Moons of Madness Drops an Intense Launch Trailer, Game Available Now on PC

Oct 22
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Looking for something good and atmospheric to play this Halloween season? Well, you might want to check out the sci-fi/Lovecraft mashup Moons of Madness, which is out…right now on PC! Publisher Funcom has released a launch trailer for the game, which you can check out below.

Want a little more? Here’s a brief gameplay clip, which shows your first encounter with an actual monster in the game. Moons of Madness isn’t all about the atmosphere – there are also plenty of tentacles to go around!

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Still not sure what the game is all about? Here’s a little more info about Moons of Madness’ story:

In Moons of Madness you play Shane Newehart, a technician stationed at the Invictus, a secret research base built by the Orochi group. Your low security clearance means you are completely unaware of the existence of a mysterious, intelligent signal that has been detected on the red planet. Your job is simply to keep the lights on until the transport ship Cyrano arrives bringing with it a new team to take over your duties. Soon you discover strange and unusual setbacks. Crucial systems are malfunctioning, the greenhouse is filled with a strange mist and the rest of your team have yet to return from their EVA mission. You begin seeing and hearing things that aren’t there. Visions, hallucinations – or is that even what it is? Is this real…or are you slowly descending into madness?

I got a chance to go hands-on with a Moons of Madness demo at E3, and I mostly enjoyed what I played. The chunk of the game I experienced was fairly low-key, but based on these new trailers, then game will eventually get pretty intense.

Moons of Madness is available now on Steam at budget $25 price point. If you’re hoping to play on Xbox One and PS4, you’ll have to wait until January 21, 2020. Moons of Madness codes went out late, but expect a full review from yours truly before Halloween.

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