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Black Mirror Is A Spooky New Take On An Old Series

Solving spooky puzzles by the candlelight in THQ Nordic’s reboot, Black Mirror

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No, this isn’t season 4 of the Netflix show. This is Black Mirror, a reboot of the 2003 psychological horror series of the same name. Black Mirror tells the story of David Gordon, the son of the protagonist from the first game, as he explores the tenebrous grounds of Black Mirror Castle in search of the truth about his father.

This reboot of the point-and-click style horror mystery looks to build upon and improve the original formula for the game. The original The Black Mirror was praised for its invocation of a dark, mysterious atmosphere through intricate scenery and chilling sound effects. Now, Nordic hopes to take that sense of Gothic horror and push this new entry in a more cinematic direction while maintaining the complexity and intrigue of the first game.

David Gordon interacts with a ghost from the past

The gameplay trailer offers some glimpses in to the beautiful intricacy of the castle grounds. Black Mirror castle is thoroughly dark and foreboding with ornate architecture and lavish decor. Fixed camera angles further warp the scenery to add a sense of unease to David Gordon’s journey.

As players explore Black Mirror castle, they will be confronted with numerous puzzles and ghostly encounters in order to discover the ancient secrets of the castle. Gameplay will be focused on close-up investigation and interactions with strange visions that afflict David in order for him to uncover the secrets behind a string of murders. Developers have hinted that some of the game’s puzzles will be fairly, well, puzzling. Now with a strong cast of voice-over actors, Black Mirror promises to be a more engaging take on the series.

Black Mirror will be available to play November 28th for PC/Mac/Linux, PS4 and Xbox One.

Check out the gameplay trailer below.

Grant Utter
Grant is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Entertainment and Media Studies. His earliest gaming memory is playing his GameBoy Color in the dark with that plug-in overhead lamp. One time one of his friends scammed him out of the free Manaphy that came with Pokemon Ranger for DS and he still hasn't forgotten it. Grant likes games with good characters, good music and good art- simple as that. Favorite Games: Tales of Symphonia, The Last of Us, Persona 5, Journey, Inside, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Bloodborne

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