Layers of Fears Gamescom 2022 Trailer Reveals New Storyline and More

Coming early 2023.
A new trailer for Layers of Fear has been released by Bloober Team, showing off new storylines for the upcoming game.
A new trailer for Layers of Fear has been released by Bloober Team, showing off new storylines for the upcoming game. Bloober Team

Publisher and developer Bloober Team has released a brand-new trailer for Layers of Fears during Gamescom 2022, and this one unveils an extended look into “The Final Note,” one of the new storylines that will be introduced for this game. Layers of Fears is the third game in the series following the original Layers of Fear and Layers of Fear 2, set to be released in early 2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam. Check out the trailer for Layers of Fears below.

The new trailer for Layers of Fears describes the events that circulate in “The Final Note,” a new storyline focusing on the Painter’s Wife. This wife is a musician, and her story serves as another backdrop for the madness that surrounds this mysterious family and how their intertwined stories make up part of a terrible horror that will soon emerge.

This new Layers of Fears title is very unique in its setting in the greater series canon. It basically revisits the stories of Layers of Fear and Layers of Fear 2 while mixing in some new storylines of its own and reimagining the overall narrative structure connecting them. The game is a first-person, psychological horror set during the early 20th century, and follows the lives and tragedies of a madness-engulfed family as they slowly descend into insanity. Layers of Fears, like its predecessors, is heavily influenced by the many lenses of art; it starts with Victorian paintings and slowly unravels itself into worlds of music and film.

Layers of Fears' most well-known enhancement is the framework being developed under Unreal Engine 5, with the addition of ray tracing, HDR, 4K resolution, and the Lumen system. The game follows three distinct plots: the Painter, who is the husband, the Musician, who is the wife, and the Actor, who is the daughter. Their stories, while seemingly unrelated, ultimately converge into a maddening anthology of fear and darkness.

As a game that’s primarily focused on its presentation via aesthetics and sound, Layers of Fears features architecture, cinema, and décor from the 19th and 20th century periods. The ominous, classical soundtrack is composed by Arkadiusz Reikowski, conducted by George Strezov, and performed by the Sofia Session Orchestra.

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