We first heard of The Church in the Darkness way back in 2016, when the word on the street was that the tale of choice and indoctrination would be arriving the next year in 2017. Now though, here in 2019, after a long old wait, The Church in the Darkness has finally arrived – with a launch on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC.
Available to purchase and download right now on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and PC, The Church in the Darkness comes about via a collaboration between the teams at Fellow Traveller and Paranoid Productions as you infiltrate the Collective Justice Mission and attempt to save your nephew. Fail, and he’ll be lost to the cult forever.
Coming to console and PC with a £16.74 price tag attached to the Xbox One version (and lets be honest, that’s the version we are most interested in), some territories will also see a True Believer Special Edition in place, which delivers a copy of the game along with the Official Soundtrack and a set of special behind-the-scenes videos about the making of the game.
So what happens in The Church in the Darkness? Well, I guess if we told you that then we’d be blowing the lid on the secrets within, but basically put you will be challenged with stepping into the shoes of ex-cop Vic, in an attempt to infiltrate the South American compound of Freedom Town in a search of his nephew. Run by Rebecca and Isaac Walker, it’s up to the player (that’ll be you) to unearth their motivations and their plans. With the cult experience changing with every playthrough, what you will find in place may well be totally unique to you.
It’’ll be up to you to sneak into the compound undetected, uncover the truth by finding and chatting with cult members, search cabins to unearth literature about the group, and finally locate Alex, the taken nephew. Just expect to drop in on a ton of mystery in the process, as you deal with strange cults and things that may not always play out as they first appear. Multiple endings and the chance to partake in either super stealthy or in-your-face aggressive gameplay just highlights the variety even more.
Tempted by what The Church in the Darkness holds? Our full review will be with you soon and will deliver the finer details but in the meantime heading to the Xbox Store, the PlayStation Store, the Nintendo eShop or firing up your PC should be seriously considered.
Just remember… no one is forced to join a cult. Not even you.
No one is forced to join a cult. It welcomes you. It understands you. It envelops you until the words become more than truth—they make you whole. In the late 1970s, the charismatic Isaac and Rebecca Walker lead the Collective Justice Mission. Labeled radicals and feeling persecuted by the US government, they relocate their followers to the one place they believe they can create a socialist utopia: the jungles of South America. There they build Freedom Town. But relatives left behind in the US become worried: what exactly is going on at this compound in the jungle? You play as Vic, an ex-law enforcement officer who has snuck into Freedom Town to check on their nephew, Alex. Whether you choose stealth or violence, you must infiltrate the commune, find out what’s going on within, and locate your nephew, before it’s too late. How dangerous are the Walkers? How far will you go to uncover the truth and save Alex? Could it all have turned out differently?