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‘Outlast’ Aims To Bring Brains Back To Survival Horror

The horror genre isn’t exactly known for its excess of successful games. You have a select few, your Resident Evils and Dead Spaces, that manage to consistently sell well, but for the most part, it’s difficult to find success in this genre. That only makes brand new startup Red Barrels Games’ first project, a survival horror game called Outlast, all the more ambitious. Founded by industry veterans, including several of the minds behind Prince of Persia, Assassin’s Creed, and Splinter Cell — at the very least we can take comfort in knowing this team knows what they’re doing.

Oh, and by brains, I don’t mean the brain-munching undead. When discussing their goals for Outlast, studio co-founder Philippe Morin said “There are already a lot of great games out there about terrifying monsters that eat brains; we want Outlast’s to be scary because you’ll know the enemies you face still have them.” Enemies with brains? Color me intrigued. Head past the jump for our first look at the game in its freaky debut teaser.

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