With just weeks to go before the title’s release, the developers at Frogwares and Bigben Interactive are giving us our closest look at their upcoming survival horror game yet. The duo have published a The Sinking City gameplay trailer, providing a grimy look at the town of Oakmont (and below).
The Sinking City gameplay trailer follows the title’s protagonist, private investigator Charles W. Reed, as he investigates this seedy Massachusetts coastal town. The developers tease, “Once a trade harbor, known for its lucrative smuggling business, Oakmont now lives in secluded isolation from the rest of the world, under a flood of supernatural origins.”
Flood is used quite literally late in The Sinking City gameplay trailer. We see Reed donning an aquatic suit as he navigates an underwater portion of the city brimming with unnatural architecture. But it’s above water where the action really takes place as the potentially mad PI must stave off various supernatural forces that are looking to end his snooping.
Frogware describes the game as a whole, saying “The Sinking City is story-rich, free investigation game set in a twisted H.P Lovecraft inspired universe. Step into Oakmont, Massachusetts – a place suffering decay and rot from unprecedented supernatural floods that slowly envelope the city and the minds of its inhabitants.
This is the world in which your character, private investigator Charles W. Reed, finds himself in. While slowly going insane from your own demons, you will need to use your detective skills to reveal the truth behind the unfathomable powers gripping you, the city, and its deranged citizens.”
Ultimately, the developers state that “In this place of decay and superstition; players will have to deal with the dregs of mankind, follow clues they wish they had never found, and unveil a cosmic horror threatening the world itself.” It sounds like a wicked awesome and scary time.
Frogwares notes that they’ll be bringing their upcoming survival horror game to E3 this year so that fans can go hands on with the game ahead of its launch. It rolls out shortly thereafter, releasing on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 27th. If you’re interested, you can pick-up the game at a discount via the Epic Games Store Epic Mega Sale through June 13th.