It what can only be described as a Stealth launch, a few hours ago, Red Barrels’ Outlast graced the European Switch eShop and the Outlast news just keeps coming!
While some expressed the launch had to have been a mistake of some kind, it is in fact genuine, as Outlast is also now available on the North American Switch eShop and now both a European and North American listings have popped up, stating that its sequel will be out on March 27. Surprise or not, this is certainly some good news, as both titles were beloved on other platforms and now Switch owners will be able to enjoy them as well, but should you need to know more about each title, here’s an overview for both:
Outlast: Bundle of Terror (Out Now for Europe & North America) – €24,99 & 5.7 GB
In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, the asylum has been operating in strict secrecy… until now. Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.
Continue to explore the dark world of the Murkoff Corporation with the included Outlast: Whistleblower DLC. You play as Waylon Park, a software engineer under contract with Murkoff and the man who emailed journalists around the world – including Miles – at the beginning of Outlast. Spending a couple of weeks at Mount Massive, during which he was unable to even talk to his wife and son thanks to strict security protocols, Waylon developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients. Identifying with those poor souls fuelled Waylon’s anger, and set the stage for his unmasking of Mount Massive’s rotten core. Although Whistleblower tells the story that led to Outlast, it will actually stretch past the events of the first game to show the final chapter in Mount Massive Asylum’s story.
Outlast: Bundle of Terror is a true survival horror experience which aims to show that the most terrifying monsters of all come from the human mind.
- True survival horror experience: You are no fighter – if you want to survive the horrors of the asylum, your only chance is to run…or hide
- Immersive graphics: AAA-quality graphics give players a detailed, terrifying world to explore Hide and sneak: stealth-based gameplay, with parkour-inspired platforming elements
- Unpredictable enemies: players cannot know when – and from where – one of the asylum’s terrifying inhabitants will finally catch up to them
- Real horror: Outlast’s setting and characters are inspired by real asylums and cases of criminal insanity
Outlast: Bundle of Terror (Out March 27 for Europe & North America) – €29,99 & 9.6 GB
Outlast 2 is the sequel to the acclaimed survival horror game Outlast. Set in the same universe as the first game, but with different characters and a different setting, Outlast 2 is a twisted new journey into the depths of the human mind and its dark secrets.
Outlast 2 introduces you to Sullivan Knoth and his followers, who left our wicked world behind to give birth to Temple Gate, a town, deep in the wilderness and hidden from civilization. Knoth and his flock are preparing for the tribulations of the end of times and you’re right in the thick of it.
You are Blake Langermann, a cameraman working with your wife, Lynn. The two of you are investigative journalists willing to take risks and dig deep to uncover the stories no one else will dare touch.
You’re following a trail of clues that started with the seemingly impossible murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe. The investigation has lead you miles into the Arizona desert, to a darkness so deep that no one could shed light upon it, and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do.
Source: Nintendo Switch eShop