The first two episodes of the multi-character adventure with permadeath now available on Steam, with a very appropriate launch date too.
Adding the threat of permadeath to a thrilling paranormal story, Song of Horror is the tale of the famed but now elusive writer Sebastian P. Husher - a man who, along with his entire family, has gone missing without rhyme or reason.
In the first episode, the player steps into this mystery taking on any one of 13 different characters in order to piece together Husher’s final steps and apparent demise, all while coping with a string of events that lift the lid on something truly frightening: a nameless, dark entity known only as The Presence.
The first two episodes of five that comprise Song of Horror launch today, each one paying homage to classics of the survival horror genre.
The first - which sees the player encounter The Presence for the first time - tips its hat to Infogrames’ classic series Alone in the Dark, while episode two will be especially pleasing for any fans of the phenomenal Silent Hill.
The second episode furthers the plot by moving out of Husher’s mansion and into Färber’s Antique Shop, casting more light on the supernatural forces at work in play and unraveling the mystery behind the game’s titular haunted music box.
"The great fear in Song of Horror is that, when The Presence strikes, the character the player is playing as dies for good,” offers Carlos Grupeli, founder of Protocol Games, the studio behind Song of Horror. “If you add to this the fact that the A.I. behind The Presence actively learns from the way the player takes on the game and adjusts its attacks as a result, you have a take on the survival-horror genre we think genuinely pushes things forward.”
The first episode of Song of Horror can be picked up on Steam today for $7.99, while the second episode can either be purchased individually for the same price, or as part of the Season Pass that will unlock a further three episodes on top of the original two in the months ahead for $21.99.