We don’t often deal with teases, but every now and then a game comes along that we just cannot ignore. Details may be thin on the ground, and the trailer may just be seconds long, but The Chant has made us sit up and listen – as it looks to provide a new dark twist on the psychedelic horror scene.
Revealed via a first ever teaser trailer, The Chant drops you onto an idyllic remote island, one full of peace, tranquility and enlightenment. Yeah, right!
You see, it’s not long before the dark-side of spirituality breaks through the confines of normality in the new psychedelic horror The Chant. An upcoming single-player third-person horror action-adventure game that is being developed by Brass Token and published by Prime Matter, The Chant will have players on the edge of their seats later this year.
It’s all set with a backdrop of a spiritual retreat on a remote island, as The Chant has you trying to survive against a host of prismatic terrors that are unleashed after a group chant ritual goes horribly wrong, opening a portal to a nightmare dimension called The Gloom. You see, this dimension feeds off negative energy and starts driving you and the others mad, preying on your own anxieties and fears, and manifesting as interdimensional creatures: ultimately taking you on a journey of psychedelic horror the likes of which you have never experienced before.
It’ll be up to you to go about the unravelling of the mysteries of a 1970s new age cult while strengthening your mind, body, and spirit, can you reverse the chant and avoid being trapped in the gloom forever.
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The Chant will release later in 2022 on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5 and PC.