Bloober Team has released a 14-minute long gameplay video that gives an extended look at its upcoming psychological horror game The Medium. In the video, viewers get a look at medium Marianne as she explores a tragic mysterious event at the Niwa resort and meets the character Sadness.
One of the core unique features of The Medium is the dual reality experience. Players are able to explore both the real and spirit world simultaneously and alternatively. Both worlds are rendered at the same time in a split-screen gameplay system where both locations are presented to the player.
During gameplay, players can maneuver between the two worlds with roughly a third of the action taking place in the real world, a third in the spirit realm and a third in both worlds simultaneously. In the latest gameplay video players will see Marianne use her out of body experience ability to explore the spirit realm to help powerup an elevator door in the real world.
Some of the final gameplay footage shows off the The Maw who is voiced by Troy Baker. Similar to Marianne, The Maw can travel between the two realms. In the spirit world, The Maw is visible and can see Marianne, however, in the real world The Maw is mostly invisible and blind therefore it must rely on sound to hunt Marianne down.
The Medium is set for a January 28, 2021 release date on PC and the Xbox Series X/S consoles. At launch the game will be priced at $49.99 USD. Players who order the game on Steam, Epic Games Store and Microsoft Store before January 28, 2021 will receive a 10% discount. In addition those who pre-order the game on Steam or Epic Games Store will also get The Medium original soundtrack, featuring a ‘dual’ score soundtrack by legendary composer Akira Yamaoka, of Silent Hill, and Bloober Team’s own Arkadiusz Reikowski, along with the digital artbook.
Bloober Team SA (@BlooberTeam Twitter) is an independent developer and producer of video games based in Kraków, Poland. Founded in 2008 by Peter Babieno and Peter Bielatowicz, the studio at first only did contract work. Over time a talented team was assembled and began to work on their own projects that include Layers of Fear, >observer_ and Blair Witch.