Horror and Loveraft fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the new game from Frogwares, The Sinking City. But now, it looks like the wait just got maddeningly longer out of nowhere.
A page on the German branch of Amazon lists 24th of May as the release date for the PC version. Pages for the console versions peg down the release date a week later, on May 31st. So whatever is happening here, it looks like the game has been delayed.
Checking the social media over at Frogwares reveals no official confirmation of a delay, and things only get weirder from there. And not just saying that because this game features some creepy Cthulhu-esque horrors. The current version of the Steam page lists a generic 2019 launch date, while a cached version shows the assumed original date of March 21st. This means a change was willingly made in an apparent attempt to disguise the delay, at least that’s the message I’m getting.
If you want to see more of this horrible, but in a good way, horror game in action, there’s a fair few spooky trailers and gameplay bits to gawk at. There’s one of the original trailers from E3 last year. There’s another trailer which highlights the eerily silent game world and digs deep into your psyche. Finally, there’s some developer insights into the environment design and how Frogwares plans to scare your pants off in devious ways.
In The Sinking City, players will assume the role of Charles W. Reed, an investigator who is sent to the town of Oakmont to uncover some details about mysterious disappearances and other bad goings-on. From those humble beginnings, things get progressively weirder as Mr. Reed becomes increasingly trapped in a waking nightmare. The 1920s setting borrows heavily from the works of one H.P. Lovecraft, so expect things to get very strange and to mostly remained unexplained.
The Sinking City will be released sometime soon for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. If you want to pick up the game, go grab a copy on Amazon.