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Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: Shiro Unlimited
Developer: Atelier QDB
Release Date: May 31, 2023

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'Decarnation' Comes To Nintendo Switch And PC In May 2023 - Trailer

by Rainier on March 23, 2023 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT

Decarnation is a story rich adventure horror game where you solve cryptic puzzles, fight disturbing enemies, explore a phantasmagorical world of dreams and nightmares, and face the most terrifying monsters from the darkest parts of your soul.

Paris, 1990. Gloria is at the end of her rope. A struggling cabaret dancer dealing with the fraying of her relationships, career, and self-esteem, she takes on a new artistic endeavor sponsored by a mysterious benefactor. Would the generous proposal be Gloria's lucky break, or something worse? A survival story with layered psychological stakes, Decarnation explores the contrast between battling limitations in the physical realm, and the subconscious landscapes one can't escape.

Decarnation is an emotional, startling story-driven experience that will keep you on your toes until the very end.

Wade through surreal interpretations of Gloria’s regular haunts, brought to vivid permanence in her deteriorating mind. Phantasmagorical delusion permeates the air, forcing her to confront hideous anthropomorphizations of her greatest struggles. Complete puzzles and minigames only the strongest can stomach to escape real and metaphorical monstrosities. 

Complex themes surrounding relationships, career, self-esteem, and the struggles of life fill this somber tale. Overcome a mix of over 15 different systems and kinds of gameplay, including rhythm, puzzles, stealth sequences, and more to find the goodness amongst the gore in this adventure through the depths of a darkened soul.

Immerse in the bone-chilling pixel art setting with a thoughtfully-crafted soundtrack from stellar minds such as Fleur & Bleu and other partners. Move through disturbing levels to witness how the most beloved 2D survival-horror and adventure-horror games as well as cult movies from Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue and David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive blend together to making one uncanny experience.

Revealed during Future Games Show Spring 2023, Decarnation will petrify PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch players in May 2023.

“Decarnation’s grave story, lovecraftian world, and evocative messages are about to unfold,” said Quentin De Beukelaer, founder of Atelier QDB. “Get ready to explore levels that blur the ever-thinning lines between fantasy and reality, and experience the truth of humanity when facing some of the darkest creatures and circumstances imaginable this May!”

Decarnation will be available with English, French, German,  Polish, Spanish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese language support. 

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