Last yr, developer Bloober Team unveiled Layers Of Fears, the subsequent entry of their first-person horror sequence. At the time it was arduous to gauge if the game was a sequel, a pseudo-remake, or one thing in between. We now have a clearer view of what it truly is forward of its launch this June, and it’s additionally (confusingly) modified its title again to Layers Of Fear, singular. Check out the brand new trailer under:
Layers Of Fear(s) is partly a shiny, Unreal Engine 5-powered repackaging of the sequence that helps ray tracing. The assortment options the primary two games – Layers Of Fear and Layers Of Fear 2 – alongside all of their DLC. Although, Bloober are giving the games greater than only a new lick of paint. New “core mechanics” will likely be added to each games, making them extra coherent when performed back-to-back. Playing by way of remastered collections could be a little jarring when the games differ so drastically, so I like the concept of tying the 2 games along with new options.
The sequence can even have an “expanded plotline” by including the “never-before-told story of The Writer, which is able to tie all the pieces collectively.” The first two games discover the workaholic lives of The Painter and The Actor, so I suppose The Writer rounds out their tortured artist trilogy. Apart from that, the games may have the identical puzzle-focused exploration and hallucinatory soar scares they’re identified for.
Bloober Team have been a bit hit-or-miss in terms of their horror outings, however their newest journey with The Medium labored nicely sufficient for AliceB, regardless that she didn’t moist herself out of concern. In her overview, Alice mentioned “I did get pleasure from The Medium for what it was, which feels extra like a set-piece puzzle game in a cool gothic setting,” even when it “is not scary within the slightest.”
Perhaps Layers Of Fear can deliver again the spooks when it launches on consoles and Steam this June.
On a facet observe, my largest concern whereas writing this text has been unintentionally calling it Layers Of Fears (plural) and I’m glad this nightmare can finish.