Xbox Game Pass For PC Adds An Unexpected Game For Horror Fans

World of Horror has come to Xbox Game Pass for PC today.


Every now and then an Xbox Game Pass game will drop without any previous fanfare or announcement, which is always a nice surprise. The Early Access version of World of Horror has just joined the service, bringing a low-fi black-and-white scares to users worldwide.

World of Horror is an RPG with roguelike elements, set in a Japanese fishing village that is being reclaimed by the Old Gods. There are five characters to choose from in this Early Access version, and you can solve 10 mysteries through a text adventure-style interface.

If you're familiar with the comics of Junji Ito (particularly Uzumaki, his masterpiece about a town infected by spirals), elements of World of Horror will look familiar. The game is also inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

The game is also available on Steam for $15, and will eventually make its way to Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (including Game Pass) later in 2020. The launch trailer is below.

Cassandra Khaw, a scriptwriter for Ubisoft who previously worked on The Silence Under Your Bed and Where The Water Tastes Like Wine, is credited on the game's script.

The first major patch for the game has also been released, addressing many early issues players have reported.

If you're a subscriber to Xbox Game Pass for PC or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can check the game out now at no additional cost.

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