Publisher Crunching Koalas and developer Acid Wizard Studio are finally releasing their new survival horror/adventure game Darkwood on consoles this week.
Darkwood is out now on PlayStation 4 and will be available tomorrow on Nintendo Switch and on Xbox One on Friday. You can watch the brand new launch trailer below and read more about Darkwood. You can look forward to our review of the game soon.
Darkwood is a challenging survival horror game that does not rely on jump scares. Scavenge and explore the rich, ever-changing free-roam world by day, then hunker down in your hideout and pray for the morning light.
The game takes place in East-Central Europe, in a forest possessed by unknown evil forces that corrupt all the inhabitants of the woods -people, animals, and even the plants… Player’s goals are simple –survive at all cost and try to escape. To achieve this, players will have to uncover the story of the forest, craft new items, fight the hostile residents of the woods, trade with the friendlier ones, set up traps to keep enemies out of their hideouts and inject strange potions into their character’s bloodstream, so he can learn skills that will help him stay alive.
Horror without jump scares – Darkwood is an atmospheric, psychological horror that creates the feeling of tension without the usual horror tricks. No creaking doors here!
Day and night cycle – explore the world during the day and try to survive the night by hiding from evil forces in your shelter.
Randomly generated map – the world will not change during your adventure with Darkwood, but it can be completely different for your friends!
Crafting – scavenge for materials to create weapons, traps, health potions or your hideout upgrades.
Skills and perks – learn new powers by extracting a strange essence from mutated fauna and flora and injecting it into your bloodstream.
No hand holding – test your skills and figure things out on your own!
Impactful decisions – decide on the world of Darkwood, its inhabitants and the story you experience