Gun Media and Bloober Team have been teasing a new game formerly called Project Melies. Today they released a new trailer for the game, and at the end of it it is revealed that the game is actually Layers of Fear 2, a follow-up to the atmospheric horror game from 2016. You can see the teaser at the bottom of this post.
Very little information on the game is given, other than the fact that this game seems to have something to do with classic cinema. We have creepy narration from Tony Todd and a wide shot of people watching a film in a theater, but other than that we don’t have much to go on. A release date wasn’t revealed, though more information is expected soon.
For those unfamiliar with the first game, the following is an overview from the Steam page:
“You take another drink as the canvas looms in front of you. A light flickers dimly in the corner. You’ve created countless pieces of art, but never anything like…this. Why haven’t you done this before? It seems so obvious in retrospect. Your friends, critics, business partners—soon, they’ll all see. But something’s still missing…
You look up, startled. That melody… Was that a piano? It sounded just like her… But, no—that would be impossible. She’s gone. They’re all gone.
Have to focus. How long has it taken to get to this point? Too long, but it doesn’t matter. There will be no more distractions. It’s almost finished. You can feel it. Your creation. Your Magnum Opus.
Dare you help paint a true Masterpiece of Fear? Layers of Fear is a first-person psychedelic horror game with a heavy focus on story and exploration. Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness, as you walk through a vast and constantly changing Victorian-era mansion. Uncover the visions, fears and horrors that entwine the painter and finish the masterpiece he has strived so long to create.”
Layers of Fear 2 does not currently have confirmed platforms or a release date, but we’ll bring you more information on that as soon as it becomes available. Check out the teaser trailer below.