Publisher Bigben Interactive and developer Frogwares have released a new trailer for The Sinking City dubbed “A Close Shave,” which divulges more elements about protagonist and private investigator Charles Winfield Reed’s mental state, his interaction with the sprawling open city of Oakmont, and the game’s unsettling atmosphere.
Here is an overview of the character, via Bigben Interactive:
Charles W. Reed is a private investigator in New England in the 1920s. Tortured by his past and otherworldly visions, he finds himself in Oakmont, Massachusetts, seeking salvation from the creeping insanity that afflicts him. The city of Oakmont, once a trade harbor known for its lucrative smuggling business, now lives in secluded isolation from the rest of the world under a flood of supernatural origins. In this place of decay and superstition; players will have to deal with the dregs of mankind, follow clues they wish they had never found and unveil a cosmic horror threatening the world itself.
Watch the trailer below.