Bloober Team and Anshar Studio have announced that Layers of Fear will launch on June 15 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. A new demo also launched today and is available now for PC via Steam until May 22. The game’s PC requirements were also recently revealed.
Dear players! The demo is now available on #Steam. Take a dive into the eerie world of #LayersofFear. Testing will run all week until Monday, May 22 at 3:00 PM PT
It's time to face the mystery! #BlooberTeam #UnrealEnigne5
— Layers of Fear (@Layers_Of_Fears) May 15, 2023
Bloober Team CEO Piotr Babieno commented on the announcement in a press release, saying:
“We are thrilled to announce the release date for Layers of Fear and to bring this definitive horror experience to players on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC, on June 15,” said Bloober Team CEO Piotr Babieno in a press release. “With the power of Unreal Engine 5, we’ve been able to create a game that visually surpasses our previous works, delivering an unforgettable journey into the minds of tormented artists. We are excited for both new and returning players to jump in.”
The game’s details via the developer can be seen below:
Layers of Fears is a first-person, psychological-horror game set in the early 20th century that explores the lives and tragedies of a madness-engulfed family and their slow descent into insanity. This is a journey heavily influenced by the many lenses of art, starting with Victorian painting and slowly unraveling into the worlds of music and film. This game builds on the foundations of the franchise’s previous entries and works as a reimagination of the overall narrative structure connecting them all. Layers of Fears will serve as a nexus where the revised stories of the original Layers of Fear and Layers of Fear 2 coalesce into a single unified experience that is expanded with the addition of new original chapters.
Horror Reimagined – A chronicle of the Layers of Fear franchise (Layers of Fear, Layers of Fear 2) enhanced with Unreal Engine 5’s improved technology. This version offers a more immersive horror experience with the addition of Ray Tracing, HDR, 4K resolution, and the Lumen system.
Story-Driven Exploration – Explore the environment to uncover the chilling tales of the Painter and the Actor and discover new, expanded plot lines that delve deeper into the fear.
Psychological Horror – Your world may change with the slightest of provocations, you must decide what is real.
Artistic Setting – The mansion and ocean liner are inspired by masterpiece paintings, architecture, cinema and décor from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Classical, Ominous Soundtrack and Art – Numerous pieces of original art and music flesh out the story and environment, including an original score composed by Arkadiusz Reikowski, conducted by George Strezov, and performed by the Sofia Session Orchestra.
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