That March 19th, 2019 release date keeps creeping closer for Frogwares’ The Sinking City, and today they’ve released a brand-new teaser showing just how messed up things are in Oakmont, Massachusetts. The game’s protagonist, Charles Reed, can’t even have a shave without things messing with his head. I know if that happened to me, I wouldn’t touch a razor for weeks. I’d also have my head examined, for that matter.
Inspired by Lovecraftian Cthulhu mythos, The Sinking City centres around Charles W. Reed, a private investigator in New England in the 1920s. Tortured by his past and otherworldly visions, he finds himself in Oakmont, Massachusetts, seeking salvation from the creeping insanity that afflicts him. The city of Oakmont, once a trade harbor known for its lucrative smuggling business, now lives in secluded isolation from the rest of the world under a flood of supernatural origins. In this place of decay and superstition; players will have to deal with the dregs of mankind, follow clues they wish they had never found and unveil a cosmic horror threatening the world itself.