Frictional Games' horror game SOMA is out tomorrow, and thedeveloper has released a new story trailer to tease its launch.
There's lots of creepy talk about losing, or perhaps purposefully giving away, humanity, which is something of a theme – there's clearly something odd going on when a robot embedded in a wall seems to think he's human. Here's the plot synopsis:
“The radio is dead, food is running out, and the machines have started to think they are people. Underwater facility PATHOS-II has suffered an intolerable isolation and we’re going to have to make some tough decisions. What can be done? What makes sense? What is left to fight for?”
Scary monsters will be present of course, butis clearly trying something a bit different from the sanity-draining eldritch horror of The Dark Descent.
If you're interested in how Frictional came up with SOMA's creepy sound effects, the developer has aup about that very subject. The game itself is out tomorrow.