The release window for Stray Souls is here with Stray Souls on the way to us all this coming Halloween
Place one more title on the release schedule for October here, with Stray Souls on its way to the PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC this Halloween. If that means literally on October 31st or one of the surrounding dates that video games usually launch on, that is still up in the air from Jukai Studio and Versus Evil. I have a feeling it could be closer to one of the other days so we have a chance to fully experience Stray Souls on the big spooky day, but it could be the same. If only things were a little clearer here out of Fear Fest 2023 to make sure we were all on the correct page when it comes to our horror titles out there.
In addition to this new announcement for Stray Souls, we also have another fun look at the game in the mix too. A new look that mixes in more of the weirdness of it all and more of the true horror in the game’s world. This is a title that uses many of the fun scare tactics that the Japanese horror titles out there have always been using. All while mixing things up to keep us on our toes while surviving and figuring out puzzles in the world. Even if many of the puzzles look to be figuring out lock combinations in the mix of the monsters roaming around in Stray Souls. Have a look and see what will be in our eyes this coming Halloween.
Stray Souls — Fear Fest 2023
As part of Fear Fest 2023, we’re so excited to announce that Stray Souls is coming to PC & consoles Halloween 2023! Are you prepared to face the horrors of Aspen Falls in Daniel’s search for the truth?
Dive into the mind of Daniel, a teenage boy who inherits a home from his estranged grandmother. As he moves in, Daniel meets the enigmatic Martha who knows more about the house than he would expect. As night falls, dark secrets hiding within the dwelling and Daniel’s past come out of the woodwork – secrets Daniel cannot seem to outrun…
Stray Souls combines beloved elements of Japanese survival horror games with an array of new tricks, including a variety of randomized systems where enemy encounters, item placement, paranormal activity, and even weather patterns are always changing so no two playthroughs are exactly the same. Using the power of Metahuman technology and Unreal Engine 5, characters and environments are authentically brought to life, throwing you straight into the dread and dismay of the narrative.
Stray Souls will launch this Halloween on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.
- Explore the town of Aspen Falls and surrounding areas to uncover a malevolent plot set in motion at Daniel’s birth.
- Immerse yourself in Daniel’s story. Choose responses at key moments through branching dialogue options, shaping Daniel’s tone and personality.
- Fight hordes of nasty creatures or run for your life. Simplified combat without massive load-outs puts the focus on strategizing combat tactics and resource management.
- Solve dozens of clever puzzles with out-of-the-box solutions to test your wit.
- Randomized systems ensure that enemy encounters, item locations, changing weather patterns, and strange phenomena all occur at various places, making each playthrough unique.
This new trailer is a little bit of a mixed bag for me when it comes to Stray Souls. As I mentioned, it does look and feel like the puzzles, exploration, and combat will be on the terms of what we have seen many times over. All while giving us more of the creepier monster vibes when it comes to certain parts of the game. I really do enjoy seeing some of them creeping about more in the background and they are not all massive flesh monsters rushing us down. With any luck, this will be a perfect balance in the game and Stray Souls will be the next big title for us to keep revisiting each spooky season going forward.
Do you think that Stray Souls will be able to hit that perfect balance in the game world or will it lean into the basics we have played many times over? Do you think these creeping monsters will be all over the place or will it only be in specific locations of the game? Will we see this one only land on Halloween specifically or will it have a date that is a little before the holiday? Take it all into the comment section to discuss and let the world know what is on your mind for this. We will have much more for Stray Souls as we get closer to the release, so please keep on checking for all of that and everything else.