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World Of Horror

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Ysbryd Games
Developer: Panstasz
Release Date: Oct. 19, 2023

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'World Of Horror' Early Access Update Adds New Events, Characters, Modding and More, Full Launch Delayed Until 2022

by Rainier on Dec. 2, 2021 @ 5:43 p.m. PST

World Of Horror is a cosmic horror retro RPG where you witness the demise of sanity as the Old Gods reawaken and grotesque abominations stalk a seaside Japanese village via collectible event cards that guide the story.

World Of Horror follows the rural residents of a small seaside Japanese town facing inhuman terrors in a world spiraling toward madness. Investigate the return of eldritch monsters and solve puzzles to collect arcane spell components. Struggle against malevolent legends of folklore like the Aka Manto and Kuchisake-onna, summoned by performing dark rites.

It’s the end of the world and the only solution is to confront the terror reigning over the apocalypse. 

Navigate this hellish, roguelite reality through turn-based combat and unforgiving choices. Experiment with the events of a playthrough by building a deck of event cards to discover different outcomes for your battles against the darkness. Different decks may even unlock new mysteries or clues.

World Of Horror features branching stories with five playable characters to brave the chaos, each with their own story and a different perspective on the events that unfold. Unravel puzzles and mysteries through spells that sacrifice sanity. Uncover disturbing and shocking clues. Diligently search every nook and cranny, scouring for helpful items that may come in handy in another twisted encounter.

Developer panstasz and publisher Ysbryd Games announced that World Of Horror's The Ceaseless Curse Early Access update is now available.

New content:

  • TWO NEW MYSTERIES - Take care of a weird friend with a dark secret and explore a seemingly abandoned mansion full of grotesque paintings
  • NEW MODDING - Draft custom mysteries, create characters, and chain together events and combat encounters
  • NEW CHARACTERS - A WITCH and EX-CULTIST join the playable roster, now at 11 heroes
  • NEW EVENTS - Character-exclusive events build on their backstories and roles in the city. This is the biggest batch of new events since Early Access launch!
  • CHALLENGES - New game mode pits experienced players against carefully designed playthroughs with devilish mechanics
  • CITY PLANNING - Customize the game with additional actions

World Of Horror is available through Early Access ((Steam, itch io, GOG)) and the Xbox Game Preview program for $14.99, as well as with Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Experience the quiet horror of this love letter to the works of Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft. World Of Horror is free of typical jump scares, relying solely on its unnerving environments and amorphous terrors to create a gnawing sense of dread. Complimented by haunting chiptunes and a 1-bit art style with a variety of available palettes, World Of Horror presents a series of frightening and unsettling accounts that linger well after stepping away.

Cassandra Khaw, writer on games including Wasteland 3, Sunless Skies and She Remembered Caterpillars, as well as author of the critically acclaimed horror novel Hammers on Bone, will collaborate with Panstasz on the writing for World Of Horror.

Key Features:

  • Choose from five unique characters and solve over 10 mysteries in Early Access.
  • Most mysteries harbor multiple endings - for those that survive long enough.
  • Acclaimed wordsmith Cassandra Khaw (Hammers On Bone) lends her talents to the words articulating the game’s terrors.
  • A haunting chiptune soundtrack accentuates the game’s stark 1-bit art style, drawn 100% in MS Paint.

World Of Horror will be available on Nintendo Switch, PS4 and PC (Steam, itch io, GOG), Mac and Linux in 2022.

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