Saturnalia – the immersive multi-character survival horror from acclaimed developer Santa Ragione – finally has a release date and will invite PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and PC gamers into its ever-changing maze on October 27th.
We’re big fans of Santa Ragione’s previous work which includes MirrorMoon EP and Fotonica, and Saturnalia sounds just as intriguing. It’s a survival horror adventure of sorts – one heavily influenced by the folklore of Sardinia – in which players guide four different characters through a mysterious ancient village steeped in sinister rituals.
The goal of Saturnalia is to investigate and ultimately solve the mystery of the village, but there are shady things in the night that are determined to stop you. Should you be captured as one character, you can switch to another and attempt a rescue – but once all four characters are dead, the village can reassert itself and its maze-like layout will be physically reconfigured for another attempt. However, narrative and puzzle progression is retained across game-overs.
If this brief description intrigued you, there’s a much deeper look at the mechanics of Saturnalia in the newly released gameplay overview trailer above.
Saturnalia is out October 27th for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Switch and PC (via the Epic Games Store), and if you want to learn more about his changing horrors, /en_US/fbevents. js’); fbq(‘init’, ‘560747571485047’); fbq(‘init’, ‘738979179819818’); fbq(‘track’, ‘PageView’); window.facebookPixelsDone = true; window.dispatchEvent(new event(‘BrockmanFacebookPixelsEnabled’)); } window.addEventListener(‘BrockmanTargetingCookiesAllowed’, appendFacebookPixels);