The Church in the Darkness has recently emerged from its low-key hiding spot with an August 2 launch date. And it's not just an indie PC title that's going to disappear. It's coming to Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Seems like it was only two-and-a-half years ago when The Banner Saga developer, Stoic Studio, said it was keeping an eye on The Church in the Darkness's progress. Seems I'm not the only one looking to infiltrate 1970's ex-patriate socialist religious cults in the South American jungles. Especially when the voice of GLaDOS from the Portal series is one of the two prominent cult leaders.
Yes, the art is polygonal and not in the best ways. But there's something special and/or weird going on in The Church in the Darkness, and I intend to investigate what that is.
The Church in the Darkness Sees the Light on Aug 2, and revealed for Nintendo Switch!
The cult-infiltration game, The Church in the Darkness, will launch on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and the previously unannounced Nintendo Switch on Aug 2!
Melbourne, Australia, July 23, 2019 — Fellow Traveller and Paranoid Productions are proud to announce their tale of choice and indoctrination, The Church in the Darkness, will be launching August 2, 2019, for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. They are also thrilled to reveal the game will be available on the same date on Nintendo Switch! With your infiltration of the Collective Justice Mission at hand, will you save your nephew or will he be lost to the cult forever?
Players are challenged to step into the shoes of ex-cop Vic as they infiltrate the South American compound of Freedom Town in a search of their nephew. Run by Rebecca and Isaac Walker, it’s up to the player to unearth their motivations, their plans, with the cult experience changing with every playthrough. Is the commune simply idealists looking to live in a socialist utopia, or is there something more sinister at hand?
It’s up to the player to sneak into the compound undetected, uncover the truth by finding and chatting with cult members, search cabins to unearth literature about the group, and finally locate Alex, the nephew.
The Church in the Darkness highlights the mystery surrounding cults, and how they are not always what they seem. There are multiple endings for each scenario and what ending you get will be influenced by the player's stealthy or aggressive gameplay.
Feel the cult’s warm embrace by pre-ordering the game on Nintendo Switch or Xbox One at the 20% discount, which will then be available on all platforms for a week at launch. The discount is available for both the Standard and True Believer Special Editions; the former gets you a copy of The Church in the Darkness, while True Believers will receive the game, the Official Soundtrack and a set of special behind-the-scenes videos about the making of the game. The Standard Edition retails for $19.95 USD and the True Believer Special Edition retails for $29.95 USD.