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Outlast Trials reveals a bloody new trailer, teases cooperative gameplay at Gamescom

Up to four players can be terrified at the same time

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Outlast Trials, the third entry in the bloody first-person survival horror game from the team at Red Barrels, revealed its first gameplay trailer on Wednesday. It arrived as part of the Gamescom Opening Night Live streaming event by Geoff Keighley.

The original Outlast was a PlayStation 4 exclusive released in 2013. Its success led to a sequel, Outlast 2, released in 2017. Red Barrels is still in control of the franchise, and has an intimidating new wrinkle for dedicated fans; cooperative multiplayer for up to four players.

The image of a creepy funhouse, with carts and manaquins in the foreground. There’s also what looks like a lunch counter and an old timey fortune-telling machine. Image: Red Barrels

“Set in the height of the Cold War era, players take on the role of test subjects abducted by the shadowy Murkoff Corporation,” reads the game’s official description. “Imprisoned in a secret Murkoff facility, players will be thrust into a series of physical and mental ordeals, tormented by iconic characters, and challenged alone or in teams to survive with their sanity intact.”

No release date was announced, and no platforms were mentioned either. You can find out more on the game’s official website.

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