New Footage Showcases Dual-Reality Puzzle-Solving, Psychic Abilities and The Maw
Bloober Team, the studio behind acclaimed horror games such as the Blair Witch, Observer: System Redux and Layers of Fear(Personal favorite of mine), debuted an extended gameplay video from its upcoming psychological horror game The Medium. The video showcases the different perspectives, environments and powers players will experience when the game is released on January 28th for the Xbox Series X/S and PC.
The 14-minute video gives us a look at The Medium Marianne who’s exploring the real and the spirit world both alternatively and simultaneously. Showcasing the unique split-screen dual reality gameplay system that will see you play in two locations at the same time. Players will be able to play in both realms seamlessly throughout the game, with a third of the action taking place in the real world, a third in the spirit world and a third in both at the same time.
Marianne is a gifted medium with a number of psychic abilities she must use to overcome the threats and obstacle of both worlds, including the protective spirit shield and the potent spirit blast. As she uses her abilities to unravel the mystery of the Niwa resort, her investigation takes outside the walls of the haunted hotel to other locations, such as the mysterious old fort seen here for the first time.
We also get a look at some of the gameplay encounters against the main antagonist voiced by Troy Baker, which reveals one of its unique abilities. Deceitful and insatiable, the Maw just like Marianne can travel between realms, giving chase in both realities. In the spirit world the Maw is visible and can easily spot Marianne but she can defend herself using the spirit blast. In the material world however, the Maw is invisible and also blind relying solely on hearing to track its prey.
Players can head to www.themediumgame.com to preorder on Steam, Epic Games store and the Microsoft store for $49.99/€49,99/£41.74 with a 10% discount before the January 28th launch. Players who preorder via Steam will also receive The Medium soundtrack(by Akira Yamaoka and Arkadiusz Reikowski) and The Art of The Medium (digital artbook).
Developed and published by Bloober Team, and rated “M for Mature” by the ESRB and PEGI 18, The Medium will launch on Xbox Series X|S and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store and the Microsoft Store on Jan. 28.