Perception Launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 30th; New Trailer Released
Today, developer The Deep End Games — a studio that consists of ex BioShock and Dead Space developers — and Poland-based publisher Feardemic announced that their first-person horror game, Perception, is launching on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 30th.
As you may know, Perception first emerged onto the scene via Kickstarter, where it successfully raised $168,041 USD across 4,357 backers. The game is a first-person narrative horror adventure that tells the story of Cassie, a blind heroine who uses her extraordinary hearing and wits to unravel the mysteries of an abandoned estate that haunts her dreams. It’s a wildly unique concept, and as you can see in the new trailer, an equally unique finished (or close to finished) product as well.
After months of research, Cassie discovers an abandoned mansion in Gloucester, MA called Echo Bluff. What Cassie finds is something worse than her nightmares, as a ghostly Presence has tormented its inhabitants over generations, and it now hunts Cassie. You solve the estate’s mysteries or become one of its victims.
So how does Cassie, who is blind get around? Well, she taps her cane and then can “see” via echolocation. While doing this she will need to avoid detection by using ambient sounds of the house to shroud her and use objects as distractions. Every sound creates a visual, which you can use to navigate around, however, every sound attracts your enemies and reveals your locations as well, so you need to be cautious with how you deploy this sound.
If you’re spotted, your only hope is to run, hide, and pray. You can also use ambient sounds of the house, such as the throwing of objects like alarm clocks to create “sound bombs” which distract your enemies.
Overall, the game aims to capture a cat-and-mouse/hide-and-seek feeling according to the developer.
Below, you can check out the new trailer: