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The Town of Light

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Wired Productions
Release Date: Spring 2018

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'The Town of Light' (ALL) Comes To Nintendo Switch As Deluxe Edition - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2018 @ 8:15 a.m. PST

The Town of Light is a first-person psychological horror adventure set in a former psychiatric hospital based on real events and places.

The Town of Light is a first-person, psychological story-driven adventure game set in the Volterra Psychiatric Asylum – a former mental treatment facility based in Tuscany, Italy. The asylum was shut down in the late 1970s due to an Italian law that instructed all asylums to close completely and give back patients their civil rights.

You are a 16 years old schizophrenic girl. Your mind is a mess. You are there, alone with few memories, in the darkness, with your fears and loneliness. You don't know where you are, why you are there, who you are… You ask yourself “I'm sick, imprisoned, or…?” You can only feel that you are in one of the creepiest places in the world: the place of no return.

Renèe’s voice guides you in the game and through her eyes the player will live her story, her fears and her personal drama to never forget. The player will try to recreate her personality, freely exploring the environment, finding documents, reliving her hallucinations. The player can explore thousands of square meters inside the pavilions and dozens of hectares outside, faithfully recreated in 3D to shake the conscience and to immerse the player in an environment that led him to reflect on his own mental sanity. Oculus Rift adds a new dimension to the fear!

The Deluxe Edition builds on The Town of Light’s 2017 console release with a collection of documentary content, allowing inquisitive players to learn about the hospital at Volterra and the lives of its patients, for the first time within the game’s release.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support The Town of Light has received around the world,” said Leo Zullo, Managing Director, Wired Productions, “we are delighted to continue our journey with LKA and to bring The Town of Light, a game which has provoked valuable discussion around its subject matter, to an even greater audience.”

“We created The Town of Light to talk about mental health,” said Luca Dalcò, Studio Head at LKA, “bringing the game once again to an all new format allows us to continue that mission. Our relationship with Wired continues to go from strength to strength.”

“I find myself without my skin and every breath of wind is excruciatingly painful.”

“The shadow of the past are waiting for you inside these walls, drenched with fear, distress and tears. The light that blind the mind dissolves the line between reason and madness. Are you going to find the switch of the darkness?”

Key Features:

  • Based on true story and true place: one of the biggest asylum in Europe, a place of no return.
  • No jump-scares, no monsters, no open doors with keys to find, no psychiatric institutions meant such as luna park.
  • Different ways to experience the game according to the mental illness evolution.
  • Oculus Rift support revolutionizes the game play for incredible immersive gaming experience.

Already available on PS4, Xbox One and PC, The Town of Light, rated M for Mature, is coming to Nintendo Switch in Spring 2018, in physical and digital formats.

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