New Blair Witch Gameplay Shows Good Dog And Good Scares

That's a good dog out there in them scary woods.

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Now Playing: The Blair Witch Game Is Canon (And You Can Pet The Dog) | E3 2019

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During Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference, developer Bloober Team announced Blair Witch, a first-person survival horror video game based on the 20-year-old movie franchise headed to PC and Xbox One. Details have been kept close to the chest since then, but we've now gotten a quick look at some gameplay ahead of the game's August 30 release.

The gameplay footage features the protagonist Ellis talking to someone named Jess about the "missing person case" he's investigating. You can walk around the environments, look at stuff, use cameras and flashlights to illuminate your path, and more--all with pretty unnerving apparitions terrorizing your psyche. It all looks in line with the developer's previous titles like Layers of Fear and Observer. Check out the gameplay video below. And yes, you can pet Bullet the bestest dog.

Though very little is known about the upcoming game, we do know it's set in 1996, three years before directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez's The Blair Witch Project hit theatres. According to the game's Steam page, you will "navigate your way through a cursed forest that warps and distorts both time and space," with Bullet watching closely as Ellis slips ever further into madness.

Pre-orders are available now. If you're a subscriber to either Xbox Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate, you'll have immediate access to Blair Witch once it launches this August.

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If the game explains why Blair Witch 2 reached new heights of how bad a movie can suck, I'd buy it.

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I'd still rather this be Alan Wake 2...

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I wasn’t aware that the developer behind layers of fear was giving a crack at the Blair Witch franchise. Suddenly my curiosity for this game just went up.

If it is anything like layers of fear the jump scares will be plentiful.

-I’M SO SCARED RIGHT NOW NINJA APPROVED-