Following its announcement last March, Funcom and Rocket Pocket Games’ new horror title, Moons Of Madness, has received a release date and a brand new trailer. The sci-fi meets Lovecraftian horror game has remained pretty silent over the months since its grand unveiling, but as it turns out, players won’t have to wait too long to get their hands on it.
Moons Of Madness will be available for PC on October 22 before eventually launching on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 21 next year. That’s not a long time to wait, but in the meantime, the title's new 43-second teaser shows off a lot more of the game and the frights it has in store.
This includes the player braving the perilous surface of Mars, approaching a shrine made of human remains, and even fleeing from a screeching tentacled monster. The trailer also begins to hint towards more of the game's story elements, a demonic woman speaking ominously to the player throughout. It’s clear from the footage alone that The Moons Of Madness will look to be an intense and thrilling experience that takes horror to a whole new frontier.
With Moons Of Madness also capitalizing on the ethereal creepiness of Lovecraftian horror, it’s clear that the niche genre is seeing something of a cult resurgence in the world of video games over recent years. The Sinking City and Call Of Cthulhu are just two other titles to have capitalized on the creepy style over the last twelve months, and with both finding relative success with horror fans, it could lead to more games adopting the genre in years to come. Moons Of Madness will be the first of these games to combine the style with a sci-fi setting, however, which will no doubt make for an interesting mix up to the traditional trappings of Lovecraftian horror.
Funcom, one of the two teams behind the creation of Moons Of Madness, has had a fair amount of success in recent years. The team found critical acclaim through its release of Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden as well as a thriving community in the popular online sandbox game Conan Exiles. Moons Of Madness will be the first horror the company’s worked on since 2015’s The Park, so it is likely to be a change of pace for the studio.
Moons Of Madness will release on October 22 on PC, and January 21 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.