A man, his dog, and a haunted forest. What can possibly go wrong?
When Bloober Team announces a new game every psychological horror fan across the globe trembles with satisfying fear. The creators of Layers of Fear and Observer have amassed quite a strong reputation with their triple-I, visually stunning and mind-twisting titles.
And now they’re taking a big leap forward. Their announcement in this year’s E3 of Blair Witch will certainly push them towards bigger audiences by creating a game about such a widely known franchise of movies. But with great power, comes great responsibility; or so they say.
From what we’ve been able to see through this year’s E3 trailer, Bloober is making sure to brand their unique style into this project, making it look as unsettling as everyone hopes it to be. The shots showed through its teaser will make horror fans remember why they love this genre so much.
But this won’t be a direct adaptation of the movies, but rather a version “based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch”, as Bloober stated. In the trailer we can see a man wandering through a pretty spooky forest with his companion dog, Bullet. The trailer’s footage-centered narrative takes me back to the glory of the first Outlast game. And we all know how effective the first-person camera-held horror can be.
And the best thing about Bloober is that they don’t often tease without some detail, and in this case they’ve already given us a release date for Xbox One and PC, and it will be on August 30th, 2019.
I’m personally excited for this title and I hope Bloober completely nails it after the rather average reviews they received for Layers of Fear 2. Their trademarked “hidden horror” will be put to the test in this quite ambitious road that will put them under the spotlight of millions of Blair Witch fans.
Our boy from Buenos Aires, Juan has been a gamer for as long as he can remember (and possibly even longer than that). He loves a good story, and believes every indie game has a compelling one to tell.