Underwater Horror Game Narcosis Receives New Trailer and Screenshots Ahead of Launch

The new horror game from developer Honor Code arrives later this month on March 28.

Developer Honor Code recently released a new trailer for their upcoming survival horror game Narcosis. Also released were new screenshots showing off the game’s underwater atmosphere.

If you aren’t familiar with Narcosis, a description for the game as well as some details on its development history are as follows:

Stranded on the seafloor with low light and few tools, an industrial diver takes desperate steps to surface before his oxygen — and sanity — give out.

Conceived as a student project, this first person survival story unfolds following an industrial catastrophe, from inside a half-ton, high-tech dive suit — a “walking coffin.” Influenced and inspired by a growing appetite for unconventional horror and narrative-driven games, Narcosis is rooted in reality, but steeped in the surreal.

According to the game’s Steam page, it boasts the following features:

  • Pressure Kills: High-stress situations accelerate oxygen intake, distorting sight, sound, space and time.

  • Hostile Waters: A knife, flashlight and flares are essential to surviving the nightmarish flora and fauna of the abyss.

  • Phantom Narrative: The survivor’s account unfolds in inexplicable ways alongside the player’s journey.

  • Beyond Good and Evil: No shadowy organizations or eldritch terrors at Narcosis’ dark heart, only primal fears and human limits.

  • Terror Verite: Primal fears — darkness, confinement and isolation — take on new levels of immersion when experienced in VR.

Drowning is one of my personal biggest fears. Combine that with psychological horror and the ability to play in VR and you have the makings of a truly terrifying gameplay experience.

Narcosis releases at the end of this month on March 28 for PC, Mac, and Xbox One for $19.99. It will be compatible with Oculus and HTC Vive VR headsets. Be sure to watch the new trailer and check out the new screenshots below.

Logan Moore

Logan Moore is the Managing Editor around these parts and enjoys the video game Super Mario Odyssey.

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