Publisher 1C is looking forward to scaring all console players stiff with Through the Woods. After its successful release on PC, the third-person Norse horror adventure is coming to major console platforms.
Norse horror adventure with a wicked twist
Following a desperate mother in the search for her kidnapped son, Through the Woods immerses the player in the mysterious dark atmosphere of a deep forest, lit only by the moon and the cone of one’s flashlight. The forest lives a different life at night, with mythological creatures roaming the woods, making every encounter potentially a deadly one. The biggest element of fear is the unknown. It seemingly materializes from the darkness. Unidentifiable sounds penetrate the silence and the occasional hint of movement may be spotted in the shadows.
In a deeply personal narrative, the mother’s relationship with her son is gradually revealed, as she realizes what perils her young son might be facing and what is at stake. All that matters to her is finding her son and making sure he is safe. Deep in the dark woods, on her own, with many obstacles to tackle, she fights not only with the forest and its creatures but also with demons from the past buried deep inside.
About the game
Through the Woods is a third-person Norse horror adventure set in a forest on the western shore of Norway. It tells a story of a mother and her missing son. Through reactive narration, the player experiences the mother’s re-telling of the events surrounding her son’s disappearance. It is the path of a terrified woman who is forcing herself to cross this terrible place for the sole purpose of finding her son in a setting heavily influenced by Norse mythology and Norwegian folk tales.
With Through the Woods, developer Antagonist have captured the feeling of the forest as they saw it as children, with all the frightening and mysterious feelings of roaming the woods alone. This is coupled with a powerful story and high quality sound design that acts as a core mechanic in the darkness of the forest. Through the Woods is a profound experience that delivers the feeling of loneliness and loss in a terrifying place.
- Explore stunning environments and experience stories inspired by Norse mythology, Norwegian art and nature.
- Uncover dark tales of the past and present through reactive narration.
- Creative use of light and darkness generates deceptive environments.
- A frightening journey accompanied by beautiful and grim sound design.