Nightmarish psychological thriller Stray Souls comes to PC and Consoles in 2023
Independent game studio Jukai Studio and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, today announced that its mystery-driven psychological horror game Stray Souls is coming to PC, PlayStation 4|5 and Xbox Series S|X in 2023; with a hands-off demo also being shown to press this week at GDC 2023.
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 woodworks - 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.
“We think it’s good to embrace a little evil sometimes, and it has been a pleasure to work with Jukai Studio to bring their contemporary Japanese style thriller to life,” said Steve Escalante, General Manager of Versus Evil. “Stray Souls pays homage to classics like Resident Evil and Silent Hill whilst bringing its own spin on the genre with new technological innovations. This is a game built by people that know horror, from a veteran dev team who have worked on other titles such as Blair Witch, The Medium, Visage, and Road to Hollow Hills - it’s built by horror fans for horror fans..”
Stray Souls will release on the PC and consoles later this year.