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Microids is excited to share a brand new trailer for Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo, the game, freely inspired by the eponymous movie, introducing for the first time the thriller’s main characters. Discover about the character’s motivation and their relationship at the core of this new kind of narrative experience where confusion and doubt play a key role.

Find Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo on Steam

Crafted entirely with in-game footage, this new story trailer introduces the writer Ed Miller, a car accident survivor suffering from intense vertigo. Convinced he just lost his wife and daughter in the crash, Ed starts therapy and reluctantly begins confiding in with a psychiatrist: doctor Julia Lomas. Julia will have to fight against Ed’s reluctance to dive deep into his memory and find out the hidden truth. Players will also have the chance to follow Cerro Lake’s sheriff’s investigation as he tries to solve this mystery.

Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo is an invitation to discover more about this dizzy spell and its origins. The game is a truly introspective experience that will challenge the players’ own sense of sanity.

Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo is being developed by Pendulo Studios (RunawayYesterday OriginsBlacksad: Under the Skin…) and will launch on December 16th, 2021 on PC. The game will come out in 2022 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One consoles, and Nintendo Switch.

Digital Deluxe Edition content

  • A digital artbook
  • The game’s original soundtrack
  • The Steam avatars of Ed, Julia and Nick
  • Wallpapers
  • In-game filters

On top of this, Faye and Petronius the cat avatars will be offered as pre-order bonuses.

Game features

  • An exclusive, original story about obsession, memory, manipulation, and madness, freely inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Vertigo
  • Live a powerful narrative experience paying tribute to the visual and storytelling techniques of Hitchcock
  • Investigate through the vision of three characters: everyone has a different story to tell
  • Explore several timelines to cross-check the events and separate reality from deceptive memories

About Microids

Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now focuses on 4 major areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming, and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Studios, Benoît Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly, and Pierre Adane), Microids have become a major player in international video games. Taking inspiration from legendary titles, including Asterix & Obelix, and Titeuf, Garfield, Fort Boyard, XIII, and Blacksad, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures which give gamers the chance to play as some of their most beloved characters.

About Reeder Brand Management

RBM is a Los Angeles-based entertainment and rights representation consultancy. We work with leading global brands and their advertising agencies to provide access to the world’s most iconic music and celebrity talent for use in all forms of advertising, marketing, promotion, PR, internal communications, and product-related projects. RBM’s rights representation group directly manages the personality rights of iconic personas including Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Chris Farley, Bo Derek, Evel Knievel, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Johnny Cash.

About Pendulo Studios

Founded in 1993, Pendulo Studios revitalized the adventure genre with the million-selling, multi-awarded series Runaway in the early 2000s. Later on, they turned to the genre of interactive thrillers and gathered a huge amount of praise with the Yesterday saga and Blacksad: Under the Skin, the first videogame adaptation of the Eisner-awarded comic books by Canales and Guarnido. They are currently developing Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo, inspired by the cinematographic universe of the master of suspense.

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