The Church in the Darkness will let you infiltrate a cult next year

By James O'Connor
28 February 2016 21:19 GMT

Paranoid Productions has dropped a teaser trailer for their upcoming game The Church in the Darkness, in which you infiltrate a 1970s cult.

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The game will feature top-down stealth and strategy. You play as Vic, an ex-cop who enters Freedom Town to check on his sister’s son.

According to a post on PlayStation Blog about the game, “you get to play the way you want — you can play precisely and avoid detection completely, you can get the guards out of your path using non-lethal methods, or you can kill anyone who gets in your way”.

The development team is aiming to make the game highly replayable, as the motives of enigmatic cult leaders Issac and Rebecca will change each time you load the game up.

The game comes from the mind of Richard Rouse III, who previously worked on The Suffering and Homefront. He is also the author of Game Design, Theory and Practice.

The game is due for release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in early 2017.

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