The Scares Aren’t Over Yet
A gem of 2015, Until Dawn’s choice based mechanics and homage to the campy horror films of the 80s was met with much love from fans and critics alike. After all, we truly came to care for our lovable cast of stereotypes.
This was mostly out of fear, since a single wrong decision could lead to one of many gruesome deaths.
Turns out the nightmares aren’t over yet, as this new game is supposedly set several decades prior in a-not-so-unfamiliar sanatorium. While the developers have stated that this is a standalone title accessible to newcomers, fans will immediately latch onto how this connects to Until Dawn’s narrative.
According to an article by Gamespot –
Until Dawn proved to be popular when it launched for PS4 in 2015, and now we know when fans can play its PSVR prequel The Inpatient. In a new trailer, publisher Sony has announced The Inpatient’s release date as November 21.
First announced at E3 2017, The Inpatient is set 60 years before Until Dawn. However, developer Supermassive has stated you won’t need to have completed Until Dawn to enjoy this prequel. “It’s an entirely standalone title with a brand new story and cast of characters to meet,” the company said in June.
You play as a patient with amnesia being questioned by a mysterious man named Jefferson Bragg. “Over the course of the game you’ll meet a variety of interesting patients and staff, each with their own motivations and agendas,” reads a line from the game’s description. “How you react to these characters and the choices you make will have profound and dramatic consequences for how the story unfolds.”
As a general rule, madhouses in horror video games are always sinister with no shortage of scares. Combine that with what we know about Until Dawn’s bloodthirsty monster antagonist, and there’s a good chance this VR experience will usher in plenty of screams.
Check out the trailer for The Inpatient below.