Never one to shy away from embracing a date with eerie connotations, Song of Horror is set to follow up its debut on Halloween with the launch of the third episode in the story on the equally superstitious Friday 13th.
Or, more specifically, Friday December 13th. Yes, Episode 3 of Song of Horror – the fresh new take on the survival horror adventure, which throws permadeath and multiple lead characters into the mix – will launch on Steam on said fearful date, handing players the opportunity to continue taking on The Presence as they try and track down missing writer Sebastian P. Husher and get rid of the cursed titular song.
Following the trail of evidence, the third episode sees play moves to the University – both Husher’s place of work, and mysteriously the last place he was seen alive. Players will find themselves joining forces with some of Husher’s closest acquaintances, bringing in new threads of plot as The Presence ups its attacks and the truth looms large.
In Song of Horror – Episode 3, you will:
- Continue the adventure in a haunted university, cursed by the Song of Horror.
- Change characters throughout the episode to explore and progress through different areas of the university.
- Encounter new characters who join the story: Omar Nassiri, Husher’s coworker, and Grace Richards, Husher’s pupil, as well as a cameo from a surprising character.
- Take on even more unique events, threats, and challenges by The Presence.
The first two episodes of Song of Horror are already available on Steam, with a further two to come in 2020. Indeed, the entire package can be purchased in the form of the Founder Limited Edition at the special price of $19.99/€19.99/£17.14, which is only available until the end of 2019.
All five episodes each pay homage to a specific survival horror genre classic. The debut episode – which sees the player encounter The Presence for the first time – tips its hat to Infogrames’ classic series Alone in the Dark, while episode two is especially pleasing for any fans of the phenomenal Silent Hill. The brand news third episode, however, owes most to survival horror classic Obscure.
“With episode 3 sitting right in the middle of Song of Horror’s haunting story, players can be sure they’re getting right to the heart of the matter now,” offers Carlos Grupeli, founder of Protocol Games, the studio behind Song of Horror. “We’ve been really pleased with the receptions from critics and players alike to the first two episodes. Everything starts to get a little more intense step by step in this new chapter with The Presence serving up new challenges aplenty as it continues to learn from the player’s playing style.”
The first episode of Song of Horror can be picked up on Steam today for $7.99/€7.99/£6.99, while the second and third episodes can either be purchased individually for $7.99/€7.99/£6.99, or as part of the Season Pass that will unlock a further two episodes on top of the existing three in the months ahead for $21.99/€21.99/£18.99. In addition, players can also purchase the Founder Limited Edition for $19.99/€19.99/£17.14.
In Song of Horror, you will:
- Investigate a paranormal mystery wrapped up in a story of psychological horror.
- Tangle with The Presence, an otherworldly entity with its own adaptive A.I. that reacts to your actions and decisions to deliver an unscripted, unpredictable slice of horror.
- Choose between a group of unique characters, each one bringing their own point of view to play with a different relationship with both the story and other characters.
- When characters die, they die for good, but the horror continues…
- …with the investigation picked up by a new character, tackling the story from a unique perspective, but one affected by their predecessor’s actions.
- Explore haunted, sinister locations to gather clues to piece together the mystery behind the missing Sebastian P. Husher.