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Check Out 11 Minutes Of Layers Of Fear Gameplay In New Trailer

by Wesley LeBlanc on Mar 17, 2023 at 09:25 AM

Developer Bloober Team has released a new 11-minute trailer showcasing a heaping dose of Layers of Fear gameplay. 

Last year, the studio revealed Layers of Fears, a "psychological horror chronicle built upon the foundations of the original Layers of Fear, Layers of Fear: Inheritance, and Layers of Fear 2." This new game is essentially an Unreal Engine 5 collection of Bloober Team's Layers of Fear series, unified with new elements that tie the overall story together. 

Bloober Team revealed last month that Layers of Fears is now called Layers of Fear and will release sometime this June. Now, you can check out the game in action in the new Layers of Fear gameplay trailer below: 

"Layers of Fear (2023) is a tribute to our fans," the studio writes in a press release. "The game has shaped the way in which we strive to make the best horror experiences possible, and we're hopeful that our community will enjoy what we consider to be the series' crowning work."

Bloober Team says that Layers of Fear features "the original Layers of Fear, Layers of Fear 2, as well as all DLCs (including a new chapter entitled 'The Final Note' that provides an alternate perspective on the first game's storyline)," and that the game "will also introduce the never-before-told story of The Writer, a harrowing tale that ties each entry in the series together." 

Layers of Fear will launch on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC sometime this June. 

Here are some additional details about the game, straight from Bloober Team: 

  • The Ultimate Layers of Fear Experience - The series’s crowning work casts an overarching narrative over the entire franchise.

  • Horror Reimagined - Everything in the Layers of Fear series melds together into a single experience, including all DLCs, so players can find all the answers they seek.

  • Shocking New Looks - Enhanced with Unreal Engine 5’s improved technology. This version offers a more immersive horror experience with the addition of Ray Tracing, HDR, 4K resolution, and the Lumen system.

  • Psychological Horror - A grim but gripping first-person psychedelic horror game focused on tense exploration, puzzle-solving, and immersive storytelling. Discover what lies in the depths of the human psyche with this mature, cathartic game. 

  • New tricks - New brand-new core mechanics that 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 – 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 - Hauntingly beautiful soundtrack composed by the highly-acclaimed musician Arek Reikowski. He has composed a hypnotic score that adds an extra layer of tension to the game and will leave you on the edge of your seat

Bloober Team is publishing Layers of Fear and co-developing the game alongside Anshare Studio. 

While waiting for the game's release this June, read Game Informer's Layers of Fear review and then read our Layers of Fear 2 review

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Layers of Fear (2023)

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release Date:
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Layers of Fear

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
February 16, 2016 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), 
February 21, 2018 (Switch)