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A couple of weeks ago, THQ Nordic announced that it would be revealing a new chapter in a "horrific IP" at Gamescom 2017. Well, they've made good on that promise and now fans have a new Black Mirror game to look forward to.
Going into Gamescom, we didn't really know what to expect from THQ's mysterious planned announcement. They offered little information outside of that whole "horrific" descriptor and, over the years, they've picked up quite a few IPs that would have fit that mold nicely. In our previous coverage, we kicked around everything from Painkiller to Gothic. Series like Metro and Darksiders would also be a good fit but, as we already noted, those both already had new games announced this year.
In the initial post, William Usher actually brought up The Black Mirror, noting that a series that was especially popular in Germany would certainly fit in nicely at a German event like Gamescom, even if it isn't super well-known in other territories. Well, it looked like he kinda-sorta called it, as that's exactly what we'll be getting.
The original Black Mirror games certainly fell into the gothic horror category, with players working their way through point-and-click adventures in a monstrous mansion that has a tendency to separate folks from their sanity. The manor in question belongs to the Gordon family and, over the years, it has been an absolute curse to that particular lineage.
While the original Black Mirror launched in 2003, the sequels didn't arrive until 2009 and 2013. The above reveal trailer, while sporting a rather fantastic soundtrack, looks to be following in those footsteps, continuing the tale of the damned Gordon family. Thankfully, we don't have long to wait to find out how things turn out. The trailer ends with a Nov. 28 launch date for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac and Linux.
It looks like this version of Black Mirror will be a prequel, actually, as it's set in the year 1926. Still, the manor has been around for quite a while already, ruining many lives while it looms over the Scottish countryside. In it, David Gordon visits the family home following the death of his father. While there, he'll learn about all of the horrible secrets that plague his clan's past and, based on the lady being consumed by terrifying shadow hands, it looks like David is in for a pretty rough ride himself.
So, what do you think, folks? Are you happy with the announcement, or were you perhaps hoping another THQ property was the one being teased? Share your thoughts in the comments below.