Press release


 Get ready for a disturbing narrative adventure that will lead you to the edge of madness

Watch the launch trailer here


Paris, December 16th, 2021 – Microids is proud to announce today the release of the new narrative adventure game from Pendulo Studios, Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo. Loosely based on the famous director's movie of the same name, the game presents itself as a narrative experience and is now available on PC (Steam & GOG). The console release will take place in 2022. Watch the Launch Trailer! Fully dubbed in French, English, Spanish and German, Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo tells the trouble story of Ed Miller, a writer who escaped unscathed from a car crash in the Brody Canyon, California, now in the grip of intense vertigo. Convinced he just lost his wife and daughter in the crash, Ed starts a therapy and reluctantly begins confiding in with a psychiatrist: doctor Julia Lomas. Julia will have to fight against Ed’s reluctance to dive deep into his memory and find out the hidden truth. Players will also have the chance to follow the Cerro Lake’s sheriff’s investigation as he tries to solve this mystery. Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo is an invitation to discover more about this dizzy spell and its origins. The game is a true introspective experience that will challenge the players’ own sense of sanity.

Game features:

  • An exclusive, original story about obsession, memory, manipulation, and madness, freely inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Vertigo
  • Live a powerful narrative experience paying tribute to the visual and storytelling techniques of Hitchcock
  • Investigate through the vision of three characters: everyone has a different story to tell
  • Explore several timelines to cross-check the events and separate reality from deceptive memories

Digital Deluxe Edition content

  • A digital artbook
  • The game’s original soundtrack
  • The Steam avatars of Ed, Julia and Nick
  • Wallpapers
  • In-game filters

Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo is developed by Pendulo Studios, the successful team behind Runaway (2003), The Next Big Thing (2011), Yesterday (2012), Yesterday Origins (2016) and recent Blacksad: Under the Skin in 2019. The game is now available on PC (Steam & GOG) and will launch on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, consoles Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2022.


Prepare yourself for a disturbing investigation inside the human mind: Truth is sometimes worse than madness…


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About Microids Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now focuses on 4 major areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Studios, Benoît Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane), Microids has become a major player in international video games. Taking inspiration from legendary titles, including Asterix & Obelix, and Titeuf, Garfield, Fort Boyard, XIII and Blacksad, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures which give gamers the chance to play as some of their most beloved characters.

About Reeder Brand Management RBM is a Los Angeles-based entertainment and rights representation consultancy. We work with leading global brands and their advertising agencies to provide access to the world’s most iconic music and celebrity talent for use in all forms of advertising, marketing, promotion, PR, internal communications and product-related projects. RBM’s rights representation group directly manages the personality rights of iconic personas including Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Chris Farley, Bo Derek and Evel Knievel.

About Pendulo Studios Founded in 1993, Pendulo Studios revitalized the adventure genre with the million-selling, multi-awarded series Runaway in the early 2000s. Later on, they turned to the genre of interactive thrillers and gathered a huge amount of praise with the Yesterday saga and Blacksad: Under the Skin, the first videogame adaptation of the Eisner-awarded comic-books by Canales and Guarnido. They are currently developing Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo, inspired by the cinematographic universe of the master of suspense.