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Journey into terror with The Chant on PC And Consoles from November 3rd.
Pre-orders are already live.

Theale, UK – 28 September, 2022: The Chant – the single-player third person cosmic horror action adventure game launching November 3rd ­– has a brand new preview accolades video calling players to travel to a remote island on the Pacific Coast and join a spiritual retreat, which is far from a regular holiday destination.

Developed by Brass Token and published by Prime Matter, the game is said to be "a big surprise; making its way to the most anticipated upcoming titles" by Press Start from Australia and “a full blast of cosmic cultist horror” by the German outlet ingame.

Watch the trailer here.

Diverse international media had the chance to put their “hands on” The Chant for the first time during Gamescom, held in Cologne (Germany) at the end of August.

The game is set on Glory Island, at a remote spiritual retreat. After a group ritual goes wrong and awakens The Gloom (a colourful psychedelic dimension of terror that feeds off negative energy), the main character, Jess, must face her own fears to reverse the ritual. "Brass Token has put a lot of care into the game”, highlights Wccftech from the US.

To survive, players must craft, fight, and escape the sinister legacy of an older 1970s cult, and the spiritual and physical beings they unleashed. The game is, IGN France says, “the new gem from Prime Matter".

Mike Skupa, Creative Director says, “It’s been inspiring to hear people’s impressions after playing The Chant. Seeing fans of the genre reference inspirations from classic survival horror games to weird fiction and beyond reminds us why we created this game in the first place”.

The Chant is "looking and sounding pretty interesting" (PushSquare, UK), since it is a thrilling blend of twisted and colourful characters and a 70s inspired atmospheric soundtrack designed by the renowned composer Paul Ruskay.

Pre-order & Limited Edition

The Chant´s digital pre-order is already live. Bonuses for pre-ordering before release include a 1970s themed in-game VFX filter mode and an exclusive 1970s inspired spiritual retreat outfit.

Additionally, physical Limited Edition pre-orders will include the psychedelic soundtrack, created by the renowned composer Paul Ruskay, and The Glory Island Art Book. Find more information at retailers stores and through the official website:

The Chant is a cosmic horror action adventure game developed by Brass Token and published by Prime Matter, launching on Xbox Series X/S, PS5 and PC on November 3rd

Assets can be found here.

For more on The Chant, visit the official website and follow The Chant on Twitter and Instagram.

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About Prime Matter
Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Prime Matter the premium gaming label dedicated to delivering a range of diverse and immersive games from amazing gaming development talent all around the globe.
Working across projects of all styles, scopes and sizes, single-player, co-op to live ops, from producing to publishing, from ambitious teams taking their first step that need full support without compromising their dream to larger established successful studios searching that next step in the global market and building of brands.
Prime Matter looks to lead through creativity, expression and passion, with games that will grip and enchant with enthralling story-telling, winning an audience with its incredible moments and larger-than-life experiences. Prime Matter is a proud member of PLAION.
PLAION is a leading independent developer and producer of games and entertainment products, with ten development studios and five publishing units based all over the world. Founded in 1994 as Koch Media, PLAION offers a unique breadth of services and solutions, dynamically growing its business to push ourselves and our partners to the forefront in all the segments we operate in.

PLAION runs a multi-label strategy, with fully owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.

Additionally - as a global publishing partner - PLAION has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many others.

With its parent company in Höfen, Austria - and the HQ in Munich, Germany - PLAION owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.

PLAION owns ten game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL, USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham, UK), Fishlabs (Hamburg, DE), Warhorse Studios (Prague, CZ), Milestone (Milan, IT), Voxler (Paris, FR) , DigixArt (Montpellier, FR), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów, PL), Free Radical Design (Nottingham, UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, NL). Additionally, PLAION collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.

Part of PLAION is also PLAION PICTURES, a leading independent film distributor in Europe with a library of more than 1.400 titles. Further business operations include Sola Media, a sales agency and production company for family entertainment, Spotfilm Networx, a multi-channel streaming network, and a sub-label dedicated to Japanese animation.

PLAION also owns the leading video game merchandise company DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg, USA and Munich, DE) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, CZ.

PLAION is an Embracer Group company.