Today’s new trailer for The Medium shows off some of the game’s new features, including dual-reality, Horror titles weren’t a huge part of today’s Xbox Games Showcase, but what did appear was absolutely chilling. Fans of the genre may already know about The Medium, the next title from the very not-spookily-named Bloober Team, whose published titles include Blair Witch, Observer, and Layers of Fear. While we’ve already gotten a couple of looks at The Medium in the past, today’s new trailer for the game included a first look at its dual-reality mechanics.
For those that are unfamiliar, The Medium places players in the shoes of Marianne, a medium who can see into the world of the dead. Using her ability, Marianne can interact with this spirit world, moving things and crossing paths that aren’t present in the land of the living.
Pre-orders for The Medium are now available as well via the game’s official website. Those who purchase the game on Steam are getting the original soundtrack, featuring a ‘dual’ score soundtrack by legendary composer Akira Yamaoka, of Silent Hill fame, and Bloober Team’s Arkadiusz Reikowski, and the digital artbook for The Medium.
The game will be out
Bloober Team CEO Piotr Babieno recently revealed the scope and ambition for this new IP, as well as its budget. The game follows Marianne, a medium who’s haunted by visions forced to live between both the real world and the spirit world. At times you’ll be able to explore both worlds simultaneously, controlling both versions of Marianne with a single analogue stick, investigating different elements found in each world. Marianne has varying abilities as well, able to tap into supernatural powers like Out of Body in the spirit world.
To go alongside the next-gen visuals in the game, will be the sounds of Akira Yamaoka, the renowned composer from the Silent Hill series who’s working alongside Bloober Team’s Arkadiusz Reikowski to create a ‘dual’ score that embodies both worlds.
The game will be out this at the end of this year, within the launch window of the Xbox Series X, and will be available via Xbox Game Pass, just as Bloober Team’s Blair Witch was on its launch.