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First-person survival horror Outlast gets release date, price

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You'll remember (opens in new tab) - unless you've blanked it out - that Outlast (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) , 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 set in the brilliantly named Mount Massive Asylum, which now appears to be full of monstrous scaly naked men, as in that dream I had nobody had last night. You'll want to read our preview (opens in new tab) or watch the trailer (opens in new tab) for more, or crane your neck down slightly for some more recent in-game footage (sadly of the PS4 version, but I doubt the PC game will be much different).

Outlast will set you back $19.99 when it insinuates its way into your nightmares, not to mention Steam, on September 4th.

Ta, VG247 (opens in new tab) .

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.