Red Barrels has finally revealed a release date for first-person horror game Outlast 2. And if you’d like to catch up on the series, they have a solution.
Is it Halloween yet? No, it seems not. But developer Red Barrels probably doesn’t want to sit on a finished game for months just to make a topical release, not when they’d already promised Outlast 2 to come out last year. So here it is, a final release date. Outlast 2 will finally, definitely, 100 percent be releasing on 25th April in both digital and physical formats for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
If you’d like to check out the two previous games in the series, there will also be a physical collection release called Outlast Trinity, which will contain Outlast, Outlast: Whistleblower DLC and Outlast 2. This collection will only be available for PS4 and Xbox One, so if you’re on PC, you’ll just have to go get the previous two games yourself.
The horror genre has had a solid start this year with the release of Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, in which Capcom pushed the Resident Evil series into first-person survival horror: a subgenre that’s become an indie stomping ground. It remains to be seen if our indie competitor can outshine the giant, and—dare I say—outlast its legacy.
Here’s what to expect from the story, straight from the official page:
You are Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch. You’re following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe. The investigation has lead you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do.