Watch a pair of Outlast 2 trailers that will make you wish you were doing something else

Outlast 2, as we learned in March, will be out next week—April 25, to be precise. With the date slowly closing in, developer Red Barrels has released two separate trailers to celebrate the moment, one for the sequel, and one for the retail bundle coming on the same day, called Outlast Trinity. 

Outlast 2 is separate from, but very similar to, the original, with ill-tempered nasties chasing you around a dark, spooky farm, rather than a dark, spooky insane asylum, while you try to make your escape—and, in this case, locate your missing wife. Luckily, your video camera gives you a limited ability to see in the dark; unluckily, that means you'll occasionally have to lay eyes on the multitudinous horrors spread throughout the game world. Like, for instance, the pit of charred babies that Tim had to walk across last summer. (Which, for the record, he did not like.)   

The trailer above is for Outlast 2, while the one below is for Outlast Trinity. It's a disc-based package featuring Outlast, the Whistleblower DLC, and Outlast 2, which Red Barrels said in March would be released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but not the PC. The press release put out right around the same time by distributor WBIE, however, says that it is coming to the PC—although a poke around retailers including Amazon, GameStop, and a few overseas sites uncovered no evidence of its existence alongside the console boxes. 

I've reached out to Red Barrels directly to try to clarify the situation, and will update if I receive a reply. In the meantime, I don't know, so here's the trailer.   

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.