SIGNALIS Blends the Retro Action of Resident Evil with the Horror of Silent Hill


SIGNALIS, the upcoming classic survival horror-inspired game from developer rose-engine Hamburg-based developer rose-engine and publisher Humble Games releases tomorrow for PS4, Switch, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X via Game Pass.

The two-person developer is comprised of Barbara Wittmann and Yuri Stern, who were able to develop SIGNALIS full-time and from home starting in 2020 and during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The game’s story is as follows:

Elster, an engineer replica, awakens from his slumber to search for his lost partner and lost dream in a surreal retro sci-fi world. In a tense, brutal and tragic experience that mixes cosmic horror with classic survival horror, he discovers terrifying secrets, solves multiple mysteries, and fends off a nightmarish creature attack.


  • Classic survival horror gameplay.
  • Striking pixel-art anime aesthetic.
  • Slow-paced, creeping surreal psychological horror with a dense atmosphere.
  • Unique, Eurasian cold-war retro-tech sci-fi take on cosmic horror.
  • Highly detailed first-person event & puzzle screens.
  • Top-down exploration and combat.
  • Multilayered story weaving together personal conflict and cosmic horror.

SignalisYou can also pick up limited physical Japanese versions for PS4 and Switch via for $29.99 each. This version features an exclusive red cover artwork and includes some special pre-order bonus items we designed: a double-sided A4 poster, character portrait stickers, and an Operation Penrose button (while supplies last). Both versions work on all systems sold worldwide, though a correct regional account may be required for online features.

According to the developer, a physical release for the rest of the world for Switch and PS4 will be available on February 21st,  2023, and will be available for pre-order at local retailers. It will feature the iconic original cover artwork, and a special lenticular print “Gestalt Photograph,” resembling an important key item from the game, as a pre-order bonus item.

SIGNALIS releases on October 27th for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam, and Xbox One and Xbox Series X via Game Pass.

You can download the demo right now on Steam.

You can also check out the new Gameplay Overview below.

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SIGNALIS Blends the Retro Action of Resident Evil with the Horror of Silent Hill