Saibot Studios sent out word that Doorways: The Underworld will be coming soon to Steam’s Early Access platform, but it hit a bit of a hiccup and so it won’t be arriving in August as the studio had originally planned. Instead, the game will be made available starting September 17th in nearly one month’s time. The game looks a heck of a lot like a basement-only version of Outlast, and seems to have a stronger focus on linear scares and seemingly unconquerable encounters.
The game comes from renown Argentina studio that is quickly becoming renown for their independent horror titles. The upcoming Doorways: The Underworld features an atmospheric journey into a very dark place that hinges on the paranormal. As explained in the press release…
“Prized for their psychic abilities, the agents of Doorways are charged with tempting the thresholds of sanity to hunt down the most depraved criminals, but Thomas Foster may have stepped too close to the edge. Confused, his memories riddled with holes, Foster’s only option is to go deeper in search of his next target; The Surgeon.”
If the game sounds a little thin on the details or you’re having trouble wrapping your mind around the concepts, just check out the gameplay trailer below.
I’m not entirely sure what to think of the game based on that footage. Although I’m sure that we’ll see the game in action a lot more on the Let’s Play scene on YouTube.
The game reminds me a lot of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and A Machine For Pigs.
I kind of wish we could see just a bit more of the actual gameplay other than the flashlight sprawl in the tight corridors.
I’m sure we’ll see more gameplay footage once the release date draws near… oh wait, there is more gameplay, courtesy of PewDiePie. Cover your ears, open your eyes and hide your kids.