Today, developer Dynamic Pixels and publisher tinyBuild Games announced that their highly-anticipated stealth horror game, Hello Neighbor, is launching on PC on August 29th. But wait there’s more. The pair also revealed that the game is coming to Xbox One, and better yet, is launching on the same day as the PC version.
When I first started covering Hello Neighbor back in 2015, nobody really knew what it was. Now, the game has multiple Lets’ Plays on Youtube playing some of its early builds each with millions of views. Very rapidly, Hello Neighbor has become a pretty big deal, and easily tinyBuild Game’s biggest upcoming release.
So, what is Hello Neighbor? Well, it’s a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbor’s house and trying to figure out what horrible secrets he’s hiding in the basement. Simple, right? Well, no. See, the AI you play against actually deploys many intricate and advanced systems that makes it so he learns from your every move. Really enjoy climbing through the backyard window? Expect a bear trap there after awhile. Like to sneak right through the front? Expect cameras located there soon. You’re infiltrating his house — he knows it better — including all the shortcuts he’ll use to catch you. The game is simply incredibly intense at times. But don’t just take my word on it: check out this trailer and see for yourself.
The game notably boasts multiple houses and sandbox-style gameplay with plenty of environmental interaction and physics.
Hello Neighbor is currently available in Steam Early Access for $29.99 USD. It’s unclear if this price will transition over to the final release. Additionally, you can play a free Pre-Alpha version of the game here.
A new video detailing the game’s advanced AI accompanied today’s announcement: you can check it out below: