31 Days Of Halloween: Song Of Horror
First of all, just take a look at this story's header image. How could we NOT include Song of Horror on our 31 Days of Halloween list? (It doesn't get any less scary in the trailer below, either.)
Originally released last year for PC, Song of Horror - from indie developer Protocol Games - has brought its terrifying survival-horror gameplay to consoles, and will be making its way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Q1 2021. The port wil include all five episodes that have been released as well, giving players the complete experience in a single purchase.
As one of the game's 13 different characters, Song of Horror tasks players with investiagating the mystery of the dissapreance of the famed writer, Sebastian P. Hunsher, and his family who vanished without a trace. Song of Horror is a Lovecraftian, third-person adventure that draws major inspiration from earlier titles withing the survival-horror genre, but what makes the game so unique is that the in-game paranormal threat known as The Presence actually reacts to your way of playing, offering up "a unique experience to every player and gameplay where tension builds up naturally instead of coming from scripted sequences."
Even death doesn't mean the story is over, as you'll take control of another character who may or may not already have more insight into the mystery than the character (or characters) before. Even if they do possess additional information, The Presence has every intention of driving them to the brink of insanity as well.
"We have been blown away by the reception Song of Horror has had on PC, and now’s the time to broaden the game’s base and reach out to console players,” said studio co-founder, Carlos Grupeli. “The survival-horror genre has such a history on both PlayStation and Xbox that it feels only right to bring our little ode to all that has gone before to an audience that truly appreciates real scares.”
With jump scares, dark and unsettling environments, and, of course, otherworldly forces, Song of Horror looks like a perfect way to spend an evening as day fades into night. As for me, I'll be playing this game... with the lights on.
Source: Renaissance PR