Publisher 1C today announced that they will be taking us into the terrifying forests of Through the Woods on PC in October 2016. They’ve also revealed new screenshots and a new trailer.
Developed by Antagonist, Through the Woods is a Norse-themed/inspired 3rd person horror-adventure game—and based on the demo I played last year it looks like it will be a damn good one.
I don’t tend to cover a lot of gaming news unless it’s about a game I am truly excited for and interested in. Through the Woods is one of those games.
If isolation, darkness, and the terror of being alone at night in the forest freak you out (in a good way), then Through the Woods should definitely be on your radar.
Check out the trailer and screens below.
I played through the demo of it some time back and absolutely loved it. The forest feels alive, and there are definitely things lurking just beyond the light of your torch and the moonlight.
The demo for Through the Woods was a taut, eerie experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
In the demo, you spend most of the game finding your way along dark paths and exploring abandoned cabins. The wind howls. The forest cries. Did the wind close that door suddenly, or is it something else? Even the demo for Through the Woods did a magnificent job of keeping you guessing and on edge. (And I enjoyed it more than that crappy AAA disappointment The Evil Within…)
And there are definitely things in the woods. In the demo, you’re eventually chased by a troll–one you probably won’t see, because if your curiosity gets the better of you and you stop too long to look back at whatever is making those thunderous foot steps and knocking over trees… you’re dead.
(And I was!)
About the game
Through the Woods is a third-person Norse horror adventure set in a forest on the western shores of Norway that tells the story of a mother and her missing son. You experience the story as told by the mother’s re-telling of the events surrounding her son’s disappearance.
The game will be releasing on PC just in time for Halloween in October 2016.