Worldwide of Saturnalia, absolutely nothing is as it appears. The Italian town of Gravoi might show up charming and also humble initially glimpse, yet it holds several tricks. In a similar way, there’s even more to the 4 co-protagonists of Saturnalia than satisfies the eye. Although each of them are outsiders for various factors, they all share a typical reason: rooting out the darkness that haunts Gravoi, also if it suggests bringing their very own satanic forces right into the light.
The initial of these is Anita Giannini, rock hound extraordinaire and also the really photo of the late 80’s businesswoman. Unlike her fellow lead characters, she had no add-on to Gravoi before her arrival a year prior to the video game’s occasions. Actually, her first objective in the town was to carry out reconnaissance in the location in behalf of company mining passions excited to manipulate the bordering natural deposits. A lady of her guarantee and also self-confidence isn’t quickly prevented, in issues both specialist and also individual– so possibly it was inescapable that she would certainly discover herself associated with an illegal event with none apart from Damiano, the wedded community sacristan. First of Saturnalia, she’s uncovered that she’s with kid, and also regardless of the conflict certain to occur if her event was revealed, she’s established to maintain the child.
The conventional worths of Gravoi are at probabilities with Anita’s imperturbable personality, yet there are various other, darker pressures at the office that also she can not disregard.
On the other hand, Paul Izem is a kid of Gravoi, also if he really did not understand it for a lot of his life. After his biological mother passed away under mystical scenarios while he was still a baby, Paul was quickly taken on by a family members in Iglesias, a city in southerly Sardinia. Just after finding a letter advising his adoptive moms and dads to never ever allow him go back to Gravoi does he oppose that really demand and also start an individual objective to figure out the fact regarding what took place to his mommy and also papa. To stay clear of elevating the uncertainties of a community currently distrustful of outsiders, Paul utilizes his career as a photographer to secure his real intention, asserting he’s servicing a function for a visitor publication also as he silently looks for hints regarding his past. Little bit does he understand that his cam will certainly be of vital relevance in recording the scary prowling in Gravoi …
Quick to place on a take on face, Paul conceals his instability equally as he conceals his genuine inspiration in concerning the town. Yet the various other lead characters of Saturnalia do not precisely share his self-consciousness.
Sergio Aulas was birthed and also increased in Gravoi, yet left for Manchester when he was just sixteen. At the time, his separation looked like something to be commemorated: an opportunity to examine abroad spent for by the kindness of Bruno Bissani, the lord and also proprietor of the castle in Gravoi. Yet truthfully, this had not been a chance, yet an expatriation: uncovered in bed with Bisssani by the lord’s very own better half, Sergio was sent out to England as a way of hiding the rumor, at the advising of his papa. Thirty years later on, he’s come to be an effective computer system designer, going back to Gravoi just to take care of his iron lung-bound papa. Withdrawn and also logical, Sergio is naturally annoyed by the reactionary standards of his home town, specifically as a gay guy no more obliged to conceal his sexuality. Yet inspired by his responsibility to his ill papa, along with his sticking around inquisitiveness regarding the destiny of his previous fan– that’s given that gone away– Sergio has no selection yet to return himself back right into the neighborhood and also secret of Gravoi.
Yet Sergio is likewise covertly fighting a morphine dependency, which he deals with by taking his papa’s medication. If he wishes to discover the solutions he looks for, he’ll require the one point he’s most discomfited by: the assistance of others.
Claudia Mirai prefer to experience in silence than request assistance. Greater than anybody else in Saturnalia, she dislikes Gravoi: as a sixteen-year-old punk, she understands she was created greater than simply tending her papa’s bar, and also the archaic society of her remote home town suppresses her to the factor of exasperation. Yet it’s not simply vibrant disobedience forming her worldview. As a kid, she stumbled onto a dreadful scene: her auntie, outfitted in her bridal gown and also hanging from the centenary olive tree in the old nuragic location right outside the town. The view left Claudia with uncomfortable injury she can never ever be devoid of, as did the omerta (the Southern Italian code of silence) that adhered to, when her papa and also the various other townsfolk declined to recognize the fatality as a self-destruction. Ever since, she’s stood in raw resistance to every establishment in her neighborhood, be it patriarchal worths or spiritual guideline. She’s bold and also just straightens herself with those she considers as against the system– yet truthfully, her resentment is a coping device for her uncomfortable memories and also her bitter connection with her papa. Her desire is to leave Gravoi and also start a brand-new life someplace away from every little thing she’s ever before recognized.
In order for that desire to find real, nonetheless, she needs to make it with the evening of the winter season solstice.
Alone, each of these personalities can just do so a lot. With each other, they stand an opportunity to discover the secret of Gravoi and also run away Saturnalia.
The group below at Santa Ragione is placing the completing touches to the video game, and also we can not await you to play it. Saturnalia launches for Xbox One and also Xbox Collection X|S on October 27th, 2022.