Frictional Games has released a new trailer for SOMA, as well as a new blog post covering the communities frequently asked questions.
For those of you who don’t already know, SOMA is a sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games, creators of the groundbreaking Amnesia and Penumbra series. The team have said that the game will be as scary as, if not scarier, than Amnesia: The Dark Descent and in more ways.
It’s also important to point out that SOMA relies on very different scare tactics. In Amnesia the focus was on having a “haunted house”-style ride where creepy supernatural things could pop up any point. Most of the scares were all about inducing primal “afraid of the dark”-like responses. SOMA, on the other hand, derives much of its horror from the subject matter. The real terror will not just come from hard-wired gut reactions, but from thinking about your situation and the events that unfold from it. SOMA is easily the most story-heavy game we have made so far. But unlike our other titles, a major part of that story comes from simply playing the game.
Make sure you visit the teams blog for more information about them and SOMA.
SOMA will be coming September 22 to PC and PS4.