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The upcoming “interactive movie trilogy” was due to launch on July 26, but has been delayed until August 30. The delay was announced on Twitter, with Barlow explaining why Immortality has been pushed back:
“It has taken decades for Marissa Marcel’s work to find the light of day, so we’re happy to spend a month more to ensure the experience is as polished as possible. We hope everyone anticipating the game will understand this necessary evil and continue to prepare to dig into the most complex mystery we have tried to answer yet: What happened to Marissa Marcel?”
Half Mermaid, led by Barlow, has explained that Immortality will task players with finding clues hidden within historical footage to discover what happened to actress Marissa Marcel. The scale for Immortality is far bigger than their previous efforts, and Barlow has previously stated it is “ten times more ambitious” than Telling Lies, and uses new technologies.
Here are some new screens to sustain you pic.twitter.com/IZod1rcoYH
— IMMORTALITY (new Sam Barlow game, out August 30th) (@HalfMermaid) July 13, 2022
Whilst a month delay isn’t that long in the grand scheme of things, Barlow still softened the blow for fans who were eagerly waiting for the new instalment by sharing some new screens from Immortality.
When NME spoke with Barlow back in May 2022, he stated that with Her Story he “had made a Marmite game that would really split opinion, and it didn’t, which was a huge surprise”. In regards to Immortality, Barlow went on to say that “I’m hoping this time I have actually made something that will divide opinion. We’ll see.”
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