A single-player horror game with permadeath is coming in 2020 to consoles.
Song of Horror

Song of Horror offers up a fairly unique spin on the old horror game tropes. Unlike many other single-player horror experiences, when death takes your character in this one, they're gone for good. Today, Raiser Games and Protocol Games announced that their take on the survival horror genre will be launching on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Q2 2020.

This announcement arrives just a few days ahead of the release of the PC version's third chapter on Friday, December 13. This third chapter is actually inspired by the 2005 survival-horror game, Obscure. The dev team says that PC players that buy all five chapters will get the same content and updates delivered to them as in the Complete Edition. They say that the cheapest way to get all five chapters is to pick up the Founder Limited Edition for $19.99 (USD). This specific package is only available until the end of December.

In Song of Horror, you attempt to play through each chapter as one of four potential characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Should your character die at any point, you can "continue" playing as any of the remaining characters for the rest of the chapter. Song of Horror even goes a step further with this mechanic. As the game is broken down into five chapters, it is very possible that a character dying in an earlier chapter means they will not show up in later chapters.

The first two chapters were released together on Steam in late October. The third chapter is out on December 13. The remaining two chapters will be released in January and March 2020.

In Song of Horror, you will:
  • Investigate a paranormal mystery wrapped up in a story of psychological horror.
  • Tangle with The Presence, an otherworldly entity with its own adaptive A.I. that reacts to your actions and decisions to deliver an unscripted, unpredictable slice of horror.
  • Choose between a group of unique characters, each one bringing their own point of view to play with a different relationship with both the story and other characters.
  • When characters die, they die for good, but the horror continues...
  • ...with the investigation picked up by a new character, tackling the story from a unique perspective, but one affected by their predecessor’s actions.
  • Explore haunted, sinister locations to gather clues to piece together the mystery behind the missing Sebastian P. Husher.