Outlast is out now with a horrifying new launch trailer to match

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Outlast, the much-anticipated indie horror game set in a mountaintop mental asylum, is now out! You can tell because of all the screaming. There’s also a new launch trailer to inform you, if you happen to be in an area that is currently scream-free.

We loved what we saw of Outlast back at PAX, and now that it’s out our own Logan Decker has been sharing his, shall we say, most harrowing moments on Twitter:


Sounds cleansing.

Industry veterans from games like Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell joined forces to create Outlast, drawing on their much-loved horror movie collections for inspiration. One of the most interesting little touches is the Mirror’s Edge-style first-person setting that puts you inside the body of the protagonist. There’s something about hiding behind a door and looking down to see own feet that just puts you in the moment.

A truly scary horror game is kind of a rare thing these days, but luckily the indie sphere has been picking up the slack with titles like Slender. If you’ve been looking forward to Outlast, it’s time to dim the lights, soundproof the office, and jump in.