World of Horror is a stark black-and-white brew inspired by horror masters Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft. It’s set to release next year, we’ve just learned.

Was it really back in March 2017 that we last covered World of Horror? The retro-themed horror adventure has come a long way since, but it still needs plenty more time to finish cooking. According to a new announcement, the game won’t release before 2019. No specific release date has been announced for the game.

The news comes to us by way of the game’s newfound publisher, Ysbryd Games, who we know from such games as Masquerada: Songs and Shadows, as well as VA-11 HALL-A (which is also coming to PS4 and Switch next year). Development of the game is being handled by Polish dev Panstasz, led by designer Pawel Kozminski. Also working on the game as a writer is Cassandra Khaw, whose writing credits include such titles as Wasteland 3, Sunless Skies and She Remembered Caterpillars.

To celebrate the announcement, Ysbryd has revealed a brand new trailer for the game. Have a look:

Here’s what we know about the game, straight from its press release:

The Old Gods are reawakening, clawing their way back into a world that’s spiraling into a mysterious madness. In a small, seaside town of Japan, the population’s sanity is dwindling and otherworldly, grotesque creatures terrorize those who call the place home. It’s the end of the world and the only solution is to confront the terror reigning over the apocalypse.

Navigate this hellish, roguelite reality through turn-based combat and unforgiving choices. Experiment with the events of a playthrough by building a deck of event cards to discover different outcomes for your battles against the darkness. Different decks may even unlock new mysteries or clues.

For more information, check out the game’s official website here.

For more creepy yet wordy adventures, have a look at Sunless Skies, which is also releasing next year. If it’s turn-based combat that really interests you, you might be pleased to know that The Banner Saga trilogy is on the Switch now.

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