Outlast 2, Outlast Trinity bundle releases April 25, later than promised

Physical bundle of all games available

Outlast was once of 2013’s best surprises. New independent developer Red Barrels took a considerable risk dedicating themselves to a horror game focused on evasion rather than direct combat, making for one of the most frightening experiences in recent memory. Two years later, Red Barrels announced Outlast II and that it would release in August, 2016.

However, it was one of many games caught up in the great 2016 delay storm, where game after game was pushed from Q4 2016 to Q1 2017. Despite announcing a Q1 release, today Red Barrels announced the game will launch on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on April 25, 2017, nearly a month into Q2.

Red Barrels also announced Outlast Trinity for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, a physical collection of all three titles: Outlast, Outlast Whistleblower, and Outlast II. This bundle will be available for $39.99 on the same day, April 25, 2017. Outlast II by itself is $29.99 digitally; Outlast Trinity is the only way to obtain a physical copy of Outlast II. Considering the original game was just $19.99, I hope this is an indication of a bigger game. In any case, if you’re new to the series Outlast Trinity is the way to go.

Missing the mark is not the end of the world and it is understandable that games are not easy to create, but it is wise not to set a date you can’t meet. Of all the games that were delayed from 2016, you might say this one is coming out last.

Cory Arnold
Pretty cool dude in Japan. 6/9/68