New indie horror adventure Through The Woods launches digitally on PS4 tomorrow Wednesday 2 May 2018 and on Xbox One next week on Tuesday 8 May 2018. The game is developed by Antagonist, a new indie studio which started in 2014 based in Oslo, Norway. Through The Woods is set in Norway and is based on Norse Mythology. Players take on the role of a mother looking for her lost son in mysterious woods filled with mythological creatures and promises a deep narrative driven experience where the mother and son’s relationship is revealed during the course of the game and Antagonist have employed advanced sound design techniques to make the use of sound terrifying to players and also they have used lighting techniques to confuse and deceive players through clever use of shadows.
Here is the game’s full official description for more information and the game’s launch trailer which released today:
Through the Woods is a third-person Norse horror adventure set in a forest on the western shore of Norway. It tells a story of a mother and her missing son. Through reactive narration, the player experiences the mother’s re-telling of the events surrounding her son’s disappearance. It is the path of a terrified woman who is forcing herself to cross this terrible place for the sole purpose of finding her son in a setting heavily influenced by Norse mythology and Norwegian folk tales.
With Through the Woods, Antagonist have captured the feeling of the forest as they saw it as children, with all the frightening and mysterious feelings of roaming the woods alone. This is coupled with a powerful story and high quality sound design that acts as a core mechanic in the darkness of the forest. Through the Woods is a profound experience that delivers the feeling of loneliness and loss in a terrifying place.
- Explore stunning environments and experience stories inspired by Norse mythology, Norwegian art and nature
- Uncover dark tales of the past and present through reactive narration
- Creative use of light and darkness generates deceptive environments
- A frightening journey accompanied by beautiful and grim sound design