A first-person psychological horror game starring a blind woman named Cassie, Perception is releasing on May 30 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, developer The Deep End Games and publisher Feardemic announced today.
As you can see from the story description, Cassie finds a haunted New England estate where she must tap her cane to “see” via echolocation, but the noise also alerts the enemies in the game, including the Pursuer:
After months of research, Cassie has discovered an abandoned mansion in Gloucester, Mass. Armed with a cellphone to contact the outside world and her drive to solve the mystery, she sets off for Echo Bluff… only to find it’s worse than her nightmares. A ghostly “Presence” has tormented the house’ inhabitants for generations, and now has its eyes set on Cassie. She must solve the estate’s mysteries or risk becoming one of its victims.
Cassie finds her way through the house by tapping her cane to “see” via echolocation. Every sound creates a visual, but there is a cost. Each cane tap will reveal her whereabouts not only to herself, but to her pursuer, the Presence. She must avoid detection by using the ambient noise of the house to help her navigate or by making use of objects to create distractions.
Only one thing is certain: The Presence is searching for Cassie… and it’s listening.
- “See” using echolocation. Every sound creates a visual.
- Engage in a deadly game of hide and seek with relentless enemies, including The Presence.
- Trigger radical change at the Estate at Echo Bluff each time you solve its mysteries.
- Travel back through history to exorcise your own nightmares.
“Fans of games like SOMA, be sure to tune in,” the press release said. “Perception will serve you your daily dose of creeps.”
On Twitter, The Deep End Games said they have “no plans” to support VR. Asked about a physical release on PS4, they said, “No plans yet.”