I’m bored with our Anglo-American ghosts and monsters–headless nobles, goblins, orcs, Slendermen, Frankensteins, and people in bedsheets–and want to see more of other cultures’ ghoulies. Part of why The Witcher was so refreshing is that it introduced us to Slavic spooks from noonwraiths to drowners, unpleasant things which felt grounded in a place and culture. Knowing nothing about Southeast Asian folklore, I’m quite keen to meet its terrors in DreadOut, a survival horror inspired by the Fatal Frame/Project Zero series and made by an Indonesian team.
It’ll arrive on Steam on May 15, developers Digital Happiness have announced. (That’s my greatest fear: happiness.) Come have a gander at some of the ghosties in a new trailer.