Eating painkillers like candy? It’s like watching Max Payne…
Strange Scaffold isn’t only strange in the name because we can apply the adjective to the names of their previous games (An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs, Space Warlord, Organ Trading Simulator, Witch Strandings, let’s say the third one’s name is a bit similar to something…). It will be a neo-noir third-person horror/shooter with a love story. Here’s the game’s overview: “In a moody trailer filmed within the growing extradimensional void beneath a motel in El Paso, Texas, watch as our hero, James Savage, confronts threats both past and present. Dealing death to classic monsters from folklore and fiction, players will visit otherworldly venues ranging from burning Victorian manors to claustrophobic meat lockers. Despite an injured body and a broken heart, Savage limps towards his “one-way trip” with breathless players.
After learning that his ex-girlfriend, Draculae, the lord of vampires, is conducting a ritual that will destroy the world, Savage returns to his hometown of El Paso, Texas, to kill the monster he loved. In a mind-bending neo-noir shooter, players will plunge 50 floors beneath a haunted motel in search of the vampiress before she can alter the universe as we know it. Diving across environments in a reality-defying, dimension-shifting void, players will have to use every weapon at their disposal to slaughter the monsters guarding Draculae—and it’s up to you to figure out which weapons work best in each unique scenario if you’re going to save humanity.
Fueled by pills that keep the pain away, use dual pistols, shotguns, uzis, stakes, and more to kill your way through the seemingly-endless motel. Your final advantage against these creatures is Bullet Time, which can be activated by itself or by diving with whatever weapon you have poised to fire. Through exquisitely designed flashbacks and stylish monologues from Savage, players will learn what led Savage to split from his ex and how and why he was drawn back.”
El Paso, Elsewhere will be released sometime this fall for Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC (Steam).
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