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Layers of Fear (2023) Shows Off Core Mechanics in New Preview

Bloober Team and Anshar Studios are happy to release the first official gameplay preview for the highly anticipated horror game Layers of Fear (2023).

Bloober Team are not new to horror games and have brought us countless scares over the years in the form of The Medium and, of course, the original Layers of Fear. On the other hand, Anshar Studios is a video game company that helps other companies complete games. Fortunately, they also develop first-party games like the highly successful, cyberpunk RPG Gamedec.

The preview showcases the game’s stunning visual upgrades and new mechanics, which promise to deliver an immersive and terrifying gaming experience. You can check out the full gameplay walkthrough below.

What is Layers of Fear (2023)?

Built on Unreal Engine 5, Layers of Fear (2023) presents a unified vision of horror reimagined, featuring the original Layers of Fear, Layers of Fear 2, and all DLCs, including a new chapter entitled “The Final Note.” The new chapter provides an alternate perspective on the first game’s storyline, while also introducing the never-before-told story of The Writer, tying each entry in the series together.

According to Bloober Team, Layers of Fear (2023) is a tribute to its fans and the culmination of the team’s efforts to make the best horror experiences possible. The game introduces new core gameplay mechanics, including the addition of a lantern, which will be essential in confronting the fears that lurk within the game’s story. The game’s Lumen system adds to the visual experience, creating an immersive atmosphere that is both terrifying and engaging.

Layers of Fear (2023) also boasts a hauntingly beautiful soundtrack, composed by two-time nominee Arek Reikowski. His hypnotic score adds an extra layer of tension to the game. This is paired with the enhanced visual fidelity made possible by Unreal Engine 5, which supports Ray Tracing, HDR, and 4K resolution.

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Image Credit – Bloober Team and Anshar Studios

What Can You Expect?

Layers of Fear (2023) is built to be the ultimate horror experience for both returning fans and newcomers to the franchise. Players can prepare to make peace with the unknown as they delve into the twisted and eerie stories of three obsession-driven artists in this first-person psychedelic horror game.

You can expect the game to offer:

  • The Ultimate Layers of Fear Experience: This version of the game casts an overarching narrative over the entire franchise, offering players a complete and satisfying experience.
  • Horror Reimagined: The game melds together all DLCs, creating a single experience where players can find all the answers they seek.
  • Shocking New Looks: Enhanced with Unreal Engine 5, this version of the game offers a more immersive horror experience with the addition of Ray Tracing, HDR, 4K resolution, and the Lumen system.
  • Psychological Horror: This is a grim but gripping first-person psychedelic horror game focused on tense exploration, puzzle-solving, and immersive storytelling. Players will discover what lies in the depths of the human psyche with this mature, cathartic game.
  • New Tricks: New brand-new core mechanics will be introduced to Layers of Fear and its sequel, as well as additional features, so all the chapters and stories will blend seamlessly.
  • Horror Through the Many Lenses of Art: Players will explore the depths of obsession with three different stories of craft-obsessed protagonists (The Painter, The Actor, and The Writer), which are interwoven to create a truly immersive experience and gripping storyline.
  • Classical, Ominous Soundtrack: The game’s hauntingly beautiful soundtrack is composed by the highly-acclaimed musician Arek Reikowski.

Layers of Fear (2023) will launch on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S consoles in June 2023. You can wishlist the game on Steam now.

Image Credit – Bloober Team and Anshar Studios

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