Like an unknown predator, Signalis has blipped up on my radar several times over the last few years, only to retreat back into the arctic snow. But it looks like the frosty thriller is just about ready to strike, announcing an October 27 release date at the Guerrilla Collective showcase today.
Signalis comes on the wake of a whole wave of retro horror games, sure. But it sets itself apart both in taking very direct cues from Resident Evil and Silent Hill's top down tank controls, but also in how it's absolutely dripping in vibes.
It's the cold, isolated horror of The Thing, the clunking retrofuturist machinery of Alien, the clacking analogue interfaces of Evangelion, told in a story of androids and monsters deep under a lonely icy world. It's bloody stunning to watch, is what I'm saying, and hopefully just as thrilling to actually play.
You don't even need to wait until October to try it, either. Signalis, like most games in today's Guerrilla Collective show, currently has a demo available to go and try on Steam.