Nearly a year after it was announced, the Neil Gaiman-inspired video game Wayward Manor at long last has a release date: July 15. That’s just 15 days from now, for those keeping count.
Originally scheduled to debut last fall, the game experienced a bit of a delay. However, according to the official website, it was worth the wait: “Although it was a difficult decision to delay the release of the game, we did it with the knowledge that we were creating an even more immersive, enjoyable experience for amazing fans like yourself. Because, hey, you deserve the best, as your enthusiasm for Neil’s first game has only been outdone by your patience. Now, it’s time to reward your forbearance and open the doors for haunting.”
It appears 2013 is going to be another banner year for Neil Gaiman: He’s already following the release of a new novel with a highly anticipated return to The Sandman, and now comes word that he’s writing a video game.
In an interview with Mashable, the author reveals he’s working with the video game companies Odd Gentlemen and Moonshark on a multiplatform game titled Wayward Manor that centers on a haunted house. Set for release this fall, it follows a ghostly resident of the manor as he encounters the various owners and tenants of the house over a 200-year period. Sounds scary? Gaiman’s got more for you than just horror.