The sci-fi first-person spooker Moons Of Madness has reemerged from its darkish growth cave after a yr scratching runes into the wall with splintered fingernails, now aiming to launch round Halloween 2019. And it’s additionally now quietly tied into the spooky-ooky tales of The Secret World, due to discovering a writer within the type of Funcom. Observe, a brand new trailer hinting at spookies together with somebody with extra tentacles than a biped might fairly require.
Made by Rock Pocket Games, Moons Of Madness is a first-person horror game mixing exhausting sci-fi Martian exploration with squishy, squirming, writhing horror. There you might be, out doing Marsbase stuff for a megacorp investigating a wierd sign, when oh no! monsties! Are you loopy within the coconut and in want of some Martian frontier psychiatry, or are spacehorrors out to get you? Possibly each!
Funcom say that “after [they] came onboard, the two Norwegian studios got together and took the initial concept to new heights through expanded gameplay and scope to fully realise the potential of the bone-chilling story.” And that lets them do issues like have us play as an worker of the Orochi Group, the mysterious megacorp who had their fingers in all kinds of squirming pies throughout The Secret World. The connections appear to be extra acquainted flavour than a full-on sequel or continuation or a narrative from the MMORPG, in the identical method that Funcom’s The Park and Hide And Shriek tied into the fictional horrorverse however didn’t require getting into with information of it.
Moons Of Madness is because of launch near Halloween this yr. The game’s site doesn’t point out any particular shops, which at this level does have me half-expecting one other Epic Games Store unique. I’ve dropped Funcom a line to ask, out of curiosity, however haven’t heard again but.