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Unveiled at the IGN Expo, this is one of the weirdest trailers to come out of E3 so far. The game is called Bramble: The Mountain King, which developer Dimfrost Studio describes as an "adventure / horror game focused on atmospheric environments, high-end graphics, cinematic moments and casual gaming." The trailer, a mix of size scenes and Playdead side-scrolling platforms, sets the mood brilliantly, with some surreal folk horror footage.
Not sure what to expect from Bramble. It looks like a real trip. Dimfrost says, "Throughout the game, you will embark on a journey through the dark world of Bramble, where you will meet David's heads against Goliath and explore and traverse the beautiful Nordic nature." I like that a lot of the game seems to take place in broad daylight, instead of the usual obsessed, dark woods. If you’ve seen The Wicker Man, you’ll know that popular terror is very effective on a sunny day.
The main character is a "shy boy" who, with his adventurous older sister in the trailer, sneaks out of his house at night and wanders into a nearby forest. Terrible idea. They explore an ancient ruin and fall through a basement into Bramble, "a magical, lost world." I definitely love the vibes here. There is no release date other than 2022, but yes wish list on Steam now if you do.