There’s a bad moon on the rise
Survival horror fans are getting another game to watch for, just in time for Halloween. Signalis is coming to PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on October 27, 2022.
The news shown today as part of the Guerrilla Collective stream also had some new gameplay of rose-engine’s low-poly survival horror game. In a press release, publisher Humble Games confirms Signalis will be a day-one Xbox Game Pass game when it arrives in October. There’s a demo arriving as part of Steam Next Fest, too.
Signalis follows Elster, a Replika trying to solve a dark and terrifying mystery. Along the way, she encounters nightmarish monsters and has to struggle to survive, while discovering her own lost dreams.
It’s got some definite cosmic horror vibes, mixed with tech and sci-fi themes around seemingly artificial life. It all feels very space horror, which granted, there’s been a decent amount of in the summer showcases so far.
What struck me about Signalis when I demoed it for last year’s Tribeca Games showcase was not just the aesthetic, though. (Granted, the aesthetic is fantastic.)
It’s got some classic Resident Evil feel to it, with isometric viewpoints and carefully placing shots in slowly approaching monsters. It had a real “every bullet counts” approach that I dug. And the puzzle segments that dove into first-person kept things moving between the survival horror sections.
Rose-engine’s space-based scare fest has been one of my most-anticipated indies for this year, and that hasn’t changed yet. I’m looking forward to seeing the cosmic mysteries and horrors collide later this year.
Signalis will launch for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on October 27, 2022.