It might have taken almost a decade but players finally have their first lengthy look at the Xbox Series X|S console exclusive, The Medium thanks to its long and creepy new gameplay trailer. The clip comes following a recent push back for the game into 2021, with the launch date now only a few days away on the 28th of January.
First announced back in 2012, The Medium is a psychological horror game developed by Bloober Team, the same studio behind the Blair Witch game. Unable to comprehend the upcoming title’s ambition with the consoles at that time, the team settled to postpone the game until better hardware was available. Now, that better hardware came in the form of the new Xbox Series X|S, and it was initially planned as a release title until it was pushed back because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Now that the game is just a few days away from release, developer Bloober Team has revealed a new gameplay trailer featuring almost 15 minutes of gameplay. The clip offers a lengthy look at the split-screen style of gameplay of The Medium, in which gamers take on the real and spirit world simultaneously.
The new trailer also features the game’s puzzles and how it is created around this dual world design, including an elevator that can only be used in reality by switching on an energy source in the spirit world.
Most of all though, the gameplay trailer provides fans their first deep dive into the mysterious world of The Medium, including its horrifying level design and even what type of monsters they can encounter. This is something the development team really wants to get correctly, even going so far as to recruit mythical Silent Hill 2 composer Akira Yamaoka to create the music for the game. A lot of fans are already noticing that the trailer video gives off identical vibes to the Silent Hill franchise, some of the highest praised horror games of all time.
For a game launching in just a few days, The Medium is looking pretty great. The trailers launched so far have really set the tone for what fans can anticipate from it and this latest bit of gameplay really hits that psychological horror vibe.
The split-screen gameplay appears to be exemplarily integrated too and even the short glimpse at the story elements of the game appears to be critically acclaimed. Of course, it remains to be seen if the rest of the title can live up to the quality shown in this latest gameplay trailer, but it’s a good start.