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Her Story’s Sam Barlow’s next game has a release date, and it’s very soon. Immortality is out in just over a month. The new narrative FMV game is a timed exclusive for Xbox Series X/S and will be released alongside Game Pass on PC.
In Immortality, the player investigates the disappearance of (fictional) actress Marissa Marcel. Marcel is missing and players must find clues from three (fictional) movies Marcel appeared in to find out what happened.
Players must examine clips from the three unreleased films, matching characters and footage to slowly unravel the mystery of Marcel’s disappearance.
FMV games aren’t exactly common these days, although the genre is very much in Sam Barlow’s wheelhouse. 2015’s Her Story was something of a phenomenon and was critically acclaimed. Barlow’s follow-up, Telling Lies, was good, but people kind of knew what to expect.
A few years have passed since then and I think I’ve forgotten what Barlow was capable of. I found myself checking and checking that Marissa Marcel was, you know, real.
It turns out she’s not, but the new trailer caught me in a way the old trailer didn’t. A game I hadn’t thought of at all now has deep hooks in me.
Immortality is coming to Game Pass, Steam, and GOG on July 26th.
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