Routine’s World Premiere Shows Off The Creepiest Robots This Side of a Dimly Lit Escalator
Something about robots can bring cool and creepy together seamlessly, and Routine is next in line to bring that to the forefront. The world premiere trailer shows off a quick run down an abandoned escalator, the player character holding some kind of pistol with a low-resolution camera attached to it. Down the stairs, there’s a dimly-lit room where something clearly robotic twitches ominously. It was when one appeared behind to grab the poor soul investigating that we could see these dull white robots with sharp teeth, shallow eyes, and little else.
Oh, and just a little side note, but the composer for this game is none other than Mick Gordon. Yes, that Mick Gordon, the one that brought us the soundtrack for Doom and Doom: Eternal. The fact that Routine went from vaporware that’s been in development for somewhere around ten years (probably more by now) to showing up at the Summer Game Fest with news like this is an immediate attention-grabber and a surefire way to fire up the horror fans. While that’s all for details here, it certainly has me eager to see more from these roided-out robo-mannequins.
You can check out the dark descent and eerie robots in the trailer below.