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New Story Trailer for SOMA is Sure to Creep You Out

Frictional Games has released the latest trailer for SOMA, their upcoming survival horror game.

Featured above, the new trailer finally gives us a closer look at the narrative in the PlayStation 4 and PC game. Thankfully, there isn’t much spoiled, although it’s still quite a creepy trailer.

Creative director Thomas Grip talked up the game’s inspiration over on the PlayStation Blog:

“Enter the strange world of Anosognosia. After a stroke, some people will have one of their arms go limp, and are unable to move it. But the weird thing is that they will deny this has happened to them. If a doctor asks them whether they can move their limp arm, they will say “yes” and then act as if they just did just that when in fact it just stayed still. If probed further, they will start making excuses, such as “I do not feel like it right now,” or even deny that the arm is theirs! Yet apart from denying their injury, their cognitive abilities and self-knowledge are otherwise perfectly fine.”

SOMA is launching this coming Tuesday, September 22nd.

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6 comments
  1. Tubsiwub
    Tubsiwub
    September 20, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    Looks neat, but a bit generic.

  2. ReaperX30
    ReaperX30
    September 20, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Nice! I’ll get it on PC like all the other titles from them.

  3. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    September 20, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    I really hope it’s better than A Pig Machine. Looks like it could be very cool.
    One of the people who goes to my church had a stroke years back. That synopsis isn’t for every stroke victim but the concept of active denial of disability or trauma despite KNOWING that something is wrong IS a very real and psychologically scary thing.

    It’s worse than phantom limb syndrome, since as horrific as that is, through some therapy it can be healed. This type of denial, however, can never be healed unless the victim chooses to want to heal, and sadly most would rather kill themselves first.

  4. tBanzai
    tBanzai
    September 21, 2015 at 4:12 am

    Should be. This is Frictional Games developing and publishing it like they did with Dark Descent. A Machine for Pigs was developed by the studio that did Dear Esther.

  5. TheCynicalReaper
    TheCynicalReaper
    September 21, 2015 at 4:21 am

    Wait, really? …That makes so much more sense to me now…

  6. CoarseHock
    CoarseHock
    September 21, 2015 at 5:00 am

    I liked the SCP inspired teasers they did. I’m hoping the twist isn’t as obvious as it seems, especially considering how this trailer is even more revealing. Not that it really needs a twist to be compelling, but it would be disappointing to know exactly how it’s gonna play out already.