Red Barrels announced that Whistleblower, a prequel piece of DLC for its first-person horror game Outlast, will come out in April.
As the saying goes, pant-browning terror is for life, not just for Halloween. So while pumpkins are cleared and children stumble dimly through sugar hangovers, horror games continue to plot new ways to scare your bejeezus away. And for Red Barrels, the creators of asylum-set first person horror Outlast, that means a newly announced DLC pack, called Whistleblower, which will act as a prequel to the main game.
Outlast, the first-person survival horror game by Red Barrels, is dark. Not just in terms of its content, which features a gore-splattered insane asylum packed with murderous lunatics and their victims, but in terms of its lighting – or lack thereof.
Many of the corridors, rooms, basements, sewers and even outdoor areas you’ll navigate are pitch black. The only way to see is by using the night vision setting of the video camera you’ve brought with you, which runs on a series of slowly draining batteries.
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.
You'll remember - unless you've blanked it out - that Outlast is a horror game that channels Amnesia, [REC] and, er, Mirror's Edge, meaning it's a first-person scarefest that gives you a camcorder and lets you see your hands and legs. Upturned wheelchair aside, it's looking rather promisingly scary - and now we know when we'll be hiding under the bed rather than braving it for ourselves. September 4th is the date to mark on your calendar, in pencil, biro or blood (your preference).
Outlast is a new first-person asylum survival game from indie devs Red Barrels, formed of a team that have previously worked on Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Assassin's Creed, Uncharted and Splinter Cell. You play as a journalist recording his experiences wandering through Massive Mountain insane asylum, an insane asylum next to a massive mountain. As a man of words, you won't be especially competent in any sort of fighting capacity. The player is shown plodding through poorly lit corridors armed only with a night vision camcorder and his own gasps of panic.
With banner fright franchises like Resident Evil hanging up their horror hats in favor of break-neck action, the indie scene has been picking up the terrifying slack with titles like Amnesia and Slender. Red Barrels, a new studio featuring alumni of the Prince of Persia, Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell, and Uncharted franchises, is seeking to bring another sleep deprivation-inducing entry to the gore-splattered table with Outlast. We have details and a trailer inside.