We're not going to lie to you: we hadn't heard of Virginia until today. But according to every article that we've read, the 505 Games published first-person thriller is one to watch – and it's coming to the PlayStation 4 starting 22nd September. As pointed out by the press release, the game's been inspired by genre-bending 90s shows like Twin Peaks and The X-Files, and it promises to fuse sci-fi, horror, and murder mystery.
"Set in the last days of summer 1992, Virginia is an original detective noir story, where players investigate the disappearance of Lucas Fairfax, a young boy in the rural town of Kingdom, Virginia, through the eyes of a graduate FBI agent assigned to her first case," the blurb reads. "As a rookie detective, you're paired with an experienced partner whom your superiors instruct you to keep a watchful eye on."
The overview continues: "As the story progresses, your partner's trust in you will be tested to breaking point, all while your investigation takes on an increasingly sinister and supernatural turn, as the list of suspects grows ever larger and stranger." Sounds fantastic, doesn't it? It's probably worth mentioning at this point that 505 Games has become a bit of a publishing powerhouse of late – it's picking up some fascinating projects.