18 April 2018
Mother’s Embrace due out early next year
After introducing a companion app to its fantastic second edition, Lovecraftian adventure board game Mansions of Madness is going fully digital with a full PC game adaptation.
Mansions of Madness: Mother’s Embrace follows the brief setup of the board game, placing a team of Scooby Doo-style investigators inside a house afflicted by visits from otherworldly monsters and various other strange goings-on.
Unlike the co-op experience on the tabletop (or all-versus-one format of the fully analogue first edition), Mother’s Embrace will be completely single-player, with one person controlling all of the characters.
It also seems like the game will feature more than a straight adaptation of the turn-based gameplay, too, showing off 3D environments that can be explored freely as the team hunts for clues to solve each mystery.
Mother’s Embrace takes place in 1926, and features returning Arkham Horror Files investigators Jenny Barnes, Roland Banks and Harvey Walters in an as-yet unspecified mansion somewhere in the classic Lovecraftian town.
Whether the video game will be broken up into various different scenarios and environments (as in the board game) or offer more of a longer, connected campaign is unclear.
Indie studio Luckyhammers is developing the game, which is due for release on PC and Mac via Steam at the beginning of 2019.