Ukrainian independent developer Frogwares were expected to announce a release date for their investigative open-world horror game, The Sinking City, at this year’s recent E3 press event. Unfortunately, E3 has come and gone, and the only piece of news regarding the title to come out of the annual expo was a new E3 2018 trailer (which you can check out below).
Thankfully, we’ve learned today that an official release date has finally been locked in. The game’s publisher Bigben Interactive have announced that The Sinking City will launch on the 21st of March, 2019 and it’ll be arriving on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Here’s the elevator pitch direct from Frogwares:
Taking place in the 1920s, The Sinking City is a game of adventure and investigation set in an open-world inspired by the works of the famous American horror author H.P. Lovecraft. You will step into the shoes of a private investigator who arrives in the city of Oakmont Massachusetts – a city suffering from unprecedented floods of supernatural origins. You must uncover the source of whatever has taken possession of the city – and the minds of its inhabitants.
Best known for their Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes mystery game series, this new open-world Lovecraftian horror title will be one of the studio’s most ambitious experiences to date.
It’s a great time to be a horror game fan as there’s been a ton of intriguing trailers and announcements for some very promising-looking indie horror titles. From Storyline Team’s Alan Wake-esque Crying Is Not Enough, to CBE Software’s Silent Hill-inspired Someday You’ll Return, to RedG Studios’ survival horror PS4 exclusive S.O.N — it’s beginning to look like horror could be due for a bit of a resurgence. Obviously, we can also add Frogwares upcoming Lovecraftian horror title into the mix, too, which also looks very promising indeed.