Developer Painted Black Games have announced a release date for their horror-tinged adventure game The Long Reach. The game will come to digital release on PC, PlayStation4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on Wednesday March 14, 2018.
The Long Reach takes place in New Hampshire, in the fictional town of Baervox. The game draws its inspiration from Lone Survivor and The Cave and all the classical adventures (except that The Long Reach is set in the present day). It blends classic adventure game tropes with a psychological sci-fi horror narrative and aims to deceive and trick its players. The Long Reach “misuses” pixel art to render a gruesome and horrifying world full of sinister puzzles and a sense that not everything is as it seems.
There’s a soundtrack which is an “Original atmospheric and haunting soundtrack. The composer’s not right in the head, he brought weird stuff home to use in the soundtrack. We’re all concerned for his cat.”
Be sure to check back in for our thoughts on the game when we go hands on in March.