Originally set to release this year, first-person psychological horror game Martha Is Dead will now launch on February 24th, 2022.
The game comes to us from developers LKA and Caracal Games and publisher Wired Productions. On the PlayStation Blog, Tommaso Bonanni, technical director at Caracal Games, noted that the team have “ leveraged PS5 tech, including the DualSense wireless controller, to immerse players in the game.”
Set in Italy during World War 2, Martha Is Dead sees players take on the role of Giulia, the sister of the late Martha, who must hunt for the truth in a world shrouded by mysterious folklore, superstition, and the extreme horror of war. “The immersive features of the DualSense controller provided potent new ways to pull players into this psychological experience,” Bonanni explains. “For example, in moments of increased tension and fear, players feel the heightened heartbeat of the protagonist. Players can also feel the difference of the character’s footfalls across different terrain. Our aim was to help players feel Giulia’s movement and emotions as she explores and searches for clues.”
Martha Is Dead will be available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)