Agony, the horror game about salacious demons in Hell, has a new release date

Agony, the game about escaping a Hieronymus Bosch-like vision of Hell while following the calls of a supremely lustful demon (I'm not entirely clear on what that's all about yet), has a new release date of May 29 and a new trailer revealing more of the sights and sounds of its bizarre, super-creepy gameworld. 

I'm still iffy on Agony. The teasers have made quite a splash but I have to wonder how well all that nightmarish scrabbling will hold up over the course of a full game, even if it's not a particularly long one. But it would be easy enough to say basically the same thing about, for instance, Amnesia—"Oh, you're touring some guy's mansion, how bad could that be?"—and we all know how that one worked out. My hope is that Agony will deliver in the same way: unexpectedly, brilliantly awful.   

Unsurprisingly, Developer Madmind Studio recently announced that it had to tone down some of Agony's content to avoid an AO (Adults Only) rating, which would have prevented its release on console. Those of us on PC will be able to enjoy the Full Monte version, however, as the studio will also release a patch that will undo all the "censorship."

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.