The new entry into the deeply cerebral and horrifying franchise that is Layers of Fear is stalking it’s way into your nightmares next month.
The game is taking on a new setting, one that’s much more nautical in nature compared to the first game. Instead of wandering around a depressing mansion uncovering the increasingly deranged and bloody psychosis of an artist in turmoil, you’re now locked onboard a seemingly lost cruise ship. And of course, as the genre of the title implies, things are going to get spooky.
Layers of Fear 2 will push the envelope into the realm of the unbelievable even more so than the first game. As you investigate your surroundings, you will encounter dangers both real and imagined, while also having to try and retain some last vestige of your humanity. That’s where the challenge lies too, as Layers of Fear 2 won’t make it easy to make it out alive, much less with your sanity intact.
It’s quite the interesting twist on the horror “walking simulator” setup. The game’s description paints a very bleak but nonetheless intriguing picture of the kind of madness you’re about to encounter while playing this new dish of insanity. Gun Media and Bloober Team have created a very interesting experience; one that’s being helped out by a bit of star power, as Tony Todd, who starred in Candyman, Final Destination, and Tom Savini’s 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead will be in the game.
“Your past has helped to mold you into what you are, forced upon you the skills required to hone your craft. That same past has scraped deep furrowing scars into you, not on the outside where the world can see, but in a place buried so deep within that it has become shapeless. You push those memories down but let the experiences drive you into who, or what, you must play.”
Layers of Fear 2 will release on PC via Steam on May 28. For more, check the game out on the store page. The title will also be available for PS4 and Xbox One.