The Medium: Exclusive New Trailer Introduces Main Characters

IGN is happy to exclusively show off a new trailer for The Medium, which reveals a little more about the upcoming next-gen horror game’s story, and helps introduce two of its key characters, the mysterious Sadness, and Troy Baker’s antagonist, The Maw.Revealed as part of Tokyo Game Show, the trailer shows us lead character Marianne across both of the realities she can perceive, introducing The Maw, and talking about the stalking entity with Sadness, “a mysterious masked girl who resides at the abandoned Niwa Hotel.”Check out the trailer below:We also have some brand new concept art to exclusively show off (click to enlarge), showing Marianne, “as she readies her psychic energy against the backdrop of the material world and the spirit world”:

The Medium – which arrives for Xbox Series X & S, and PC via Steam this holiday – comes from Bloober Team, the horror-focused studio behind Layers of Fear, Observer, and Blair Witch.

It will use next-gen power to render two separate worlds simultaneously, with players forced to solve puzzles and overcome challenges in both to proceed – all while avoiding The Maw. Storied voice actor Troy Baker has described his villain as “something I’ve never done before”, and even gave a brief demonstration of how he performs The Maw’s voice for us during Gamescom 2020.

The Medium is just one of two Bloober Team games coming to next-gen this year, with Observer: System Redux also arriving on launch day.

The Medium Xbox Games Showcase Screenshots

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