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Here's when you'll be able to play spooky new Welsh stealth horror, Maid of Sker

(Image credit: Wales Interactive)

First-person survival horror, Maid of Sker, is out on July 28, 2020, on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

The Welsh-flavoured horror yarn – which will launch digitally for Steam but will offer both physical and digital editions for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 – is inspired by the haunting Welsh folklore tale of Elisabeth Williams and takes place in the Sker Hotel in 1898. You play as Thomas Evans, a "musician who is thrust into a terrifying battle to save the woman he loves".

"Maid of Sker is a first-person survival horror, set in a remote hotel with a gory and macabre history from British folklore," teases the video description. "Armed with only a defensive sound device, you’ll utilise stealth tactics to avoid death amongst a cult of sound-based AI enemies."

Here, take a peek at the spooky going-ons for yourself:

"Expect a story of forbidden love within a family empire driven by torture, slavery, piracy and a supernatural mystery that suffocates the grounds of Sker House," the developer adds.

As for that other mysterious horror we're all waiting for? Even though the number is in the logo, Resident Evil 8 is actually called Resident Evil Village. As Connor explained earlier this week, the unusual naming decision was explained in a new Interview.

"You could call the actual Village another character in the game, and we did that because we would like players to understand that," the game's producers Tsuyoshi Kanda and Peter Fabiano explained.

"Well, it's still the eighth in the series, and we're treating it as such," Kanda said. "You can even see the roman numeral 8 in the game logo, so it's Resident Evil 8 - just not in name."

There's a lot to get excited about in gaming this year. Here are the upcoming games of 2020 we really just can't wait for.

Vikki Blake
Part of GR+'s news crew, Vikki is a (jumpy) survival horror survivalist with a penchant for sci-fi, shooters, thrillers, and a strong cup of Yorkshire tea. A committed Guardian and Spartan, she's terrible at FPSs, but loves 'em all the same.