There’s a lady in the water with a new trailer for Martha is Dead, coming this year

Yesterday, Wired Productions in collaboration with LKA released a new E3 trailer for its upcoming psychological thriller Martha is Dead. The game will be released for PlayStation and Xbox consoles as well as PC later this year. Featuring a real-life legend, the story trailer showcases the tale of The White Lady, with an ominous feel throughout the game.

‘The White Lady’, the spirit of a murdered, tortured soul whose one goal is to seek a moment’s relief by dragging others into the water to suffer the same fate…

Video games publisher, Wired Productions and leading Italian studio, LKA, today lift the lid on a brand new trailer for forthcoming first-person psychological thriller Martha Is Dead, titled ‘Tale of The White Lady’.

This story trailer depicts the beautiful relationship between Giulia and her Nanny, and the loving way which the child cajoles the nanny in order to tell the tale of ‘The White Lady’ – a drowned maiden, murdered in a fit of jealousy by her lover who now stalks the shores of the lake where she suffered in her final moments, looking to drag others towards a similar demise.

What makes this trailer even more chilling: This particularly savage story is based on a real-life Italian legend, passed down from one generation to the next in much the same manner as in the trailer.

Serving as the latest reveal ahead of the 2021 launch of Martha Is Dead on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, Wired Productions and LKA also revealed play will be accompanied by a progressive, haunting soundtrack, in part from Danish group Between Music, with music created by performers playing custom made instruments whilst the band is completely submerged underwater – a suitably sodden setting for Martha Is Dead.

It’s a process that delivers a powerful yet dark composition and a truly unique score – one bolstered further by the appearance of talented Italian composer Francesca Messina – AKA Femina Ridens – whose tracks feature a vintage style that compliments Martha Is Dead’s 1940s setting – and Aseptic Void, who also composed for the critically acclaimed The Town of Light.

“We’re excited to be able to reveal more and more of Martha is Dead as we head towards launch, with this latest trailer helping to set the tone for what’s to come,” offers Luca Dalco, Founder & Director, LKA. “The soundtrack is also incredibly important when it comes to supporting play with the right atmosphere, and we can’t wait for gamers to engage all of their senses with play.”

Built in Unreal® Engine 4, Martha is Dead combines real-world locations, working in links to historical events, superstition, folklore, and deep psychological distress.

Check out the trailer above, and stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

Elisha Deogracias is an aspiring accountant by day, freelance writer by night. Before writing for Gaming Trend, he had a small gig on the now defunct Examiner. When not being a third wheel with his best friends on dates or yearning for some closure on Pushing Daisies, he's busy catching up on shonen manga and wacky rhythm games. Mains R.O.B. in Smash. Still doesn't know if he's a kid or a squid.

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