Shiro Unlimited and Atelier QDB announced horror narrative game Decarnation launches on May 31 for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam. The new horror title includes 10 original tracks by renowned Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka. Yamaoka’s other works include The Medium and Lollipop Chainsaw.
Decarnation was inspired by iconic 2D adventure-horror games, cult movies from David Lynch, and manga by Junji Ito. Players will control struggling cabaret dancer Gloria in a horrifying macabre 2D adventure. Solve dangerous puzzles, evade menacing creatures, and survive maddening mini-games to survive and progress through the story of Decarnation. Akira Yamaoka joined the project during development since it directly drew inspiration from his favorite works. Fans may enjoy 10 new tracks composed by Yamaoka for Decarnation.
“The Silent Hill aesthetic and mood have played a crucial role in shaping my creative work on Decarnation.” said creative director Quentin De Beukelaer in a press release. “Therefore, having the opportunity to receive assistance from the talented and generous master Yamaoka-san is a tremendous honor.
“Decarnation incorporates elements of Japanese culture, which makes Yamaoka-san’s involvement all the more rewarding. His musical compositions are a blend of instrumental, mechanical, and organic sounds that are truly impressive. Alongside our primary composer, Corentin Brasart, we never tire of listening to Yamaoka-san’s creations. Even after nearly 25 years since the first Silent Hill game, Yamaoka-san continues to reign supreme as a creative mastermind.”
“I am delighted to have been able to take part in Decarnation’s development, which draws its inspiration from works that are extremely dear to me, such as ‘Moju: The Blind Beast‘ by Edogawa Rampo.” said Akira Yamaoka. “It is one of my favourite novels and has inspired many of my personal creations. In many ways, Decarnation reminds me of this work, and I have developed a special connection with this game. I sincerely hope that players will enjoy it as much as I do!”
Lastly, check out the new trailer below via Shiro Unlimited: