We’re pretty sure that the start of any new year – and the end of it for that matter – used to be a quiet time in gaming circles. But 2020 looks to be a mad year with games springing up from all angles to deliver a multitude of gaming experiences. And should you be a little partial to the psychological horror scene, then Infliction: Extended Cut looks to be one for you.
Previously set for a late 2019 launch, it’ll now be coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch come February 25th 2020, as the next psychological horror game from Caustic Reality and Blowfish Studios which will see us gamers given the opportunity to explore the darkness haunting the remnants of a suburban family, striking fear into all who play it.
Having previously launched on PC, this console edition of Infliction will be found featuring everything contained within the acclaimed and chilling original Steam release, but thanks to the “Extended Cut” will also include additional endings and a fresh “New Game Plus” mode with bonus story content, increased difficulty, remixed scares, chilling new puzzles, and other surprises.
Infliction: Extended Cut will throw us into an interactive nightmare delving into the darkness plaguing a once-happy home. Set in the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy, Infliction follows the trials of Gary R. Pout as he pieces together the mystery behind a harrowing series of events. Exploring a contorted version of his family’s residence will be the only way out, before he succumbs to the malevolent spirits within.
Throughout Infliction you’ll need to evade a relentless paranormal pursuer by ducking into closets, darting under beds, or utilizing light sources like camera flashes to make a fleeting getaway and continue Gary’s search. The struggle to survive will see you poring over household objects for secrets, hidden messages, and clues to find new paths, make revelations, and hopefully bring this terrifying ordeal to an end.
Should you be up for a new supernatural story and reckon the best ones are those permeated by real-world worries and anxieties that strike close to home, then Infliction is certainly going to be something to check out upon release. Just expect to be treated to some utterly mature existential themes while being delivered story-driven scares and an ominous, otherworldly, dynamic atmosphere that is sure to unsettle, thrill, and leave horror buffs thinking.
“Infliction is a psychological horror experience rooted in fears that can resonate with anyone,” said Clinton McCleary, founder of Caustic Reality and mission designer at Blowfish Studios. “We look forward to scaring everyone and sharing all the new content very soon when the ‘Extended Cut’ releases on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in February.”
Infliction: Extended Cut will be available via the usual digital stores – Xbox Store, Nintendo Switch eShop, PlayStation Store – when it releases on those formats for $19.99 / €17.99 / £15.99 / $24.99 AUD on February 25th 2020. We’ll be sure to let you know when that time comes, but for now, hit up the usual trailer…