The Golden Joystick Awards has gotten in on the act of sharing game announcements alongside rewarding developers for their efforts over the past year, so as Resident Evil Village was crowned Game of the Year, a few select titles hinted at what's to come. Psychological thriller Martha Is Dead was one of them, a horror experience out of studio LKA that is launching for PlayStation 5 and PS4 on 24th February 2022. The new trailer above provides a taste of what to expect.
It's a creepy one, featuring black and white footage of an empty coffin and two girls singing Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. A body then suddenly occupies the coffin shortly after. The trailer uses Unreal Engine's metahuman technology "in an intimate and immersive showcase of the foreboding tension evident throughout the game". The game itself is set in Italy, during the final years of World War II.
In a press release, LKA founder and director Luca Dalco said: "This is an experience curated to be faithful and accurate to the era, from our authentic recreation of the Tuscan countryside through to the impact that WWII had on Italy. We can’t wait for people to experience the game for themselves."
A physical version of Martha Is Dead will be made available, with pre-orders being taken through here. It will include a copy of the game with an exclusive reversible sleeve, a double-sided A3 poster, a sticker set, and a downloadable tarot card pack based on the ones in the game.
"Martha is dead, and her twin sister Giulia, the young daughter of a German soldier, must alone deal with the acute trauma of loss and the fallout from her murder. The hunt for the truth is shrouded by mysterious folklore and the extreme horror of war that draws ever closer." Are you interested in playing Martha Is Dead on PS5, PS4 next year? Make your Batman references in the comments below.