Martha is Dead was announced earlier this year as a “next-gen horror” title that takes place in 1944 at the tail-end of World War 2. It is described as follows:
The body of a woman has been found, drowned and desecrated, by the side of a lake in the depths of the Italian countryside. Martha is dead, and now her twin sister must deal with the fallout from her murder, whilst the horror of war draws ever closer.
Martha Is Dead is a first person thriller created by LKA, the team behind award winning ‘The Town of Light’. It merges the beauty of the Tuscany countryside with the encroaching ugliness of war to create a psychologically impacting story based on real history, superstition, darkness and dreamscapes.
The title was originally announced for PC and “next-gen” but LKA has now confirmed the game is an Xbox Series X console exclusive with no plans (currently at least) to discuss a PS5 version. It is scheduled to release in late 2021. You can find the main site here as well as the new trailer below.
IGN is currently running an exclusive look at the title with 13 minutes of gameplay. While we always prefer to share videos directly from the developers, in this case we will be sharing IGNs as it’s the only one available with the footage.
More importantly to us, the developers have confirmed that the footage is running in-game and neither pre-rendered nor simply running in-engine. Enjoy.
Another next-gen horror title that looks both frightening and mysterious? Sign us up. It’s also great that we’re beginning to see titles showing off how they will run on next-gen hardware as to date it’s been a lot of trailers and “in-engine” previews. We’ll be paying close attention to this one.