The 11-minute walkthrough showcases new mechanics like the Lantern and how the Writer’s journey ties into the previous games.​

Bloober Team and Anshar Studios have released an extensive gameplay walkthrough for Layers of Fear, the latest entry in the series. It introduces the Writer, a new playable character, as she enters the Lighthouse and explores the story linking together all of the previous games’ events. Check it out below, though remember that the footage isn’t final.

Players will return to the first game’s House and use the new Lantern, which seems to burn away certain dark phenomena. Many of the scenes will be familiar, taken from the perspective of the Painter, but the Actor’s journey in Layers of Fear 2 is also present.

Layers of Fear features both games and their DLC with a new chapter, “The Final Note”, providing another perspective to the first game. It utilizes Unreal Engine 5 with Lumen, ray tracing, volumetric lighting, HDR and Niagara support.

Layers of Fear releases in June 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months, and check out the latest screenshots below.

Layers of Fear_03 Layers of Fear 

Layers of Fear_02