When Stanley disagrees, he is put back on his office where the Narrator starts filling it with cash and saying everyone will buy the game again because they're "suckers". As Stanley drowns in the sea of cash (unable to leave as the door is locked), the Narrator states "come now, daddy needs a THIRD swimming pool".

As the trailer ends, the Narrator discovers to his anger that The Last of Us 2 also came out in 2019.

Delay Trailer (The Stanley Parable Responds to Your Letters and Emails)

Throughout the trailer, shots of the various locations of the game are shown as the Narrator reads what is supposedly fan mail. Upon reading a letter telling the developers to delay The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe so they can further polish it, the Narrator tells the viewer in dramatic fashion while holding a scroll, stating they'll delay the game to 2020 and "probably sometime before summer". Eventually, a room with a computer starts looping, as the Narrator says "rise up, gamers".

Release Date Trailer

The trailer is a remake of the original The Stanley Parable trailer, just with extra content, referencing how Ultra Deluxe is a remake of the original The Stanley Parable, just with more content[7].

The trailer opens with a black screen and white text appearing on the screen showing all the awards the original game won. It opens with a view of Stanley typing on his computer, fulfilling the orders sent to him. Then, the perspective zooms out, showing that view as if it were on a screen or projection, and someone, presumably Stanley, is watching it. As he leaves the office-style room in which the screen was, he moves into the hallway.

Every window in the hallway shows a different presentation of a different part of the original game, with overlapping audio of the Narrator talking. He walks down a hallway and into a door that takes him into a room referenced in a Crows Crows Crows tweet[8] that revealed the release date trailer. Moving past that, Stanley walks into a room with a whiteboard that says "Welcome back Employee 427!"

After a second of being there, the screen blacks out and the Narrator asks "Why don't we begin again?", implying that Ultra Deluxe happens at some point after the original game. The screen goes between black with white text and a snapshot of the new game, some entirely new, and some from the original game.

The new shots are of a new part of The Office, three new hallways, the gate to the Memory Zone, the whiteboard from the Whiteboard Ending falling down in a place similar to the Steam Reviews section of the Memory Zone, the room that appears in the place of the place where the fourth Figley you collected was in the Figley Ending, the quiz room from the Figley Ending, the "The Present" room from the Figley Ending, and a top-down shot of a catwalk. The trailer ends with the Narrator asking "how did you do that?"

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