Publisher Wired Productions has dug a little deeper into the mystery around the upcoming thriller, Martha is Dead, by releasing a trailer that showcases new footage captured in-game, alongside revealing its next gen homes and shedding more light around plot details.
In the game, "It’s 1944, and the body of a woman has been found, drowned and desecrated, by the side of a lake in the depths of an Italian countryside. Martha is dead, and now her twin sister must deal with the fallout from her murder, all whilst the horror of war draws ever closer…"
Viewed in first-person, players will witness this dark period of history through the eyes of a young woman who seeks the truth, but who also has secrets of her own to hide.
Developed by LKA, the studio behind the celebrated psychological adventure The Town of Light, Martha is Dead is in development for Xbox Series X and PC. Building upon LKA’s signature style of deep multi-layered narratives, Martha is Dead is said to combine real world locations and features links to historical events, superstition, folklore, and deep psychological distress.
"At LKA, we start with a story. Often it’s uncomfortable, not painless and based in truth. We learned a lot with The Town of Light, and Martha is Dead is taking everything we know, and turning it up to 10," says Luca Dalco, Founder & Director, LKA.
He continued, "Martha is Dead is set in a really interesting and distressing period of history, with Italy at this time torn between two major powers fighting for the future. Martha’s brutal murder brings with it a mirrored sense of misery. This game will shock, make players question the truth and like The Town of Light, help continue a conversation around subject matters that still carry much stigma."
Martha is Dead will launch later in 2021 on Xbox Series X and PC via Steam.