Song of Horror is set for an alarmingly awesome 2020.
The last few months of 2019 were spent scaring scores of survival-horror fans into a stupor. Developer Protocol Games also picked up accolades and awards in the process. The fourth and penultimate chapter launches on 30th January.
In an era where first-person, jumpscare-based horror games are the norm, Song of Horror brings back the atmosphere of classic horror games like Alone in the Dark, Resident Evil and Silent Hill.
The settings may seem familiar. However, players won’t expect the unfathomable entity known as “The Presence”. An apparition who adapts and reacts to the way they play.
Lose against this unpredictable adversary, and the character will die permanently.
As fans progress through each new episode, the tension to lose more characters increases. Thus creating an unbearable atmosphere that never dissipates.
The Last Concert
The fourth (and biggest) episode of Song of Horror, The Last Concert, continues its nostalgic journey through the classics of the genre.
This time, it takes inspiration from Frictional Games’ celebrated modern horror adventure Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The Last Concert brings players to the most haunted area of the game: St. Cecilia’s Abbey.
How many characters will survive this holy place, now tainted by the influence of The Presence?
The launch of Episode 4 comes off the back of an amazing reaction to Episode 3: Song of Horror. Episode 3 currently boasts a 92% positive review score. Alongside this, various awards, accolades and some amazing comments from the community have helped back up this impressive sore.
The intricate design of St. Cecilia’s Abbey, made by real architects, immerse players in a chapter that takes more than 8 hours to finish. For context, three times bigger than the main location of the first episode.
In This Part of the Story, Players Will;
- Discover what happened to the monks of the macabre St. Cecilia’s Abbey after interpreting the cursed song. All while you face the diverse manifestations of The Presence, now more powerful than ever!
- Experience a whole new narrative structure: Explore St Cecilia’s Abbey from different starting points depending on which character you choose. Unlock new areas to help other investigators if you happen to fall prey to The Presence.
- Experience more than 8 hours of exploration-based play in the biggest episode to date.
- Say hello to another new character: Meet Ernest Finnegan, a renowned archaeologist past his glory days and a dear friend of Husher. After finding out how dangerous the Abbey is, and haunted by his own guilt for leaving Husher alone, he is now looking to help his close acquaintance to survive his current predicament.
- Returning characters will join the adventure depending on who you played with and who survived in previous chapters!
Carlos Grupeli, founder of Protocol Games, developers of Song of Horror, said;
“We’re in the final stretch, and Episode 4 ramps the tension up somewhat – just as you might expect.
It’s an emotional time for the studio. After two cracks at Kickstarter and a fair few more humps in the road along the way, everything is coming together. There’s still so much more to come, too.
We have the fifth and final episode coming in just a couple of months, and then PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers can take on the entire game in one run when it hits console later in the year.
It’s going to be a big year”.Press Release
In Song of Horror, you will:
- Investigate a paranormal mystery wrapped up in a story of psychological horror.
- Tangle with The Presence, an otherworldly entity with its own adaptive A.I. The Presence reacts to your actions and decisions to deliver an unscripted, unpredictable slice of horror.
- Choose between a group of unique characters, each one bringing their own point of view to play with a different relationship with both the story and other characters.
- When characters die, they die for good, but the horror continues with the investigation picked up by a new character, tackling the story from a unique perspective. However, they now inhabit a world affected by their predecessor’s actions.
- Explore haunted, sinister locations to gather clues to piece together the mystery behind the missing Sebastian P. Husher.
The first episode of Song of Horror can be picked up on Steam today for £6.99. Additional episodes (2, 3, and 4) can either be purchased individually for £6.99. Alternatively, they can be bought as part of the Season Pass that will also unlock the final episode at launch for £18.99.
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