It goes without saying that a game based off the literary horrors of H.P. Lovecraft will certainly leave gamers scratching their heads and asking themselves, “what did I just watch?“. In fact you just might want to find a quiet place to sit and watch the latest trailer released for Frogwares upcoming game The Sinking City, shown at Gamescom earlier this week; ominously titled “Death May Die”.
As the trailer opens we see the unnamed protagonist trying to make sense of his surroundings, all while unnatural occurrences take place around him. The Sinking City trailer seems determined to creep out its viewers, successfully doing so by including several rather supernatural creepy-crawlies. These include a dog-sized spider that almost captures the main character, and a large many tentacled ‘something’ that drags the main character away—to say that I was slightly unnerved by the sea creature and its razor sharp pincers is no understatement.
The constant barrage of strange occurrences within the trailer had me questioning if any of the scenes unfolding were real or just a figment of unknown detectives imagination. The Sinking City’s trailer also did a very good job of keeping me at the edge of my seat, just waiting to see what would happen next to the unfortunate protagonist. By the end of the trailer I was left with more questions than I started, something any good Lovecraft tale should do.
Having recently gotten into the horror gaming genre, The Sinking City seems to be yet another great game to sink my teeth into (metaphorically speaking, of course). Set for a release on the 21st of March, 2019 and coming out onto the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, you can be sure this game will be played with at least one light on in the house.