Reveil, the psycho-horror game developed by German studio Pixelsplit and published by Daedalic, just showed a new trailer at FearFest.
The stylish, story-focussed, psycho-thriller was initially revealed during Future Games Show Summer Showcase 2023, puts you in the shoes of one Walter Thompson, a man who is struggling with dark secrets in his past.
Even though this is the second trailer for the game, we still don’t have a firm grasp on the core of what it’s about. From what we can tell from the footage, the game relies a lot on its atmospheric environments and puzzles. While combat is hinted at in the trailers, it probably won’t be a big focus in the game, though this is just speculation.
As with the first trailer, this new one stylishly cut to very well-fitting music. However, in terms of actual gameplay, we, again, are only offered very short glimpses of what makes Reveil tick.
The game’s description on its Steam page has the following to say about the game:
A unique, visually appealing, mentally challenging story. Versatile puzzles, unanswered questions, confusing clues and a disturbing psyche demand a lot from both the player and the protagonist, Walter Thompson.
Can you manage to make sense of it all? Should you persevere, there is a chance to find answers to your questions.
Pixelsplit’s website provides a brief synopsis of the game’s story:
You wake up. You’re disoriented. Your head hurts. Things seem surreal, yet familiar. Your wife Martha and your daughter Dorie are not there. Why?
Looking for answers, you explore your environment and fragments of memories. On your journey, you are repeatedly confronted with riddling tasks, driven by the desire to find out what’s going on. What happened last night? Why can’t you think of any other thing aside from your days as a stage builder at the circus?
As things get crazier and more bizarre, the lines between reality, memory, and imagination become more and more blurred and you realize: there is no going back. You have to do whatever it takes to bring this story to an end, no matter at what cost.
While waiting for Reveil‘s release sometime in 2023 (the trailer says “awaiting you soon”), you can wishlist the game on Steam.
You can also watch the brand-new trailer below.