World of Horror a Retro RPG Announced for PS4, Switch and PC

World of Horror a Retro RPG Announced for PS4, Switch and PC

Publisher Ysbryd Games and developer Panstas announce that the “cosmic horror” game World of Horror will be launching on Playstation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC next year in 2019.

World of Horror a Retro RPG Announced for PS4, Switch and PC

The horror game that uniquely uses a 1-bit black and white contrast, will be playable at this year’s PAX West 2018, which will be from August 31st to September 3rd in Seattle.

The retro throwback title is set to be a “hellish roguelite” with turn-based combat, set in a world where the Old Gods are returning to the world. World of Horror will feature stories with five playable characters each have their own background and views of the unfolding chaos. The indie game is inspired by the works of manga artist Junji Ito.

Check out the description from Ysbryd Games below:

The Old Gods are reawakening, clawing their way back into a world that’s spiraling into a mysterious madness. In a small, seaside town of Japan, the population’s sanity is dwindling and otherworldly, grotesque creatures terrorize those who call the place home. It’s the end of the world and the only solution is to confront the terror reigning over the apocalypse.

Navigate this hellish, roguelite reality through turn-based combat and unforgiving choices. Experiment with the events of a playthrough by building a deck of event cards to discover different outcomes for your battles against the darkness. Different decks may even unlock new mysteries or clues.

World of Horror features branching stories with five playable characters to brave the chaos, each with their own story and a different perspective on the events that unfold. Unravel puzzles and mysteries through spells that sacrifice sanity. Uncover disturbing and shocking clues. Diligently search every nook and cranny, scouring for helpful items that may come in handy in another twisted encounter.

Experience the quiet horror of this love letter to the works of Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft. World of Horror is free of typical jump scares, relying solely on its unnerving environments and amorphous terrors to create a gnawing sense of dread. Complimented by haunting chiptunes and a 1-bit art style with a variety of available palettes, World of Horror presents a series of frightening and unsettling accounts that linger well after stepping away.

You can also check out the full trailer:

If you enjoyed this news be sure to check out more RPG news in our latest rundown in Top RPG News Of The Week: July 29th 2018 (Sekiro Shadow Die Twice, Immortal Unchained And More). You can check out upcoming releases in Top 5 Upcoming RPGs Of August 2018 (World Of Warcraft, Monster Hunter World And More).


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