Frogwares have released a teaser trailer for The Sinking City for E3 and it sure is creepy. Despite being just over a minute long and having no gameplay footage, the trailer shows off the amazing progress the game has made over the year and gives us a look at the dark, twisted atmosphere we can expect from the game.
The trailer shows what appears to be a meeting between our detective protagonist and a rather unsavoury character. Those following the game’s development and its ties to Lovecraftian themes will probably already be expecting parts of the game where the protagonist isn’t in control of his own mind, but the idea of not being in control of his actions is definitely unusual. It’ll be interesting to see how much this idea is used in the game. Its synopsis reads:
“Taking place in the 1920s, The Sinking City is a game of adventure and investigation set in an open world inspired by the works of the famous American horror author H.P. Lovecraft. You will step into the shoes of a private investigator who arrives in the city of Oakmont Massachusetts – a city suffering from unprecedented floods of supernatural origins. You must uncover the source of whatever has taken possession of the city – and the minds of its inhabitants.”
Whilst we still look forward to seeing some gameplay footage, it’s great to see the progress made by the team. Graphically, it’s particularly clear that the game has come a long way. If you’re interested in the game and its development from the start, you should check out Frogwares’ dev diaries on YouTube, where they provide behind-the-scenes footage and go over some areas of development.
A release date for the game has also finally been confirmed. The Sinking City will be released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on 21st March 2019.