This is the next game in their award-winning anthology of creepy tales that take inspiration from Malaysian and Chinese myths and culture. It centres on a young Chinese-Malaysian girl called Ting, who manages to unknowingly breach the spirit world.
Wherever Ting goes, the apparition of a child named Xiu follows her and only she can see him. Despite wanting to keep Xiu a secret, other children start to notice her peculiar behaviour earning her notoriety as a “weird” kid.
Unfolding across multiple years and rendered in an aesthetic inspired by paper puppetry from Southeast Asia, you will have the chance to follow Ting through pre-school and primary school as she navigates the perils of her home life and the mysterious spirit world.
“When we saw Cellar Vault Games’ 7PM, we knew we’d played something special,” explains Chorus Worldwide founder and CEO Shintaro Kanaoya. “Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open takes many of the concepts that were in a fledgling form in 7PM and hugely expands upon them. We can’t wait to bring this mix of Malaysian culture, coming-of-age drama, and spine-tingling story and gameplay to fans of original adventures everywhere.”
Cellar Vault Games CEO and co-founder Benny Chan adds: “To bring our stories to PC and console players around the world is a dream come true. We hope to be telling Paper Ghost Stories for a long time to come, sharing tales of Malaysian folklore with as many people as possible. We can’t wait for everyone to experience Ting’s adventure!”
Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide “early next year.”