King Art Games and Thq Nordic are working on a Black Mirror reboot. The game will feature a new gameplay element: vision-like apparitions. A playable demo will be available at Thq Nordic's booth at gamescom 2017.
Black Mirror is a reboot of the Black Mirror franchise that tells a new story. The new game will also boast some new additions. More on those later.
Black Mirror is described as a Gothic horror adventure and it's due out on 28 November 2017. Upon release, the game will be available for PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. King Art Games is tasked with developing Black Mirror. The studio is known for games such as "The Book of Unwritten Tales", "The Dwarves" and "The Raven".
The first part of the point-and-click series was released back in 2004 simply as "The Black Mirror". That game has since produced two spin-offs, "Black Mirror II" (2009) and "Black Mirror III" (2011).
The new game will feature better graphics (of course), and a new gameplay element: interaction with vision-like apparitions. OooOOoo spooooky. Actually, the game looks positively spine-chilling.
If all of this has piqued your interest, and you'll be in or around Cologne during gamescom next week, you can check out Black Mirror's playable demo at the Thq Nordic Stand (A011). The stand is located in the Entertainment Area in Hall 8.
"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.
"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.
The key features promise an eerie atmosphere focusing on the horrors of the mind, in the style of EA Poe and HP Lovecraft, as well as high quality voice acting.