Got a love for Resident Evil? Adore Silent Hill? Tormented Souls is looking to harness those classics when it releases on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC later this year.
Originally confirmed for release on Xbox One and PS4 back in the middle of last year, we now find confirmation of both a physical (PS5, Switch) and digital release of Tormented Souls on next-gen consoles – that’ll be Xbox Series X|S and PS5 – along with Nintendo Switch and PC. Due to launch later in 2021, Tormented Souls is a modern take on the fixed-perspective adventure that has wowed gamers throughout the years.
It tells the tale of how Caroline Walker has been lured to the small town of Winterlake by fate (or perhaps something altogether more sinister) as she fights for her life, for answers, and for an escape from the decrepit hell in which she finds herself. But it’s in the gameplay where Tormented Souls looks to shine and by featuring an improved control scheme and more dynamic camera, Tormented Souls strives to retain everything that made classic survival horror titles so beloved by fans whilst taking advantage of the power and depth of experience made possible by next gen hardware.
Winterlake is the setting and while investigating the disappearance of twin girls in the small, isolated town something terrible happens to Caroline Walker. Waking in the dead of night, naked in a bathtub – and hooked up to some decrepit medical equipment – Caroline must fight for her life as she explores the halls of an abandoned mansion turned hospital.
This is a game that will have you needing to ensure that your wits are about you, as nothing is quite as it seems in the Winterlake wonderland. But you’ll also have to delve deep into the mind, cleverly combining items to solve puzzles, as you use every resource available to explore the secrets of the mansion and its grounds. There are mirrors too – you know, it wouldn’t be a haunting experience without mirrors – yet it is these which provide a gateway to another place and time.
If you are up for seeing what the dark forces of Tormented Souls have in store for you, hold tight till later this year and prepare to experience the suffering on Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Nintendo Switch and PC. The mansion may be abandoned, but you’ll never be alone in the dark.
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