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Xbox Series X horror game The Medium looks terrifying

It’s also full of dual-dimensional strangeness

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Big-budget horror games are a rarity, but The Medium is bringing scares to the Xbox Series X. The game was first announced earlier this year, but we didn’t get our first look at it until the trailer debuted during the Inside Xbox reveal event on Thursday morning.

The game appears to star a young medium who can travel between the physical and spiritual realms. But it seems that dark things are waiting on either side.

The trailer flashes between these two different dimensional realities constantly. In the more normal physical reality, our hero appears to get tragic news about her pregnancy along with a brief flash of a knife. Meanwhile, in the other reality, which is more sepia-toned, we see glimpses of massive alien monsters that seems to have destroyed the world.

The game will also feature dual soundtracks that will accompany its two different realities. One of these soundtracks will be written by Arkadiusz Reikowski who has worked with Bloober team before on games like Layers of Fear and Observer. The second soundtrack will be handled by Akira Yamaoka the composer of several games in the Silent Hill series.

Bloober Team, the game’s developer, is no stranger to the horror genre. In recent years the team has made games like Layers of Fear and Layers of Fear 2, Observer, which is also coming to next-gen consoles, as well as last year’s Blair Witch. Despite the studio’s experience, The Medium is still the team’s biggest and most ambitious game yet.

The Medium will be released sometime after the console’s launch later this year.

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