Is your mind really reliable?
Paris, June 5, 2021 – On the occasion of the online event Guerrilla Collective, the French publisher Microids is pleased to unveil the teaser for its next narrative adventure game: Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo. Developed by Pendulo Studios (Runaway, Yesterday Origins, Blacksad: Under the Skin…), The game will be released at the end of the year on PC (Steam), PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch consoles. The title offers a psychological thriller of a new genre, loosely based on Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Vertigo (Cold sweat), playing with the limits between illusion and reality.
Writer Ed Miller comes out unscathed from his car crash in Brody Canyon in California. No one was found in the wreckage of the car, yet Ed claims he was traveling with his wife and daughter. Traumatized by this event, he begins to suffer from severe dizziness. As he begins therapy, Ed will try to find out what really happened on that fateful day.
“Alfred Hitchcock’s film was obviously a major source of inspiration, whether in terms of the themes tackled, the narration, or even the visual techniques used, which refer to recurring cinematographic techniques in Hitchcock. “, detailed Joshua Monchan, Narrative Designer at Pendulo Studios. “But Vertigo is not our only inspiration, since the fact that therapy is at the heart of the game’s storytelling points to, for example, The House of Doctor Edwardes, and some characters echo protagonists from Rebecca, Psychosis, and so on. others. “
Game features :
- An unpublished story freely adapted from Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Vertigo (Cold sweat), centered on the themes of obsession, memory, manipulation and madness.
- Live a intense narrative experience, which pays homage to the visual and narrative techniques of the thriller
- Investigate through the vision of three characters, each with a different story to tell
- Explore the events through flashbacks and make the difference between reality and misleading memories
Prepare for a most disturbing investigation into the heart of the human mind: sometimes the truth is worse than madness …