Survival horror has seen a renaissance in recent year with games like Amnesia and Outlast. It's fair to assume that interest in survival horror would wane after they all started to look and play the same, but it looks like developers still have a few scares left in them. The most recent comes from our friends in Norway and it's steeped in local folklore.
Red Thread Games announced today that they're working on a new first person survival horror game called Draugen. The title is in reference to the Draugen - a Norwegian undead monster that drags people into the water. It's unknown if a Draugen will actually stalk the player, but it's certainly already creepy enough without one.
Here's the official synopsis:
Inspired by Scandinavian literature, legends and fairytales, as well as Norse mythology and the Icelandic sagas — is set in the early 1920s, and delves into the deepest, darkest secrets of a remote fishing community where every single soul has mysteriously vanished.
As the player explores the tiny settlement, gathering clues and memories, and unearthing the truth behind a terrible tragedy, they will learn more about the history of the village and its inhabitants. And they will come to see that behind even the most innocent of facades lurks the potential for malice.
But there is more to this place than meets the eye.
From time to time, a woman in black can be spotted in the distance. Who is she, and what is her connection to this place? Who is the little girl singing broken lullabies as the sky begins to darken? And when night falls, and those last few, precious drops of kerosene in the lamp feed a fragile, flickering flame, what hides out there in the darkness and in the cold, black sea?
The debut trailer is suitably creepy and looks like what we've come to expect from survival horror games:
Draugen will launch in 2015 presumably on PC and maybe the PS4 and Xbox One.
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