THQ Nordic have today announced a brand new adventure from a famous spine chilling franchise – Black Mirror.
Scheduled for release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC come 28th November 2017, Black Mirror is being developed by KING Art Games, the studio best known for the likes of The Book of Unwritten Tales, The Dwarves and The Raven.
For those of a certain age, you may well have heard of the creepy point-and-click series. After all, way back in 2004 things kicked of as “The Black Mirror”, which then in itself produced two more spin-offs, “Black Mirror II” (2009) and “Black Mirror III” (2011).
If you aren’t familiar though, then you need not worry, as this reboot of the franchise tells a totally independent and new story. The major difference between the new and old Black Mirror, apart from the modern visual overhaul, will be in the new gameplay element, letting you interaction with vision-like apparitions.
Gothic Horror and its unique atmosphere of madness and psychological distress remains at the heart of Black Mirror, whilst the point-and-click gameplay of the original trilogy has become the basis for the re-imagined gameplay, which now focuses on close-up investigation and interaction with nightmarish visions that plague the protagonist of the game David Gordon.
“In terms of atmosphere, the outstanding feature of the Black Mirror game series is the unique atmosphere which was essentially created by KING Art in the original trilogy. We have developed a new interpretation that both retains the strengths of the original games and gives us more room to explore fresh possibilities in terms of gameplay so that players can experience the world of Black Mirror in a more direct and free way, and not “just” in classic point-and-click style.” – Martin Kreuch, Producer at THQ Nordic.
“Black Mirror is a series that is really close to my heart, and it was fantastic to be immersed in the Gothic horror genre again; the human psyche is a fascinating playground!” – Achim Heidelauf, Producer “Black Mirror” (2017), Executive Producer “Black Mirror II” (2009).
“Black Mirror II” (2009) was the first big adventure KING Art worked on, and it’s fantastic to be able to create the new world of the Gordons and Black Mirror. We will be emphasising the unsettling atmosphere and the meticulous detail that the fans of a Black Mirror title have come to expect.” Jan Theysen, Creative Director KING Art Games.
Key features include:
- A modern re-imagining of the acclaimed gothic-horror adventure series
- Interactions with vision-like apparitions which help you learn more about the past of your family
- Eerie atmosphere focusing on the horrors of the mind, in the style of EA Poe and HP Lovecraft
- High quality voice acting from a compelling ensemble cast
If you’re visiting gamescom this year and wish to check out Black Mirror, then a playable demo will be available at the THQ Nordic Stand (A011) in the Entertainment Area in Hall 8.