On Saturday, French video game publisher Microids announced that Pendulo Studios (Blacksad: Under the Skin) is developing a psychological thriller game titled Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo. It is slated for release on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC by the end of the year.
Despite what the name implies, Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo is not a direct adaptation of Hitchcock's 1958 film. Microids released the following synopsis: "Writer Ed Miller came out unscathed from his car crash down into Brody Canyon, California. Even though no one was found inside the car wreckage, Ed insists that he was traveling with his wife and daughter. Traumatized by this event, he begins to suffer from severe vertigo. As he starts therapy, he will try to uncover what really happened on that tragic day."
Josué Monchan, narrative designer for Pendulo Studios, acknowledged in a statement that Vertigo was "a major inspiration source, whether it’s about the game’s themes, its narration, or even the visual techniques we used that clearly mirror Hitchcock’s recurrent cinematographic techniques. Vertigo is not our only frame of reference. For instance, the fact that therapy is at the core of the narrative echoes Spellbound, and some of the characters resemble protagonists from Rebecca, Psycho, and many more."
There's also a teaser:
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmm (weird commas in that tweet too)