The Medium’s dual-world premise has intrigued us for a while, and a brand new 14-minute slice of gameplay offers one other take a look at it in motion. The video provides us a take a look at protagonist Marianne as she explores the haunted Niwa resort, utilizing her psychic talents as a medium to discover the spirit realm and work together with entities of each the useful and terrifying selection.
The clip opens with Marianne exploring the resort within the bodily realm, inspecting clues to seek out echoes of previous occasions. Issues shortly take a flip for the spooky when she encounters a spirit named Unhappiness, who resembles a younger, one-armed lady in a masks. The display screen splits and we get a take a look at the sport’s parallel world mechanic in motion, with the real-world view of the dialog displaying Marianne conversing with herself, which in itself is unnerving.
Fortunately, Unhappiness is as useful as she is creepy and prompts Marianne to observe her up a spiral staircase. Nevertheless, whereas the staircase is unbroken within the spirit realm, its bodily counterpart is totally destroyed. Fixing puzzles between the 2 realms is vital in The Medium, and we get a good suggestion of how that works between the steps dilemma and an elevator impediment in a while.
The video additionally provides us a take a look at The Medium’s fundamental antagonist, The Maw, a violent and terrifying entity voiced by Troy Baker. The Maw chases Marianne who flees to the actual world, however she’s not out of the woods but. Sadly, The Maw can traverse the realm of the dwelling too. To make issues worse, it turns into largely invisible in our realm. On the plus facet, The Maw can also be blind in our world and should depend on sound to hone in on Marianne’s location. Sneaking turns into key throughout these segments, and I shudder to assume what occurs ought to Marianne journey up and get herself caught.
Bloober Staff (Blair Witch, Observer, Layers of Fear) has regularly carved a reputation out for itself within the horror style, and The Medium may very well be its greatest hit but. We will’t wait to see what its twin realms have in retailer when the sport launches January twenty eighth for Xbox Sequence X/S, Xbox One, and PC. Gamers who pre-order get 10% off the $49.99 asking value, whereas Steam pre-orders particularly embrace the sport’s official soundtrack and digital artbook.