News by Matt S.
The original Layers of Fear – a descent into an artist’s madness – is one of those horror games that genre fans really do need to play. It’s effectively a “walking simulator”, but some truly intense moments, and a ripping narrative, really help to sell it.
Now Bloober Team and Gun Media have announced Layers of Fear 2. Where the first took place in a mansion, this second one takes place on a ship. Where the first was heavily influenced by the world of paintings and canvases, this one looks like it’s more about a cinematic art.
From the press release: Set on a desolate ship, Layers of Fear 2 will rely on the claustrophobic, ever-changing environments to keep players in the dark, never knowing what horror to expect around every corner and through every door. The feeling of uneasiness and terror will be enhanced by influences from classic cinematography ranging from the experimental works of Georges Méliès to the twists and turns used by Alfred Hitchcock.
It’s going to be really interesting if the developer can capture lightning in a bottle twice. Layers of Fear 2 is due for a 2019 release.
– Matt S.
Find me on Twitter: @digitallydownld
Please help keep DDNet running: Running an online publication isn’t cheap, and it’s highly time consuming. Please help me keep the site running and providing interviews, reviews, and features like this by supporting me on Patreon. Even $1/ month would be a hugely appreciated vote of confidence in the kind of work we’re doing. Please click here to be taken to my Patreon, and thank you for reading and your support!