It's been out on PC for a while now and become something of a cult hit among the community since its release, and now Song of Horror is making the leap to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One on May 28.
Players control one of 13 different characters in this new take on the survival-horror genre. Much like the horrifying entities that stalk you in Resident Evil VII, the game has you tormented by something known as The Presence, a supernatural being powered by advanced AI. Coming away from scripted sequences, the game will crank up the horror in unpredicted scares during each playthrough.
Choosing each character presents new opportunities and the ability to experience the world through their eyes. Death can be permanent, so if your character meets a grizzly end, you'll have to play as another protagonist and uncover more of the mystery. It genuinely seems like an interesting take on the genre.
"Song of Horror sees players set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of famed but now elusive writer Sebastian P. Husher - a man who, along with his entire family, has vanished without a trace. Taking on any one of 13 different characters, Song of Horror is a Lovecraftian, third person adventure that pays homage to classic masterpieces of the survival-horror genre.
"At its heart, Song of Horror is a non-combat adventure where the focus is instead on running and hiding, staying silent in the midst of all the terror to avoid triggering unnerving manifestations, capable of bringing the game’s protagonists to the brink of insanity. With the ever-present threat of The Presence keeping players on their toes from start to finish - powered by an AI that adapts to your gameplay -, Song of Horror’s mission to keep you severely spooked is one it never lets up on."
While it's releasing in May, it's never too early to be spooked in the year. Along with Resident Evil Village hitting consoles next month, Halloween is coming early for horror fans! If you also missed The Medium on Xbox Series X|S earlier this year, May could definitely be an early celebration of the 'spooky season' - if you dare.
Will you be checking out Song of Horror, or are you too scared? Let us know in the comments below.