The Future Games Show Powered by Mana has revealed a new gameplay trailer for upcoming PC and console title The Chant, a horror action adventure channeling cult and cosmic horror as you fight to survive on an island taken by the Gloom – a psychedelic dimension of terror that feeds on negative energy.
Maybe not quite the heroine of the spiritual getaway that Jess Briars (played by Siobhan Williams of The Quarry) was planning when she decided to attend Prismic Science’s spiritual retreat, but as she said a great philosopher: “These are the breaks”.
The Chant follows Jess as she attempts to uncover the story behind the game’s location, Glory Island, and its history of strange cults preceding prism science in the 70s. If she can stay alive long enough, dodging the eldritch monsters, cultists, and the depressing power of the Gloom, she just might have a chance to reverse the ritual that summoned her. As an alternate dimension that lives off negative energy, the Gloom amplifies and feeds on people’s worst fears and qualities, things like guilt, loss, and resentment – anything you push and hide, or try to hide. avoiding dealing is food for the Gloom.
To stay alive long enough, Jess will need to take advantage of everything she has at her fingertips – creating and managing resources, and even going deep within herself to access supernatural abilities that can take on the Gloom. at its own level. You will be able to increase three basic skills, including Spirit to protect you against horror and panic, Body to deal with physical threats, and Spirit to access your supernatural abilities. If you are not fully prepared for the upcoming fight or if you are overwhelmed, you will panic and run away.
There are six interconnected areas of Glory Island to explore, all controlled and sealed by different negative emotions used by the Gloom. Along with mastering your abilities, you’ll also need to encounter various other members of the Prismic Science Spiritual Retreat – all trapped on the island and feeding the Gloom with their own personal brand of negativity. Some might help you, others fight, but like you, they are all trying to survive in their own way.
The Chant is currently slated for a November 3 release on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. You can consult Twitter for the latest updates and the official website for more information. And don’t forget to Wishlist the game on Steam.
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