Red Barrels has announced that their first-person survival horror games Outlast and Outlast 2 will see release on Nintendo Switch early next year.
In Outlast, the player, as investigative journalist Miles Upshur, acting on a tip from an anonymous source breaks into the long-abandoned Mount Massive Asylum which has recently been re-opened by the transnational Murkoff Corporation.
After the immeasurable success that the first game saw, the developer soon followed it up with downloadable content and a sequel, Outlast 2, in which cameraman Blake Langermann and his wife Lynn are following a trail of clues that start with the murder of a pregnant woman known only as Jane Doe.
“It’s time for a little status update from us,” the developer shared. “First off, we wanted to take a moment to thank all of you that have bought Outlast 2 and have been supporting the studio for more than 5 years now.
“Red Barrels was nothing more than a dream, but with a lot of blood, sweat and beers it has now become a small, fully independent studio with a kickass team who can work miracles.
“We strive to create unique experiences and take risks. Hopefully, we’ll manage to entertain you for years to come.
“About the future, many of you have been requesting a DLC. While the first Outlast was made with the idea of a DLC in mind, that was not the case for Outlast 2. We’ve considered many options, but none of them felt appropriate for a DLC. Outlast 2 was created to make you feel like a rat in a maze, without any knowledge of what’s outside the maze.
“We will, at some point, make an Outlast 3 and answers will be given. You can also check out The Murkoff Account’s epilogue. It takes places right after the events of the second game and offers some insight into the events in the game.
“Currently we’re working on something a lot of you have been asking for… It won’t be a sequel to Outlast or Outlast 2, but it will be a distinct experience set in the Outlast universe. We can’t say more right now, we first need to make sure we can make it work. Like I mentioned, we strive to be risk-takers and this one is a pretty big challenge. If all goes well, we’ll soon be able to reveal more.
“In the meantime, the Outlast franchise will be released on the Nintendo Switch during the first quarter of 2018.”
Outlast and Outlast 2 will release on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch in early 2018.