Seeking Asylum – Outlast: Whistleblower DLC Out In May

By Nathan Grayson on April 30th, 2014 at 11:00 am.

I bet he's a hit at parties

Those darn Whistleblowers. Always huffing and puffing until they (whistle) blow entire houses down. Edward Snowden did it to the NSA, which now… remains frighteningly functional, and the main character of prequel DLC Outlast: Whistleblower will do the same to the game’s Asylum, leaving it… frighteningly functional for the main game’s plot. But that’s whistleblowing for you. The only thing it immediately grinds to a halt is recess. Sometimes. Everything else is a process. Sink into the depths of this post’s madness for a trailer.

Whistleblower will release as a story expansion for Outlast on May 6th. It’ll run you $8.99, which comes out to probably, like, four cents per scare, or 0.89 cents per fleck of fear-induced spittle flung onto your monitor. Here’s what it’s about:

“Whistleblower will let you play as Waylon Park, a software engineer under contract with Murkoff and the man who emailed journalists around the world – including [Outlast main character] Miles – at the beginning of Outlast. Spending a couple of weeks at Mount Massive, during which he was unable to even talk to his wife and son thanks to strict security protocols, Waylon developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients. Identifying with those poor souls fueled Waylon’s anger, and set the stage for his unmasking of Mount Massive’s rotten core.”

“Although Whistleblower tells the story that led to Outlast, it will actually stretch past the events of the first game to show the final chapter in Mount Massive Asylum’s story.”

Ooooooo, portentous. The trailer looks like pretty standard Outlast, albeit a bit more populated. I could go for another trip into Mount Massive’s sloughing guts, though. The setting might be cliche, but the original game kept things frantic and varied enough to at least excite me, if not scare off my pants, knock off my socks, or remove any other articles of clothing despite valiant attempts to do so.

What do you think? Are you ready for a springtime scare? Or have you moved on to slightly more recent fare like Daylight? (Adam Edit: or perhaps the synths and satyrs of the giallo influenced Depths Of Fear? Do not overlook it!)

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13 Comments »

  1. Premium User Badge Gap Gen says:

    Hand: it’s what’s for dinner.

    • trout says:

      doesn’t really grip me as a main-meal, more like light finger-food

    • Turkey says:

      I’m trying to eat hand, but this old-timey music is creeping me out too much. The juxtaposition is too much.

  2. Premium User Badge DarkLiberator says:

    Might buy this. I much enjoyed Outlast despite some tiresome jump scares. The inmates were really fascinating, everyone had their own personality, which is actually kinda creepy.

  3. XhomeB says:

    I really should play Outlast at long last, bought it from GOG a few months ago and haven’t found the time to play it yet… Or should I say I haven’t mustered up the courage to play another scary game after Penumbra and Amnesia.

  4. bosseye says:

    Loved Outlast in every single way. Scared me witless. So very much looking forward to trying this, along with Daylight and The Forest hitting early access this month, I’m set for brown trousers for the foreseeable. Shame its so blasted light outside in the evenings.

  5. MattM says:

    I really wanted to play outlast, but the screen tilting gives me an instant headache.