Indie developer Red Barrels has given a launch date for their survival horror game Outlast 2 which will launch digitally for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam in April. Red Barrels will also be entering into a partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to produce a series compilation at retail shops which will include the original Outlast alongside its Whistleblower DLC and the full version of Outlast 2. That retail version will be called Outlast Trinity and would be a fantastic starting point for those unfamiliar with the Outlast series.
In Outlast you control a photojournalist investigating an abandoned psychiatric hospital which is revealed to be occupied by former patients that were subject to mind-altering experiments. Oh, and they're now cannibals. Fun fact.
In a statement released alongside the news, Red Barrels co-founder Philippe Morin gushed,"We've been lucky to have such an amazing fan base, and none of this would have been possible without their support,. Ever since we released Outlast in 2013, a physical version has been one of the top requests, so we're obviously thrilled to finally give people the entire series in one bundle of terror."
"Red Barrels has made a name for itself in the survival horror genre with the original Outlast game," said Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment Senior Vice President of Sales Kevin Kebodeaux. "We look forward to working closely with this great group of developers to bring Outlast Trinity to gamers around the world."
We can only hope the sequel will be just as terrifying as the original. Looks like we'll find out soon.
This news comes courtesy of Digital Trends.