Supernatural 3D Narrative The Midnight Sanctuary Arrives Oct. 4 on Switch, PlayStation 4, PSVR, Steam
The people of Daiusu, a long-isolated Japanese village, revere a mystic woman known as “The Saint.” Once persecuted for their religious beliefs but wishing to become a modern tourist destination, locals have built a grand cathedral in her honor and to attract visitors.
Famous historian Hamomuro Tachibana, voiced by popular Japanese actress Yū Shimamura (Final Fantasy XV, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Attack on Titan) is invited to Daiusu to catalog its past and familiarize locals with the outside world.
But not all is as it seems. Quickly into her journey Tachibana witnesses residents appearing and disappearing, leaping off cliffs, and twisting themselves in half. Are these people dead… or not quite? Has “The Saint” returned to the mountain village? If so, does she bring salvation or herald the end?
The Midnight Sanctuary blurs the line between reality and surreal both in storytelling and visual style. Blending static 2D textures and moving 3D models creates a striking visual effect, further enhanced in VR. The Midnight Sanctuary's graphics, which incorporate a stained glass-style to create a beautiful aesthetic, provides an eerie background for the alarming events Tachibana encounters.
“The mysteries of The Midnight Sanctuary carry many unexpected twists and turns,” said John Davis, G&R Representative, UNTIES. “CAVYHOUSE has really outdone themselves with the graphics, creating stunning visuals to underline the strange story of Daiusu village.
The Midnight Sanctuary will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PSVR, and Steam for $9.99 USD and will support English text localization and full audio and text in Japanese.
To learn more, visit the UNTIES website and follow @UNTIES_Games on Twitter.
Based out of Tokyo, Japan, Sony Music's publishing label UNTIES is dedicated to expanding the reach of Japan's best indie developers. Their name derives from their goal of untying games from specific platforms and sharing them worldwide.
Founded in 2010, CAVYHOUSE is an indie “doujin” developer based out of Kyoto, Japan, that aims to produce games integrating intriguing storytelling with unique experiences. Previous titles include This Starry Midnight We Make and Forget Me Not: My Organic Garden.
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