An interesting reveal this weekend as Microids unveiled Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo, set to be released sometime in late 2021. To be clear right out the gate, this is not an adaptation of the classic 1954 film, but an original story that apparently will take cues from the film and other Alfred Hitchcock works. The game is being developed by Pendulo Studios (Runaway, Yesterday Origins, Blacksad: Under the Skik) set to be released for PC and all three major consoles sometime in Q4 2021.
This particular game dives into the psychological thriller genre hard as you will walk a fine line between what is reality and what is fantasy. You will tangle with obsession, memory, manipulation, and madness, as you investigate what's happening through the eyes of three different characters in the game. We have more info for you here form the announcement today along with a pair of videos showing off the official trailer as well as the first Dev Diary for the game.
Writer Ed Miller came out unscathed from his car crash down into Brody Canyon, California. Even though no one was found inside the car wreckage, Ed insists that he was traveling with his wife and daughter. Traumatized by this event, he begins to suffer from severe vertigo. As he starts therapy, he will try to uncover what really happened on that tragic day.
"Of course, Alfred Hitchcock's movie was a major inspiration source, whether it's about the game's themes, its narration, or even the visual techniques we used that clearly mirror Hitchcock's recurrent cinematographic techniques" explains Josué Monchan, Narrative Designer at Pendulo Studios. "Vertigo is not our only frame of reference. For instance, the fact that therapy is at the core of the narrative echoes Spellbound, and some characters resemble protagonists from Rebecca, Psycho, and many more."