Survival horror game Yuoni will launch for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on August 19 in Japan with English language support, publisher Chorus Worldwide and developer Tricore announced. Pre-orders for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 physical editions are available now at retailers such as Amazon Japan and Yodobashi.
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series versions run in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.
Here is an overview of the game, via Chorus Worldwide:
Yuoni is a first-person horror action game set in Japan in the year 1990. As Ai, a grade-schooler yet to realize how closed off she is, you are forced to play children’s games in a world of permanent dusk. There, Ai’s life hangs in the balance as you are attacked day after day by shadowy entities and eyeball monsters among other horrors. Eventually monsters start to bleed into the real world, where Ai discovers that she, too…
- Evolving Gameplay – Test your courage in a dangerous game of hide and seek before initiating a terrifyingly twisted version of tag with abominations not of this world. Use the items you’ve gathered to flee your sunset hell, but be sure to remember the paths you’ve taken or risk being trapped there forever.
- Japanese Locations Ablaze with a Haunting, Beautiful Sunset – Experience an unnerving mix of beauty, fear and nostalgia in a mysterious world where a Japanese house, school and hospital are all inexplicably connected. Explore corridors dyed twilight crimson, witness the ethereal glow of amber through paper walls of a traditional Japanese house and escape creeping black shadows in hospital rooms where the power is somehow always out.
- Hide or Die – 10-year-old Ai has no defensive measures to defeat the enemies you face; instead, you must take advantage of each spirit’s weaknesses to survive. Hold your breath to sneak past blind foes or dash past deaf ones as quick as your little legs can carry you. And if you can’t get away in time, prepare to suffer a dire fate at the hands of unimaginable forces.
- If Only There Were Another Way… – Upon clearing the game, another ending will become available to you. What story will this new path unveil? Slipping back into the terrifying world of Yuoni will see you face considerably more challenging foes for an even greater reward.
If you missed our previous coverage, watch a trailer here.