Protocol Games’ Song of Horror might be a cinematic experience, but it’s also got permadeath. Have a look at some really permanent deaths in this trailer.

Song of Horror has a new trailer, and it shows off some truly dark ends for its characters. There’s quite a few creepy goings-on in the trailer, from handprints appearing where they have no business to, and shadowy figures doing shadowy things. See if you can survive the nearly minute-long teaser below.

The game is a cinematic survival horror game that blends old-school gameplay with modern sensibilities. You play through a series of sixteen protagonists, and if one of them dies, they are dead for good. No restores, no respawns, no phoenix downs. Furthermore, they’re pretty ordinary people, these protagonists, so don’t expect to go in guns blazing or with any other superpowers.

Heavy on narrative, Song of Horror is inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe and M.R. James. Careful observation will be important as you play the game and learn more and more of the world in the hopes that one of the game’s protagonists will make it out alive.

The game is being developed in Madrid, Spain by Protocol Games and BadLand Games has signed on as a publisher for the game. This is the developer’s debut game, whereas BadLand has been responsible for publishing titles like Axiom Verge and The Sexy Brutale.

Song of Horror has no release date at the moment, but according to its (failed) Kickstarter, it is in development for PC, Mac, Linux, PS4 and Xbox One. Have a look at the official website.

What would a horror game be like if the protagonist was blind? Find out in Perception. If you prefer your creeps be informed by Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft, have a look at World of Horror.

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