The Town Of Light brings psychological horror to Xbox One

After surviving Layers Of Fear (opens in new tab), you might quite fancy a horror experience that's not all about the jump scares.The Town Of Light could be just that game. Newly announced for Xbox One, this first person slice of psychological terror takes place in asylum and, while that might sound like typical shlock horror material, this is all based on extensive research of the Italian mental health system during the 1970s.

While the story is of a fictional woman reliving her experiences of the asylum when she was 16, the facts surrounding the place are very real and dev team LKA.it has painstakingly recreated the location. What we've seen so far still has the scary dolls and creaking doors of traditional horror but these accompany a disturbing tale of the problems associated with mental healthcare. The game is out on PC on February 26 and will be out on Xbox One later this year. Check out the trailer below.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.