Layers of Fear 2 announced, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock

Layers of Fear 2 takes place on a haunted ship and evokes the suspense and dread of a Hitchcock film.

Published Thu, Oct 25 2018 6:48 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:50 AM CST

Today Bloober Team and Gun Media announced Layers of Fear 2, a new chapter in the mind-bending horror series set aboard a seemingly haunted cruise ship.

Remember that mysterious Project Melies game that was announced back in March? That project is actually Layers of Fear 2, and it aims to tap lots themes and eerie motifs from early horror films. Bloober Team directly references Alfred Hitchcock as an inspiration (which bodes extremely well for the game in my book), and says Layers of Fear 2 will feature unique styles akin to those of silent film director Georges Melies (he directed the excellent A Trip to the Moon film).

"Set on a desolate ship, Layers of Fear 2 will rely on the claustrophobic, ever-changing environments to keep players in the dark, never knowing what horror to expect around every corner and through every door. The feeling of uneasiness and terror will be enhanced by influences from classic cinematography ranging from the experimental works of Georges Melies to the twists and turns used by Alfred Hitchcock."

Layers of Fear 2 is expected to release in 2019.

Layers of Fear 2 announced, inspired by Alfred Hitchcock |

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