Ghost-hunting sequel Sylvio 2 coming this Autumn

Despite it failing to reach its Kickstarter target a while back, Sylvio 2 is still on the cards, developer Stroboskop confirms with both a new trailer and a vague release date. Standing out amid the foggy swamp of shit Slender clones that comprises much of horror gaming these days, the original excelled thanks to its adept voice acting and powerful atmosphere, its novel tape-recording mechanic, and its general theme of healing spirits rather than simply running away or jumping in fright. That (remastered) original is currently on sale over on Steam, while Sylvio 2 is coming to PC and Xbox One sometime in the Autumn/Fall of this year. Here's a brief and not very informative trailer:

Sylvio 2 expands protagonist Juliette Walters' repertoire with a new camcorder and portable TV, which you'll use to capture and analyse paranormal phenomena. There's a bit more (potentially outdated) information on the old Kickstarter page, and some additional screens on the more recent, official Sylvio 2 site.

Tom Sykes

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.