Moons of Madness Wraps its Tentacles Around PC This Month, Console Releases Next Year


Horror fans have yet another chilling experience to look forward to this month, as Moons of Madness has announced an October release date -- at least on PC. Those hoping to play on console will have to wait until early next year. Publisher Funcom has released a new Moons of Madness teaser trailer, which provides a glimpse of some new environments and creepy enemies. You can check it out, below.

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Not sure what that was 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 the new trailer, things will eventually get pretty intense. There’s been a few solid Lovecraft-inspired games released recently (check out our reviews for Call of Cthulhu and The Sinking City), but hopefully Moons of Madness takes the weird horror to the next level.

Moons of Madness hits PC (via Steam) on October 22. The game creeps onto Xbox One and PS4 on January 21, 2019.