THQ Nordic has announced a new action adventure game titled Black Mirror (no relation to the popular TV series).
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. The title is based on a point-and-click adventure series from way back in 2003 and is a re-imagining of sorts, bringing the narrative into the modern era.
The game follows the story of David Gordon who is returning to his ancestral home in the Scottish Highlands after hearing after his father’s sudden suicide. As David Gordon uncovers his father’s mysterious suicide he begins to learn about a strange curse which has followed the family for hundreds of years.
“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
Black Mirror is scheduled to release 28 November 2017.