Outlast 2 is mere days away from terrifying PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers around the world. If you can’t wait that long to be scared shitless, developer Red Barrels has released the game’s launch trailer, which should do the trick just fine.
The trailer starts with a series of shots (some scenic, some disturbing) you will probably see in the game, while a woman is is heard singing a Nursery rhyme about how God loves you so you better not do anything to piss Him off. Then, the trailer breaks into a montage of protagonist Blake Langermann running for his life.
A quick remainder for those who haven’t been obsessively stalking Red Barrels over the last few months like I have: Blake Langermann and his wife Lynn are two journalists with a reputation for “taking risks and digging into the stories no one else dares to touch.” Their recent investigation of a seemingly impossible murder leads them into the Arizona desert, and into a “darkness so wicked that no light could ever shine upon it.” That seems to be a reoccurring theme for the Outlast games.
“No conflict is ever black and white. But once the dust has settled, the victors get to decide who was right and who was wrong. Who is good and who is evil,” reads the video’s description. “Human nature pushes us to extremes of violence and depravity, which we then justify by divine inspiration and a promise of paradise to come. Horror rises from desperation and blind faith. Outlast 2 will test your faith, pushing players to a place where going mad is the only sane thing to do.
Outlast Trinity will also launch together with Outlast 2, and presents a great opportunity for anyone who for some reason haven’t played any of the Outlast games. With Trinity, you’ll get the original Outlast, Outlast Whistleblower and Outlast 2. Below you’ll find a new trailer for the collection, which should appeal to any horror fan.
Outlast 2 and Outlast Trinity both come out on April 25 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.