Halloween is going to become extra dark and terrifying this year, as publisher Funcom and developer Rock Pocket Games have announced that their cosmic horror game Moons of Madness will launch on PC on October 22. Release date on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is set to January 21, 2020.
Moons of Madness is bound to bring a chill down the spine of even the toughest horror game fan. You play as Shane Newehart, chief engineer on a research facility on Mars, 140 million miles away from the nearest police station. So, when things start going wrong, you are pretty much on your own. And things will go wrong.
In true Lovecraftian fashion, you will face an indescribable evil. You will have to run and hide till you can figure out a way to conquer your own worst nightmare.
“We wanted to make a game that combines Lovecraftian elements and Mars exploration,” explains Rock Pocket Games CEO Ivan Moen. “And central to a good Lovecraft experience is the battle that goes on in your own mind. You will face external threats, sure, but having to face your inner demons at the same time is what makes this truly terrifying.”
Moons of Madness is set in the same thematic universe as Funcom’s The Secret World, where conspiracies and dark secrets are commonplace. The Secret World-players will recognize certain names and themes, but playing that game is by no means a prerequisite to enjoy this one.
The game will be available on Steam on October 22 for $24.99 (pricing may differ across territories).
For more information about Moons of Madness, you can check out its official website.