Today Microids and Pendulo Studios announced Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo, a narrative adventure game inspired by the well-known thriller film.
The game will launch by the end of 2021 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.
Below you can check out the teaser trailer and a developer diary video showcased during the Guerrilla Collective livestream.
If you’re not familiar with Vertigo, here’s a brief description of the story from Microids.
“Writer Ed Miller came out unscathed from his car crash down into Brody Canyon, California. Even though no one was found inside the car wreckage, Ed insists that he was traveling with his wife and daughter. Traumatized by this event, he begins to suffer from severe vertigo. As he starts therapy, he will try to uncover what really happened on that tragic day.”
We also get a comment from narrative designer Josué Monchan.
“Of course, Alfred Hitchcock’s movie was a major inspiration source, whether it’s about the game’s themes, its narration, or even the visual techniques we used that clearly mirror Hitchcock’s recurrent cinematographic techniques.
Vertigo is not our only frame of reference. For instance, the fact that therapy is at the core of the narrative echoes Spellbound, and some characters resemble protagonists from Rebecca, Psycho, and many more.”