Red Barrel, the indie gaming company that scared us senseless with Outlast back in 2013, is coming back in full strength. Outlast 2, the new instalment in the Outlast franchise, is programmed to be released in the fall of 2016. Outlast 2 Teaser trailer looks good, feels fantastic, but will it stand up against its older sibling?
For those who are unaware, Outlast is a first-person horror-adventure game, whose action is placed in, what seems, an abandoned and dismal asylum. But is this asylum really that empty and quiet? Players soon discover that the asylum is haunted by a supernatural entity that haunts and taunts him, chases him across dark corridors and cornering him like a rat.
Jump-scares are only but a small fraction of the game’s mechanics. Disturbing scenes, such as dusty old operating rooms with blood smeared walls, visions of human cadavers, complement each other to deliver a new level of terror to the lone adventurer.
If that is not enough to give you a good fright maybe the monsters will. Yes, that is correct! Players will encounter quite a lot of monstrous ghostly apparition when navigation the labyrinthine asylum. But there is a catch to all of this. Unlike traditional horror first-person shooters like Call of Cthulhu or Necrovision, players won’t find any weapons laying around. They only have a camera, with a limited battery life. With the use of the flash combined with the night-mode function, players must navigate dark rooms and fend of rampaging fiends.
Terror constructs its image using a multi-layered approach: the uneasiness given by the asylum itself with its blood chilling history, the sentiment that you are always vulnerable in the dark (because there are hardly any lighted passages in the game), the hauntings, the gorish apparitions and the inability to defend yourself. Basically, all you have to do is play a horrific hide-and-seek game in order to protect your life from the horror that await you out there, in the dark.
Outlast 2 promised to further improve game mechanics, overall graphics and deliver a whole new approach to the story. Outlast 2 teaser trailer welcomes players with an upside down burning cross as a mysterious and ominous voice recites a passage from the Bible.
In the past, game designers used to avoid the use of religious themes and motifs in their games, but Red Barrel seems keen on using all available tools to engulf players in a new level of horror.
Click on the link below to see the teaser trailer for Outlast 2.