Town of Light developer LKA has dropped a new video teaser for its forthcoming psychological thriller, Martha Is Dead.
The trailer doesn't give away much, but it does touch upon the Tale of the White Lady,"the soul of a murdered, tortured soul whose one objective is to seek a moment's aid by dragging others into the water to endure the same fate".
The"savage story" told from the movie is allegedly based upon a real Italian legend, which is supposedly passed down through from generation to generation much as it is done in this trailer, together with the young Giulia badgering her grandmother to tell her the spooky story of"a drowned maiden, murdered in a fit of jealousy by her lover that now stalks the beaches of the lake where she endured in her last moments".
Interestingly, a sentence at the conclusion of the press release teases the match"combines real-world places, working in hyperlinks to historic events, superstition, folklore, and profound emotional distress". Yikes.
As yet, there's still no firm launch date, but we'll let you know just as soon as it's confirmed.
Since Matt summarised last year, LKA's previous title, The Town of Lighting, took some exceptionally difficult, occasionally harrowing subject matter and introduced it at an engaging, respectful manner. "It comes across as wanting to shock, nor pulls back from unpleasant or just uncomfortable scenes," Richard Cobbett wrote in his Eurogamer Recommended review,"[it's] simply a slice of history which welcomes you into its halls to share your empathy, without bending the doors behind you".