Layers of Fear (2023) marks new heights in psychological horror gaming – Now available worldwide

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Bloober Team and Anshar Studios, renowned for their unnerving narratives and immersive experiences, have today unveiled the much-awaited Layers of Fear (2023). This definitive entry in the celebrated Layers of Fear series is now available for Windows PC, Apple Silicon Mac, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

Taking psychological horror gaming to a new level, Layers of Fear (2023) employs Unreal Engine 5 to deliver an incredibly immersive and visually striking experience. This edition includes the original Layers of Fear, Layers of Fear 2, and all existing DLCs, and introduces a new chapter detailing the story of The Writer, whose chilling tale threads together the overarching narrative of the series. As part of the launch celebration, a gripping new trailer offers fans a final peek into this eerie world of art and darkness.

Layers of Fear (2023) screenshot

The power of Unreal Engine 5 facilitates advanced Ray Tracing, HDR and 4K resolution, creating an immersive and terrifyingly realistic gameplay environment. With two options for purchase available, the Standard Edition with the base game is priced at $29.99 USD, while the Deluxe Edition, which includes a digital artbook and a haunting soundtrack by Arek Reikowski, comes in at $34.99 USD.

In a nod to their dedicated fanbase, Bloober Team and Anshar Studios are offering a limited-time 30% discount for both editions to returning players of the 2016 Layers of Fear and the 2019 Layers of Fear 2. This offer is valid from launch day, June 15th, until June 29th, 2023, 16:00 UTC. Additionally, a 15% launch discount is available for all new players during the first week of release.

Layers of Fear (2023) boasts a plethora of key features that elevate this horror gaming experience to its pinnacle.

Layers of Fear (2023) The Room with a typewriter sat on a desk

Layers of Fear (2023) key features

  1. The Ultimate Layers of Fear Experience – This defining work weaves a unifying narrative over the entire franchise.
  2. Horror Reimagined – Integrates all elements of the Layers of Fear series, including all DLCs, into a singular, cohesive experience.
  3. Shocking New Looks – Capitalises on Unreal Engine 5’s advanced technology to provide an immersive horror experience with Ray Tracing, HDR, 4K resolution, and the Lumen system.
  4. Psychological Horror – An exploration of the human psyche, combining tense exploration, puzzle-solving, and immersive storytelling.
  5. New Tricks – Introduces new mechanics and additional features for a seamless blend of chapters and stories.
  6. Horror Through Art – Three craft-obsessed protagonists (The Painter, The Actor, and The Writer) lead you through a captivating and intertwined storyline.
  7. Classical, Ominous Soundtrack – Composed by the highly-acclaimed musician Arek Reikowski, the haunting score amplifies the game’s tension and will leave you on the edge of your seat.

Layers of Fear (2023) launch trailer

Layers of Fear (2023), co-developed and published by Bloober Team and Anshar Studios, invites you to brave the unknown and immerse yourself in the world of psychological horror.

This enhanced edition of Layers of Fear (2023) brings the same psychological horror roots that fans of the series adore while offering new elements that push the boundaries of the genre. Its cutting-edge visuals, gripping storytelling, and atmospheric audio combine to create an unforgettable journey into the depths of fear and the human psyche.

Despite the game’s chilling atmosphere and tense narrative, it’s also a celebration of the artistry of game design. From the meticulously crafted environments to the intricately woven storyline, the developers’ attention to detail is evident in every facet of the game. The added mechanics and improvements over the previous titles ensure that the game remains fresh and engaging, while the overarching narrative brings a satisfying sense of closure to the series.

Layers of Fear (2023) Red Corridor full of manequins

As always, Bloober Team and Anshar Studios have shown their commitment to their player base with the generous discount offer for returning players. This move not only rewards dedicated fans but also encourages new ones to discover the series. The additional launch discount for all players further incentivises gamers to dive into this immersive horror experience.

Overall, the launch of Layers of Fear (2023) promises to be a defining moment for the psychological horror genre. As a unique and compelling exploration of the darkness within the human mind, this game offers a horror experience like no other. Whether you’re a returning fan or a newcomer to the series, Layers of Fear (2023) is a journey into fear that you won’t want to miss. Available now on Steam for PC and via consoles worldwide.

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