A reboot of the point-and-click series that debuted in 2004, and not associated with the Netflix series, Black Mirror is releasing on November 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, THQ Nordic announced today.
Developed by King Art Games (The Dwarves, The Book of Unwritten Tales), Black Mirror tells a new story, independent from the original trilogy. “The major difference between the new and old Black Mirror, apart from the modern graphics of course, will be a new gameplay element: interaction with vision-like apparitions,” THQ Nordic said.
THQ Nordic Producer Martin Kreuch added, “We have developed a new interpretation that both retains the strengths of the original games and gives us more room to explore fresh possibilities in terms of gameplay so that players can experience the world of Black Mirror in a more direct and free way, and not just in classic point-and-click style.”
Here’s the description for Black Mirror:
Scotland, 1926. Following the death of his father, David Gordon visits his ancestral home for the first time in his life. A life that is soon threatened by the dark secrets that claimed the sanity of many Gordons before him. Blood is not always thicker than water.
Like in the original graphic adventure trilogy, the Gothic Horror genre and its unique atmosphere of madness and psychological distress remains at the heart of Black Mirror.
The point-and-click gameplay of the original trilogy served as the basis for the re-imagined gameplay, which focuses on close-up investigation and interaction with nightmarish visions that plague the protagonist of the game David Gordon.
- A modern re-imagining of the acclaimed gothic-horror adventure series
- Interactions with vision-like apparitions which help you learn more about the past of your family
- Eerie atmosphere focusing on the horrors of the mind, in the style of EA Poe and HP Lovecraft
- High quality voice acting from a compelling ensemble cast
Black Mirror will be playable at gamescom 2017 later this month.
You can learn more about the characters on the official website.