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Soma

Soma, the upcoming sci-fi horror game from Frictional Games (creators of Amnesia), isn’t too far out from release. The new IP is set to land on PlayStation 4 and PC platforms September 22nd. To set the mood, Frictional Games has released a new “Environment” trailer to give gamers a sense of what to expect.

The eerie environments of Soma
The eerie environments of Soma.

The game is set in Taipei – or should I say what’s left of it. The city as we knew it now sits as an ocean floor. “The radio is dead, food is running out, and the machines have started to think they are people. Underwater facility PATHOS-II has suffered an intolerable isolation and we’re going to have to make some tough decisions. What can be done? What makes sense? What is left to fight for?”, the developers ask us.

Frictional Games says that Soma will be “just as scary, if not even more so” than their previously fan-favorite outing, Amnesia. Soma will feature plenty of puzzles throughout that will “flow along with the narrative.” That narrative is told (creepily) while traversing in-game and through found items such as notes, pictures and terminals. The developer promises that “Soma is easily the most story-heavy game we have made so far. But unlike our other titles, a major part of that story comes from simply playing the game.”

Check out the trailer below, and if the mood strikes you, you can find Soma on PlayStation 4, Steam and GOG.com September 22nd.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.