Microids y Pendulo Studios have announced that they are working on Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo, a video game based on this legendary film by the iconic filmmaker. It will be a narrative adventure and its release is scheduled for later this year in PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch y PC through Steam.
A new psychological thriller inspired by the Hitchcock classic
“Of course, Alfred Hitchcock’s film was a great source of inspiration for the themes of the game, the storytelling, and even the visual techniques we’ve used in order to replicate Hitchcock’s cinematic techniques, “he explained Josu Monchan, the narrative designer at Pendulo Studios. “Vertigo it is not our only reference. The fact that therapy is the centerpiece of the narrative is reminiscent of Spellbound (Remember) and some characters have similarities with the protagonists of Rebecca, Psycho and many others”.
His story immerse us in a thriller psychological that stands between the fine line that separates reality from fantasy. In it we will put ourselves in the shoes of the writer Ed Miller, who manages to survive a car accident in California. Although no one else was found at the scene, he claims he was traveling with his wife and daughter. Traumatized by these events, he begins to suffer from vertigo, which is why he decides to go to therapy to try to find out what really happened on the day of the accident. An important detail is that Ed will not be the only playable character, since the story is told from the point of view of three different protagonists.
Next to this ad has published its first teaser, a short and cryptic video that will allow us to get an idea of the visual and narrative style of the game. Additionally, we can also enjoy a development diary where they explain the various inspirations of Pendulo Studios when it comes to shaping the adventure.