Sci-fi Horror Space Adventure Haunted Space Announced by Merge Games, Italian Games Factory

Haunted Space Trailer

Merge Games and Italian Games Factory have revealed their brand-new project Haunted Space which combines horror elements with sci-fi space adventure. The game will release on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The game heavily focuses on exploration, fast-paced dogfighting, trading, and ship crafting.

Customizable flight simulation and intense multi-stage boss battles are also part of the gameplay as you fly around in your own spaceship. The game’s story is set in the far future during the second age of human civilization. Humanity reached the distant Neterun galaxy and discovered a powerful energy source called Sonic Matter. A vast factory Metal Mother Facility was created to extract this precious resource however at this point, humanity figured out that they were not alone in the space.

Haunted Space

Your role in the game is that of a raider in the service of the Human Empire. You will need to traverse a treacherous galaxy, take on quests across multiple systems or simply strike out on your own to fight, explore and scavenge resources and credits. You will have your very own ship in the game which can be traded, customized, and used to right other people in the galaxy as you uncover the secrets of a galaxy haunted by an ancient civilization.

Luke Keighran, MD, Merge Games said:

We are thrilled to announce HAUNTED SPACE today. Using the power of Unreal Engine, the talented team at Italian Games Factory have created something truly stunning which we think sci-fi and space sim fans everywhere will enjoy. They have created a galaxy steeped in mystery and danger that we believe will deliver a unique and exciting experience for gamers

Check out the reveal trailer for Haunted Space below:

Ivan Venturi, Director, Game Designer & Producer, Italian Games Factory also added:

We are proud and excited to reveal HAUNTED SPACE to the world today. We’ve given shape to a world we’ve imagined for a long time; a mysterious environment, where the thrill of the unknown is mixed with a post-apocalyptic sci-fi vibe, ghostly apparitions, weird gigantic creatures, and many other things never seen before in a space game. We’ll have lots more to share in the coming months, and we hope you’ll join our raider brotherhood.

Key features of Haunted Space include:

  • Explore the Neterun Galaxy – Traverse multiple unique star systems, each filled with danger and intrigue. Play in first-person or third-person perspective as you overcome the challenges of this dangerous backwater of space
  • Experience A Deep and Epic Sci-Fi Horror Story – Neterun is full of monuments and relics left by an ancient civilization and the galaxy is haunted by their ghosts. Unravel the reasons for their presence and fight for survival against their supernatural threat in a story inspired by the dark and twisted tales of Heavy Metal and 2000AD
  • Take on The Fearsome Colossi – Overcome the odds in fierce multi-stage boss battles against ancient God-like creatures composed of organic matter and space debris
  • Make Your Mark – Trade and craft new ships and ship equipment using powerful and customizable ship modification tools – create and buy new weapons, shields, cargo containers, engines, and more
  • Next Generation Immersion – Stunning ray tracing effects and immersive audio put you in the heart of the action like never before
  • Play Your Way – In Haunted Space – The innovative co-pilot system allows you to choose the level of control you prefer, from a complete space simulation, through to a more arcade-style experience. At its maximum level, the co-pilot makes the game accessible for blind and visually impaired users, and it also supports eye-tracking

Additional details such as a release date will be announced later however, we know that Haunted Space will come out on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. You can check out the game’s Steam page and add it to your wishlist as well.

Let us know in the comments section below whether you would be interested in playing Haunted Space when it comes out or not.

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