Polish developer Sonka has released the first combat gameplay trailer for their highly-anticipated upcoming psychological survival horror game, Holstin.

After a successful announcement back In January, the team has also released a Steam demo that lets players test out the game’s combat. Seamlessly switch to an over-the-shoulder perspective to get closer to the horrors, dismember bodies, and use quick thinking and movement to avoid getting swarmed.

The new demo is available on Steam now and showcases the game’s art, combat and character design, all using Sonka’s 2XD Rendering technology which allows the team to create real-time lighting and a 3D camera in pixel art environments.

Holstin is set in an eerie, isolated 90’s Polish lakeside town in which an ominous presence has slowly enveloped everything and everyone. A close colleague of yours came here, looking for answers to a newspaper story. But after a series of incoherent and troubling messages, all contact was lost. Now you need to venture into this psyche-shattering town to find out the truth and the fate of your friend.

The game is heavily inspired by the Resident Evil and Silent Hill series with the narrative team aiming for a darker Twin Peaks feel. Holstin will be coming to PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Switch.


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