Vertigo is one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous films, but it’s never been an interactive experience until now. French publisher Microids and developer Pendulo Studios have announced they’re now working on a game adaption of the iconic movie.
How will such a thing work? Well, the game won’t use the SAME story as the movie, but one inspired by it and experienced through three separate characters. The first of these characters has been revealed: Ed Miller, lone survivor of a car crash that took his family. The stress of the experience is giving him the title malady, and a psychiatrist has been hired to probe his memories and figure out what truly happened.
“Of course, Alfred Hitchcock’s movie was a major inspiration source, whether it’s about the game’s themes, its narration, or even the visual techniques we used that clearly mirror Hitchcock’s recurrent cinematographic techniques” explains Josué Monchan, Narrative Designer at Pendulo Studios. “Vertigo is not our only frame of reference. For instance, the fact that therapy is at the core of the narrative echoes Spellbound, and some characters resemble protagonists from Rebecca, Psycho, and many more.”
- An exclusive, original story about obsession, memory, manipulation and madness, freely inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Vertigo
- Live a powerful narrative experience paying tribute to the visual and storytelling techniques of the thriller genre
- Investigate through the vision of three characters: everyone has a different story to tell
- Explore several timelines to cross-check the events and separate reality from deceptive memories
Vertigo will be released later this year on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Nintendo Switch, XBox One, XBox Series X and PC.