This critically-acclaimed title has been delayed once, so when asked on Twitter if they are for sure about the release date, they simply replied with a GIF of Stepbrothers‘ John C. Reilly saying, “YUP!”. Thus, Agony has a release date and a fancy new trailer. As creepy as ever, I’m very intrigued and attracted to this title as it seems they put effort into horror as an ambiance and as a thematic tissue that covers each layer of the game. It simply doesn’t look like the type of horror title that’ll put all its eggs in the “jumpscare” basket, thankfully. The release date announcement came from the official twitter account:
— Agony (@AgonyGame) April 20, 2018
From the Steam page:
“You will begin your journey as a tormented soul within the depths of hell, without any memories about your past.
The special ability to control people on your path, and even possess simple minded demons, gives you the necessary measures to survive in the extreme conditions you are in.
By exploring the hostile environment and interacting with other weary souls of the hellscape, the hero will soon understand that there is only one way to escape from Hell, and it will require meeting the mystical Red Goddess.”
I’m cautiously optimistic about this one, but I guess time will tell. Judge for yourself from the launch trailer:
Agony drew some criticism when the ERSB advised them they’d receive an ‘AO’ (adults only) rating if they didn’t change some things. Since ‘AO’ games aren’t allowed to be released on major consoles, that led the developer to plan a PC-only patch that removes the M-rating and upgrades it back to its uncensored ‘AO’ version of the game.
Curiously, the Steam page doesn’t have the release date mentioned in the trailer. But hopefully, you can go ahead, get super-creeped out and start exploring a new Hell when Agony releases on PC, Xbox One and PS4 on May 29th, 2018.