Veteran board game developer Asmodee Digital (Terraforming Mars, Scythe, Gloomhaven) announced today that they will be releasing a digital Arkham Horror game next year. Not based on the board game, this one seems to be more akin to a video game. Called Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace, it will be a “squad-based narrative adventure game offering a mix of exploration, investigation and tactical RPG combat phases set in the Lovecraftian universe.”
The game will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and Nintendo Switch in for $19.99. No word on whether it will be available for PS5 and Xbox Series X. Not much else has been revealed about the game, other than a handful of screenshots and flavor text. But I’m always up for another game set in the Mythos. So I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for more info on this one.
Here is what we know so far:
The year is 1926, and a professor of astronomy is found dead in her mansion, the apparent victim of a heinous murder. Players must pick from 12 of the most iconic protagonists from the Arkham Horror universe, each with a unique skill set, and assemble a team of investigators to uncover the secrets behind this mysterious death.
As investigators face off against Lovecraftian horrors, they will descend deeper into the depths of madness, affecting their level of sanity and causing traumas that will impact the course of their investigation. Along with facing curious science, living nightmares and a sinister cult, players will combat an array of enemies in turn-based combat, all while attempting to retain their sanity. Developed by Artefacts Studio and featuring an original story, Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace plunges players into the engrossing pulp world of 1920s America to combat unseen supernatural and psychological horrors true to the Lovecraftian spirit.