Layers of Fears gets a brand new and seriously creepy trailer

We got a brand-new Layers of Fears trailer that is full of mystery and creepy intrigue at the Future Games Show at Gamescom Powered by Mana - and it only made us want to see more. Check out the trailer above, and read on for more details about the highly anticipated game. 

Layers of Fears isn't a straight-up remaster of the original two games but is more like a re-imagination and expansion (hence the name). It will feature expanded plotlines and gameplay and a few surprises, according to Bloober Team, who is co-developing the game with Anshar Studios.

The trailer, which is a mix of in-engine footage and in-game capture, begins with a voiceover about someone's first ever memory of pressing the key on a piano. They discuss the initial reaction of pure joy at the sound, then the "surge of power as I realized the piano would do whatever I wanted it to." The person promises they will "never be one of his paintings" before promising to make the paintings like them: "scarred, broken, hidden from the world, imprisoned in this house."

The trailer shows the player traversing through this horrifying house filled with horrifying paintings, and for a moment, it feels like they could never escape. But just before the trailer ends, we see a glimpse of a lighthouse, which was a part of Layers of Fear 2. While we know the core games will be there, it's still unclear how Layers of Fears will present this reimagined revisiting of a classic horror game.

Layers of Fears will release in early 2023 for -simultaneously Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PC. 

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Alyssa Mercante

Alyssa Mercante is an editor and features writer at GamesRadar based out of Brooklyn, NY. Prior to entering the industry, she got her Masters's degree in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Newcastle University with a dissertation focusing on contemporary indie games. She spends most of her time playing competitive shooters and in-depth RPGs and was recently on a PAX Panel about the best bars in video games. In her spare time Alyssa rescues cats, practices her Italian, and plays soccer.