The Medium’s dual-world premise has intrigued us for a while, and a brand new 14-minute slice of gameplay supplies one other have a look at it in motion. The video provides us a have a look at protagonist Marianne as she explores the haunted Niwa resort, utilizing her psychic skills 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 search out echoes of previous occasions. Issues rapidly take a flip for the spooky when she encounters a spirit named Unhappiness, who resembles a younger, one-armed woman in a masks. The display splits and we get a have a look at the sport’s parallel world mechanic in motion, with the real-world view of the dialog exhibiting 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. Nonetheless, whereas the staircase is unbroken within the spirit realm, its bodily counterpart is completely destroyed. Fixing puzzles between the 2 realms is essential 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 have a look at The Medium’s important 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 aspect, The Maw can 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 Group (Blair Witch, Observer, Layers of Fear) has steadily carved a reputation out for itself within the horror style, and The Medium might be its largest hit but. We will’t wait to see what its twin realms have in retailer when the sport launches January twenty eighth for Xbox Collection 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.