1999’s Blair Witch Project was an incredibly influential horror movie. It popularised the found-footage genre and is widely regarded as having the first ever viral marketing campaign. But underneath its impact, Blair Witch Project remains just as horrifying and unsettling now, as it was in 1999. That’s why I’m overjoyed that Bloober Team is bringing back the bone-chilling series in video game form, today as Blair Witch launches on Xbox One, PC and Xbox Game Pass.
You can pick it up from the Xbox store or Steam for £24.99, right now in fact, but if you’re a fragile soul, unsure of whether or not you can handle being stranded in the woods, worry not. You can try Blair Witch on Xbox Game Pass first, before buying the game.
The developers behind Layers of Fear announced their first-person horror title at this years E3 with a cryptic teaser. Since then, the small snippets of gameplay have remained vague, quick and terrifying… just as the Blair Witch should be.
As a former police officer, it’s up to you to journey into the Blair Witch’s woods and investigate a young boy’s disappearance. Bloober Team promises to go into the police officer’s troubled history while the Blair Witch plays with his vulnerable mind. If this sounds all too stressful, there is an adorable dog that’ll help comfort you along your way… but we can’t promise he’ll survive the walk.
You can read more about why Blair Witch was one of the best Xbox games from Gamescom right now or stay tuned for our full review of the game! It’ll be coming your way very soon.
Your darkest fears will awaken in these woods. It’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… Blair Witch is a first-person, story-driven psychological horror game based on the cinematic lore of Blair Witch. A STORY OF THE HUMAN DESCENT INTO DARKNESS 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 inspired by the cinematic lore of Blair Witch. FIND THE WAY THROUGH THE HAUNTED WOODS With just your loyal dog Bullet by your side, navigate your way through a cursed forest that warps and distorts both time and space. YOUR SANITY AGAINST HER CURSE Stand against the horrors of the Blair Witch and the decaying sanity of a man burdened by his past. HOW WILL YOU FACE YOUR FEARS? As you delve deeper into the woods, how you react to danger and behave under pressure will ultimately teach you more about yourself.