If you’re keen on having a little mystery with your horror adventure, you’ll probably want to keep an eye on Indigo Studios’ upcoming title Charon’s Staircase. The title will release this October for for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Charon’s Staircase takes place in the 1970s, where a totalitarian regime known as The Ministry. The Ministry looks to leave behind their days of brutal rule over the populace and join the European Union. Of course, in order to do so, they have to “clean up”. You play as an agent codenamed “Desmond,” who has been sent by The Ministry to find and destroy classified documents from the Oack Grove estate that would serve as evidence of The Ministry’s tactics. However, you soon discover Project Alpha, a rather unpleasant secret that The Ministry is keen on keeping under wraps.
Featuring an atmosphere inspired by the 70s Central European era, Charon’s Staircase will have players uncovering the truth behind Project Alpha while solving puzzles and trying to make it out alive. There are some definite X-Files undertones with this one, which will no doubt get more than a few peoples’ attention.