More than 40 years ago, when two sticks and a circle stretching from one side of the screen to the other was considered a game, there were also haunted house titles. Of course you had to use a little imagination.
Haunted Mansion was released on the legendary Atari in 1981 and is considered a forerunner of today’s survival horror. Our character (who was nothing more than a pair of eyes) had to enter an old mansion and retrieve the pieces of an urn. However, we would encounter all sorts of dangers there such as bats, tarantulas and even evil spirits.
Now, on October 12th, we will reimagine the game in a title more in keeping with the current times than the one for which we showed you the official trailer. As you can see, the differences between both titles are catastrophic, but some of the essence of the original is still present in this new version.
In this Haunted Mansion reboot, players take control of Lyn Graves, the precocious niece of legendary treasure hunter Zachary Graves. Lyn visits her uncle’s mansion with her closest friends and finds that the house is overrun by demons and monsters, who quickly seize her friends and take them away. To free her uncle and his friends and capture all supernatural enemies, Lyn must find the broken pieces of a magical urn and put them back together.
Through randomly generated room layouts, shifting walls, unpredictable enemy locations, and unique ghost encounters, Lyn must crawl, sneak, and fight her way through hordes of demons and eerie ectoplasm to find her friends and uncle. Each urn fragment is closely guarded by a scary boss – in isometric 3D stealth gameplay, Lyn must think quickly to overcome each challenge. When an enemy finishes her off, she returns to the entrance of the haunted house and must face an entirely new house with new enemies so that they never repeat themselves.