Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo is a timeless classic, a 1958 film filled with the right level of suspense and storytelling. It still holds up after all these years – and now it’s playing host to an unlikely game release set to arrive later this year.
Pendulo Studios, alongside the publishers at Microids, have announced Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo, a new narrative adventure that will arrive for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch and PC later this year.
Instead of being based on the film, this one follows an original storyline of sorts. It features a writer by the name of Ed Miller, who recovers from a car crash and begins to question reality as he begins a frantic search for his wife and daughter, whom he insists were with him at the time.
What follows is an intriguing mystery, one with lots of twists and turns. Pendulo Studios explained:
“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.”
Here’s a rundown of the game’s features:
- An exclusive, original story about obsession, memory, manipulation and madness, freely 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.
You can check out a teaser for Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo below. This is one both fans of the film – and intriguing games in general – won’t want to miss.
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