Psychological thriller Martha Is Dead from developer LKA will now release on February 24th, 2022. The game was originally planned for a late 2021 release, and has now been added to an ever-growing list of delayed games crammed into early 2022.
Martha Is Dead is set in 1940s Italy during World War II. The titular character is found dead during the conflict, and playing as her twin sister Giulia, players must hunt for the truth “in a world shrouded by mysterious folklore, superstition, and the extreme horror of war.”
“In moments of increased tension and fear, players feel the heightened heartbeat of the protagonist,” the studio wrote. “Players can also feel the difference of the character’s footfalls across different terrain. Our aim was to help players feel Giulia’s movement and emotions as she explores and searches for clues.”
In addition to this, the adaptive triggers will be used to add more realism to the experience.
“Taking pictures with the protagonist’s vintage 1940s camera feels more tactical thanks to the triggers,” Caracal Games continued. “This is key, as photography plays a core role in unraveling the prevailing mystery.”
PlayStation 5’s 3D audio and DualSense’s speaker will also be used to “emit sounds across the environment in unexpected ways.”
Martha Is Dead will also release for the PlayStation 4. An official overview reads:
Martha is Dead is a dark first-person psychological thriller, set in 1944 Italy, that blurs the lines between reality, superstition and the tragedy of war.
As conflict intensifies between German and Allied forces, the desecrated body of a woman is found drowned… Martha!
Martha is dead, and her twin sister Giulia, the young daughter of a German soldier, must alone deal with the acute trauma of loss and the fallout from her murder. The hunt for the truth is shrouded by mysterious folklore and the extreme horror of war that draws ever closer.
What will prevail?
Watch a new trailer below.
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