The afterlife, or even the mere question of its existence, is what I would describe as earth’s biggest mystery. Granted, I’m a huge fan of anything paranormal, but I think we’d all like to know where we go after we die; that’s why people find such comfort in religion. A popular theory is that ghosts with unresolved business will be doomed to roam earth until said business is resolved, or basically forever. And nobody would want to do that forever. I think that’s what makes The Outbound Ghost so appealing to me: it’s about helping those who have died ascend to the afterlife. The RPG is already available for PC (with updates incoming, keep reading!) and will be available for PlayStation and Nintendo Switch next week.
The town of Outbound is a very literal ghost town. It is where troubled spooks live with their unresolved earthly issues hanging over them as they’re condemned to haunt their old stomping grounds. Battle the past, gain new abilities, solve puzzles, and uncover the town’s mysteries to help its residents find peace and become free of being in limbo. The game combines exploration, turn-based combat, and crafting.
Here’s an older trailer to help get a feel for the game:
For a bit more information, check out this catch-up coffee from earlier this year with the game’s announcement trailer.
As for the updates coming to PC, they’re split into three timeframes. Each update will later be released for console. First up, this month will see added French, Spanish, and German language options; new NPCs and sidequests; and a remastered soundtrack. Next month will introduce New Game + and a status presentation rework. 2023 will have some UI tweaked, more post-game bosses added, a map rework, and the addition of objectives/party chat.
Developed by Conradical Games and published by Digerati, The Outbound Ghost will be released digitally for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on November 30. The Nintendo Switch version will launch a day later, on December 1. The physical versions of the game is expected for these platforms on December 2. The digital Xbox Series and Xbox One versions will be released “shortly after,” whatever that means.