I'm not sure what it is about Scandinavia, but they sure do seem to love their dark themes and horror. There's nothing wrong with that, of course, especially if you're a fan of the genre. And if you're looking for a new horror-based RPG to scare you, you might just want to look into Vaesen. It's a new Nordic Horror RPG that will be coming out later this month from Free League Publishing.
From the article:
Free League Publishing, creators of the ALIEN roleplaying game, today announced that the official release of Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying will happen on July 28. A brand new roleplaying game line based on the works of illustrator and author Johan Egerkrans, the Vaesen RPG offers an exciting take on Gothic folklore horror with a unique Nordic twist.
The core rulebook, along with a GM Screen and map, a card pack and a set of custom dice, is already available for pre-order in the Free League webshop. All pre-orders get early access to the full PDF of the game. The game will be available in general retail worldwide soon.
Written by award-winning author Nils Hintze (Tales From the Loop RPG) and based on the work of Swedish illustrator and author Johan Egerkrans, Vaesen presents a dark Gothic setting steeped in Nordic folklore and old myths of Scandinavia. The game mechanics use an adapted version of the award-winning Year Zero Engine. The game was funded in a very successful Kickstarter last fall, gaining the support of close to 4,000 backers.
In the Vaesen RPG, the players step into the roles of 19th century investigators in the Mythic North. They have all been born with the Sight, and are able to see what normal people cannot. Embarking on journeys to remote villages in the wilderness, the players will uncover the secrets of the Mythic North. Armed with nothing but their courage, conviction, and ability to see the supernatural, they will face the creatures of the forest.