The long awaited first-person psychological horror Draugen, the latest effort from Red Thread Games, has been given a loose 2019 release date. You could be forgiven for having totally forgotten about this, as it was first shown to the viewing public way back in 2014. Now, however, it seems to have made a return after the games’ official website was found to contain the following statement:
Draugen is a first-person psychological suspense story set in north-western Norway in the year 1923.
It’s October and we’re on the threshold of winter. Edward Harden has just arrived in the remote coastal community of Graavik after a harrowing ocean journey from Boston, USA. Accompanied by his ward Alice, Edward is following the trail of his missing sister, Elizabeth.
Over the next week, trapped in this godforsaken corner of the world, framed by fjord and mountains, Edward and Alice will search for the missing woman…and unravel a mystery going back decades. But there’s also the question of Edward’s sanity. Can we trust everything he sees and hears?
Made in Norway, Draugen blends Nordic Noir with gothic suspense, Norse mythology and cosmic horror into a unique and haunting Fjord Gothic experience.
Coming in 2019 to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from Red Thread Games.
At the moment, we still remain light on detail, but if it wasn’t for wccftech I, nor perhaps many others, wouldn’t have known that this game was even still a thing. Rumours have been swirling for some time that development issues had become so prevalent that they had led to the games’ cancellation, but this appears, for now at least, to not be the case. Time will tell if the quality of the game will reflect its incredibly long development cycle but at least something is coming out, even if it is a bit of an unknown quantity.