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The Outlast Trials - Court is now in session with new Halloween update
Subjects can now enter the new Courthouse Trial and take advantage of the Steam and Epic Games Store Halloween sales now!
October 26, 2023
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]
Red Barrels |
Thursday, October 26, 2023 (Montréal, Québec) - Red Barrels, the indie development studio behind the critically-acclaimed and terrifying Outlast franchise, today opens the doors to the Courthouse, a new Trial from its Halloween update for its survival horror multiplayer The Outlast Trials.
Launched into Early Access during May 2023, The Outlast Trials has been a phenomenal success, with 1.4 million copies sold. Newcomers to this terrifying 4-player co-op experience can take advantage of a ghoulishly generous 20% Halloween discount.
The Outlast Trials | Courthouse - New Trial Map Trailer: https://youtu.be/YaPgquXG6lg
Subjects can get acquainted with the new Trial ‘Program 4: Truth and Justice’ and encounter new Weekly Programs, additional MK-Challenges, and Program Geister; a limited-time Halloween event complete with special rewards. Subjects can also anticipate new Amps, Variators, Prescriptions, Cosmetics, Cell Items, and a Sleep Room Minigame, as well as numerous quality-of-life enhancements.
Alongside the updates, the following additions and improvements include:
Group Find Changes - Find players for the same Trial and other options
New Level Cap, Prescriptions and Amps - Continue your progression and unlock new Prescriptions and Amps
New Conclusion - Where will Murkoff send the reborns?
New Legendary Outfits - New Legendary Outfits available for the reborn
Player Reporting Tools - New tool to ensure a great experience for all players
New Performance XP - Rewards based on your actions during the Trial
AI Improvements - Revamped Screamer enemy and many other changes
Steam and Epic Games Store Sales
New subjects who purchase The Outlast Trials during the Halloween period can brave the challenges of the Murkoff facility at a special 20% discount. The Early Access game is available on Epic Games Store for $23.99 / £19.03 / €21.59 and $27.19 CAD until November 1st and will be part of the Steam store sale between October 26 - November 2 for $24.00 / £20.00 / €23.20 and $31.19 CAD.
About The Outlast Trials
The Outlast Trials, is a brand new take on the acclaimed Outlast survival horror series, set in the same terrifying universe as the previous titles, only this time you can choose to play on your own or with friends in a team of up to four people.
Set in the height of the Cold War era, players take on the role of test subjects abducted by the shadowy Murkoff Corporation. Imprisoned in a secret Murkoff facility, players will be thrust into a series of physical and mental ordeals, tormented by iconic characters, and challenged alone or in teams to survive with their sanity intact.
The Outlast Trials is currently in Early Access for PC and is due for release on consoles early 2024.
Keep in touch with Red Barrels for all The Outlast Trials updates:
Facebook: https://facebook.com/RedBarrels & https://www.facebook.com/Outlastthegame/
Listen to the harrowing audio and atmosphere of The Outlast Trials in the official soundtrack of the game, available now on Spotify.
Dead Good PR for Red Barrels
Hell is an experiment you can't survive in Outlast; a first-person survival horror game series developed by veterans of some of the biggest game franchises in history. Critically acclaimed for its immersive atmosphere, sound design and full-frontal scares, the series soon became the leading horror game experience of its generation. The rules of the Outlast universe are simple – run, hide or die trying.
Outlast, the original release, begins with an intriguing anonymous tip that leads you to explore the dark heart of Mount Massive Asylum, home to the secret experiments of the Murkoff Corporation. Whistleblower, the DLC continuation, tells the backstory to the atrocities found in Outlast and stretches past the events of the first game to show the final bloody chapter in Mount Massive Asylum's story. Outlast 2 places you deep in the wilderness where you discover the residents of Temple Gate and a corruption so profound that going mad may be the only sane thing to do.
About Red Barrels
Red Barrels is the studio behind the immersive indie horror series Outlast, a series that has terrified more than 15 million players worldwide. Based in Montréal, Red Barrel’s mission is to create unforgettable experiences that leave the player’s blood running cold. Red Barrels was founded by Philippe Morin (Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Assassin’s Creed and Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune), David Chateauneuf (Lead level designer: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell: Conviction) and Hugo Dallaire (Art Director: Splinter Cell and Army of Two).
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