Noir-Inspired Psychological Thriller “Loretta” Coming to PC, Consoles

On Tuesday, DANGEN Entertainment announced that their upcoming psychological thriller game Loretta is coming soon to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbone, as well as Steam PC.

Inspired by film noir and featuring a minimalist, pixelated art style, Loretta puts players in the shoes of a 1940s woman who is driven to violence by betrayal and the unfaithfulness of her husband (stay true, fellas!).

Here is the official breakdown of Loretta from DANGEN:

Loretta is a psychological thriller that would make the player an accessory to the heroine’s crimes and would lead her through a self-crafted nightmare. This story is about a woman, dealing with betrayal, her husband’s infidelity, relationships problems and a difficult social situation of the 1940s.

Conceptually and aesthetically, the game is inspired by the American art of the twentieth century, the works of Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper, film noir of the 40s-50s, thrillers by Alfred Hitchcock, the Philip Ridley movie “The Reflecting Skin”, the books “1922” by Stephen King and “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov.

Loretta is a story-driven adventure game, interactive fiction in which gameplay focuses on choosing dialogue options, interacting with objects, and making decisions: planning the murder(s) and getting rid of the evidence.

In the development, the main challenge for me is creating an unusual heroine. Loretta does horrible things during the game, and you can influence the severity of them. Each decision you make will have consequences.

Sooner or later in life, every person faces betrayal, poverty, and other challenges of fate. Everyone tries to settle them in their own way, but what if one goes all-in? Loretta dears to try. It’s a story of a person fighting with their desires. It’s about frustration, lies, betrayal, relationships between man and woman, creativity, crimes, mysteries and even… love.

Loretta is coming soon to Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbone, and Steam PC.

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