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Asylum horror The Town of Light being fancied up

BOO!

The abandoned ayslum of psychological explore-o-horror The Town of Light [official site] is being spruced up a bit. Developers LKA have been making The Town of Light prettier and a bit bigger for its upcoming console release, see, and say those changes will come back to PC. Our Adam quite liked The Town of Light when it hit last year, especially having visited the real-world ruined asylym it's set in, so good, good news for folks with a similar horrorhead to that lad.

Today's announcement says the reworked version "will offer new puzzles, additional story elements, reworked voiceover dialogue, more interactive elements and a huge graphical and UI overhaul that aims to deliver a more polished and immersive experience."

It neglects to mention quite how we'll receive these changes on PC, whether they'll be a free update or a separate game or a paid upgrade or... I've e-mailed the marketingmen to ask, and will let you know what I hear back.

Update: Yup, I'm told this'll come as a free update.

The Town of Light, to remind you, is a very gently puzzly explore-o-adventure visiting the ruins of a now-closed asylum in Italy. Adam quite liked how different it felt to your usual video game asylum, with nary a jumpscare ghost nor mechanical megamonster in sight, when he played a chunk. LKA were shooting for the horror to come from the sorts of things that genuinely happened but ah, from what I've seen a fair bit is clumsy and cliché. That's not a quote you'll find in this new trailer:

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