It’s finally happening. The Lovecraftian sci-fi horror story, Moons of Madness is prepping to scare us all to death this Halloween Season and it’s borrowing from the deep and rich lore of Secret Worlds Legends.
Meet Shane Newehart. Shane is a low-ranking technician who watches over a secret research station up on Mars. Unfortunately, he has, well had, the most boring job in the universe. That was until everything went awry while he awaited the arrival of the replacement crew. Systems began to break down, a new and weird mist has begun to float around, and, well, the team he’s apart of has taken an awfully long time to return from their EVA mission.
However, what if something was driving him to madness or what if some malevolent force has managed to tear through the confines of our reality, allowing those of the eldritch kind to seep into our reality? Well, it seems the Great Old Ones might be playing a role in Moons of Madness.
However, a lot has changed since Rock Pocket Games first teased their game and teamed up with publisher Funcom in order to grow their game and deliver the experience they promised for fans. Oddly enough, Funcom and Rock Pocket Games have also confirmed that while the game does have the gameplay and scope they initially wanted, they’ve been able to expand it, and they’ve since been able to draw upon the rich lore and mythology from Secret Worlds Legends.
If that’s for you, then you might actually find that this new Cthulu-styled horror game might be right up your alley.
“With Funcom’s support we have been given the opportunity to do all the things we wanted to do with the game and the story,” said Ivan Moen, CEO of Rock Pocket Games. “Moons of Madness has been an internal passion project of ours, one that we’ve worked on in-between other titles for other publishers, and now being able to fully focus on it and put all our creative energy into it is a dream come true.”
According to the official press release, Moons of Madness is expected to be out this “Halloween season” for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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