Publisher Microids and developer Pendulo Studios have revealed a longer trailer for Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo, which will launch on PC later this year and come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X in 2022. The game is a psychological thriller based off the Alfred Hitchcock universe of films, but most obviously his 1958 film Vertigo. The premise is that Ed Miller gets into a car crash with his wife and daughter, but although he survives the crash just fine, there is no evidence his wife and daughter were ever even there. He thus begins to experience vertigo and goes into therapy to piece together what actually happened.
Per Steam, here’s an additional overview of what to expect from Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo, and you might get some glimpses of these things in the game trailer too:
- An original story about obsession, manipulation and madness, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Vertigo.
- Live a powerful narrative experience paying tribute to the visual and storytelling techniques of the thriller genre.
- Investigate through the vision of three characters: everyone has a different story to tell.
- Explore several timelines to cross-check the events and separate reality from deceptive memories.
Based on its trailer, Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo feels like the sort of game that will either become a surprise classic or something that gets instantly forgotten. Then again, Pendulo Studios is known for adventure games that tend to receive lukewarm critical receptions, and there’s not much reason to think history won’t repeat itself here.