Get a look at the dual-world action in the latest from Bloober Team.
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The studio behind the upcoming psychological horror title The Medium, Bloober Team, just released a new 14-minute long video featuring a look at gameplay. The footage showcases the dual-world gameplay that players will have to navigate their way through, along with some of the powers that players will experience when the game is released on January 28 for the Xbox Series X|S and PC.

The 14-minute long video sees Marianne, the game's titular "medium," navigating both the spirit world and the real world alternatively and simultaneously. The game features a unique split-screen dual reality gameplay system that allows you to see both worlds at the same time. Bloober Team says the split between real world, spirit world, and split world gameplay throughout the game is roughly 33% for each.

The Medium is said to be the "largest and most ambitious project to date" for Bloober Team. It's currently available for pre-order from Steam, the Epic Games Store (affiliate link), and the Microsoft Store for $49.99 (USD) with an additional 10% discount prior to launch. Pre-orders made through Steam will get The Medium OST as a bonus.

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Marianne is gifted with a number of psychic abilities she must combine to overcome the threats and obstacles of both worlds, such as the protective Spirit Shield and the more potent Spirit Blast. As she uses her powers to untangle the mystery of the Niwa resort, her investigation eventually takes her beyond the walls of the haunted hotel to other locations, including the mysterious Old Fort showcased for the first time in the new gameplay.

The video also gives players a taste of gameplay encounters against The Maw, the main antagonist voiced by Troy Baker, and reveals one of its unique abilities. Deceitful and insatiable, The Maw just like Marianne can travel between the real and the spirit world, thus chasing Marianne across both realities. In the spirit world, The Maw is visible and can easily spot Marianne, while she can defend herself with the Spirit Blast. However, travelling to the material world makes The Maw invisible but also blind, so it relies solely on hearing to locate its prey there.