Though its handlers may keep changing, the Black Mirror brand lives on, and this fall we will once again get a new installment of the popular Gothic horror adventure series, this time from KING Art Games and THQ Nordic.
In what is being described as a "modern re-imagining" of the series, the new game, simply titled Black Mirror, tells a "totally independent and new story." It stars David Gordon, a young man born and raised in India who, although plagued by troubling dreams since he was a child, has to this point been unaware of the "dark tragedies that lie hidden in his family’s past." Upon his father's death, however, David is called to his "family’s ancestral home, Black Mirror House, to discuss his heritage. Soon he starts suffering from the same nightmarish visions that drove his father to end his own life."
While the familiar series point-and-click gameplay serves as the foundation for Black Mirror, this time around a whole new gameplay element is being introduced, as the ability to interact with "vision-like apparitions" allows players to discover more about the tragic history of the Gordon family. As seen in the early screenshots, Black Mirror will feature the same kind of crisp graphics and third-person presentation of its predecessors, emphasizing once again the "unique atmosphere of madness and psychological distress" that fans have come to expect from the franchise. This may sound like a radical departure for the developer behind The Book of Unwritten Tales, but KING Art was highly instrumental in the creation of Black Mirror II back in 2010, so this really marks a return to the roots of their first major adventure game.
Perhaps the best part of today's news is that we don't have to wait the customary years for such a high-profile game to arrive, as Black Mirror is due to launch on PC (Windows, Mac and Linux) as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 28th. In the meantime, you can learn more about the game and its characters at the official website.