Madmind Studio, a new game development studio founded this year, announced its first title called Agony -- a first-person survival horror game set in hell. Their official website is now online with more information on the game, as well as the first teaser trailer.
From the art and the premise, some may be reminded of the 2010 hack-and-slash title Dante's Inferno by EA and Visceral Games. However, Agony will be less about combat and focus more on exploration and storytelling.
The player assumes the role of a tormented soul within the depths of hell with no memory of his past. While the main character may be in what is indeed the worst place to be in existence, he will have a special ability to control people on their path and even possess lesser demons.
Exploring the extremely hostile environment and interacting with the other souls who are suffering the same fate are the main components of the gameplay. As more is revealed, the player will soon discover a way to escape this hell — a meeting with an entity known as The Red Goddess.
While still new, Madmind is not without credentials. It's currently manned by nine veteran game developers with prior experience on titles like The Witcher 3, The Division, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, and many others.
Aside from the trailer and the official website, they have not revealed other information regarding the project. Agony is set for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017.