A new first-person horror game from Polish studio Bloober Team, the developer and publisher of the Layers of Fear games and Observer, was announced at E3 2019 with a reveal trailer. And this one has a title very familiar to horror fans.
The game is based on the lore of the movie series which began in 1999 with The Blair Witch Project and, like the 2016 third film in that series, it is simply titled Blair Witch. The game is set in 1996, two years after the events of the original movie, and follows an ex-cop looking for a lost boy who disappeared in a forest near the infamous Burkittsville, Maryland.
You can find more info on Blair Witch and watch the reveal trailer below.
Return to the Woods in a Brand-New Blair Witch Game
Grab your camcorder and run like hell! Today the Bloober Team, in partnership with global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), revealed Blair Witch, live from The Xbox E3 Briefing. From the masters of fright, this brand-new first-person psychological horror game will return players to the dreadful woods in an original story inspired by the iconic Blair Witch. Currently in development for the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and PC, Blair Witch is set to launch worldwide on August 30, 2019.
“We are so thrilled, and honestly a little scared, to bring all players, especially fans of Blair Witch, back into the haunted woods. It is genuinely an honor to be working on such a hair-raising, paradigmatic experience, which defined so many of our lives!”said Piotr Babieno, CEO at Bloober Team.
“The team at Bloober is made up of amazing storytellers. We were excited to give them the opportunity to craft an original narrative set in the iconic woods of Blair Witch,” said Daniel Engelhardt, Senior Vice President of Lionsgate Interactive Ventures & Games. “Theyâ€™ve taken the evil hiding in the Black Hills Forest to a whole new level. Players should enter at their own risk.”
Itâ€™s 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods.
From the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear, experience first-hand the toll that fear can take on the mind in an original story. Blair Witch is a first-person psychological horror game that studies your reactions to danger and stress. Your darkest fears will awaken.
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Your darkest fears will awaken on Xbox One and PC on August 30th, 2019.