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