Latest trailer features a track by Danish experimental group Between Music.
During E3 2021, a new trailer for upcoming first-person psychological thriller Martha is Dead was released by publisher Wired Productions.
The latest trailer, titled “Tale of the White Lady”, features Guilia and her babysitter as the latter tells the former the story of “The White Lady” – a young woman who was drowned by her jealous lover, who subsequently ended up roaming the shores of the lake where she spent her final moments, searching for new victims.
Marth is Dead combines real-world locations with historical events, superstitions, and folklore.
The game will feature “a progressive, haunting soundtrack”, as described in the press release. Artists and musicians contributing to the Martha is Dead soundtrack include Danish experimental group Between Music, and Italian composers Femina Ridens and Aseptic Void (Slender’s Woods and The Town of Light).
The “Tale of the White Lady” trailer (embedded below) features the track “Concurrently” by Between Music.
Members of the group play their specialised, subaqueous instruments while submerged in glass water tanks, occasionally resurfacing for air. A live performance of “Concurrently” is embedded below.
Femina Ridens’ music employs a vintage-style sound which developer LKA felt was a good fit for the game’s 1940s setting. Aseptic Void’s music typically has a dark and ambient sound to it, which seems to fall in line with what LKA is after in terms of the game’s atmosphere.
“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,” said Luca Dalco, LKA founder and director. “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.”
Marth is Dead will be released this year for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows.
This article was updated at 19:43 BST on 14th June, 2021.