Cheesy commentary voiceover aside, Song of Horror looks quite cool. Developer Protocol Games is bringing the classic survival horror experience it first put out on PC to PlayStation 4 next month on 28th May 2021, so you may already know what that means. Fixed camera angles that operate like Resident Evil Code: Veronica X and purposefully convoluted puzzles. Count us in. The announcement trailer above is worth a watch too.
The story fuelling Song of Horror is that writer Sebastian P. Husher has disappeared under suspicious circumstances, and it's your job to find out what has happened. Except here's the twist: you'll accomplish that task through 13 different characters who can die at any time in the story. You'll then permanently lose access to them within that particular playthrough, meaning their abilities and knowledge are also gone too. Pretty cool, right? You'll explore lots of different locations in order to progress the narrative as well as hide and run away from something known as The Presence. It's all described as a "non-combat adventure", so don't expect to be findings shotguns and ammo every so often.
As part of a press release, studio co-founder Carlos Grupeli explains how this is the right time to bring Song of Horror to console players. "The survival-horror genre has such a long & rich history on both PlayStation and Xbox that it feels like absolutely the right home for our little ode to all that has gone before to an audience that truly appreciates real scares." The title's PC version currently sits on a Metacritic rating of 74, so it sounds like one horror adventure worth checking out when it comes to PS4 next month.
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