Will Someone Please Explain the Fish Heads?
Nekcom and 2PGames recently announced Dying : 1983, the sequel to DYING: Reborn, a new first-person horror adventure game that places an emphasis on escape room gameplay. A gameplay trailer was shared at Gamescom 2021 and it does a great job of putting a spotlight on the title’s many puzzles while also making audiences feel very uncomfortable. Seriously, will someone please explain the recurring imagery of fish heads?
In this game, players will find themselves trapped in a surreal prison where they must solve countless puzzles in order to escape–all while a variety of horrific creatures, including a woman with a very toothy fish head on her shoulders, do their best to dissuade you. Trust us, this fishy lady is much creepier than she sounds. If you don’t buy it, take a look at this trailer.
The trailer soon establishes that someone–presumably the player character–has been locked away from the real world, but will soon be released from ‘the container.’ Wherever he is now, he’s seeing things no one has seen before, but a feminine voice mourns that this hardly matters, as they are going to die here. From there, the trailer focuses largely on the intimidating fish woman and the game’s notably creepy atmosphere.
The voice actors are on full display here, and for good reason. Dying : 1983’s voice cast has quite the pedigree, featuring Miyuki Sawashiro (Fatal Frame IV, Catherine) and Shunsuke Takeuchi (NEO: TWEWY, Genshin Impact) in the main cast.
Key features will include:
- Explore the surreal prison where you’ve been detained and solve thousands of interconnected puzzles to unveil the hidden truth.
- Feel like the main character of a horror movie thanks to cutting edge game visuals, now enhanced with immersive ray-traced reflections, shadows, caustics, and global illumination. NEKCOM Entertainment is also introducing NVIDIA DLSS technology.
- Delve into a chilling mystery that will trap you from the beginning to the end, with a script text five times longer than in the first game of the DYING series.
- Enjoy the acting of a Japanese cast full of professional voices that makes each character unique — and, sometimes, really terrifying!
Dying : 1983 will be available on PS5 as a timed exclusive in 2022.