Gun Media, the publisher behind Layers of Fear 2, has released a new trailer for the game. It reveals some more vague details about the game’s setting and overall themes. As it turns out, Layers of Fear 2 will take place on an ocean cruiser, and is switching from paintings to the art of cinema. The protagonist will be an actor answering a call from a mysterious director. What follows then, well, we’ll have to wait and see.
The original Layers of Fear was an interesting experiment in horror and storytelling. Personally, I wasn’t too blown away with it; I kinda thought I’ve seen it all before. The whole thing with the protagonist discovering his dark past in a psychological horror that screws with your head has already been done, and better, in other games. But, that said, it was a perfectly decent game. And, it garnered a pretty decent fan base; deservedly so. In fact, it got enough positive attention to earn a sequel.
The new trailer for Layers of Fear 2 shows off more of the game’s setting and overall themes. The game will take place on an transatlantic cruiser, which is kinda interesting. Plus, it carries over the theme of art, except it goes from painting to cinema. This opens a bunch of cool options and new avenues to explore with visual horror. I mean, come on; early black-and-white movies are inherently creepy. And, as one of the dev diaries suggests, it’ll be interesting to explore the psyche of an actor, who will be our new protagonist. Constantly pretending you’re someone else can take a toll on the mind, so you have a lot to work with. Plus, the boat setting offers plenty of claustrophobic corridors and uncomfortable scenarios one can dream up.
Layers of Fear 2 doesn’t have a launch date as of now. The only thing we know is that it’s coming out some time this year. There’s also no mention of which platforms it’ll launch on. If it’s anything like the first game, it’ll come out on everything; the original came out on PS4, Xbox One, PC, OS X, Linux, and the Switch, so, you know.