Return to the Woods in a Brand-New Blair Witch Game From the Creators of Layers of Fear
Story-Driven Psychological Horror Game Based on the Cinematic Lore of Lionsgate’s Blair Witch Unveiled at the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing from Bloober Team
LOS ANGELES – June 9, 2019 – Grab your camcorder and run like hell! Today the Bloober Team, in partnership with global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), revealed Blair Witch, live from The Xbox E3 Briefing. From the masters of fright, this brand-new first-person psychological horror game will return players to the dreadful woods in an original story inspired by the iconic Blair Witch. Currently in development for the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and PC, Blair Witch is set to launch worldwide on August 30, 2019.
“We are so thrilled, and honestly a little scared, to bring all players, especially fans of Blair Witch, back into the haunted woods. It is genuinely an honor to be working on such a hair-raising, paradigmatic experience, which defined so many of our lives!” said Piotr Babieno, CEO at Bloober Team.
“The team at Bloober is made up of amazing storytellers. We were excited to give them the opportunity to craft an original narrative set in the iconic woods of Blair Witch,” said Daniel Engelhardt, Senior Vice President of Lionsgate Interactive Ventures & Games. “They’ve taken the evil hiding in the Black Hills Forest to a whole new level. Players should enter at their own risk.”
It’s 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods.
From the creative minds behind the critically acclaimed Layers of Fear, experience first-hand the toll that fear can take on the mind in an original story. Blair Witch is a first-person psychological horror game that studies your reactions to danger and stress. Your darkest fears will awaken.
Set to release digitally on Xbox One and PC on August 30, 2019 for an MSRP of $29.99, Blair Witchcan be pre-ordered now and will be also available through Xbox Game Pass upon release. The game is yet to be rated by the ESRB. More information about Blair Witch can be found by following and liking us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or visiting the official website,www.blairwitchgame.com.
About Bloober Team: Based in Krakow, Poland, and established in 2008, Bloober Team is an independent game development studio with over 100 people strong. The company focuses on creating mature psychological horror games with deep storylines and atmospheric set-pieces, all resulting in a chilling yet memorable experience. Bloober Team has extensive experience and passion working on acclaimed horror games including Layers of Fear and Observer, along with team members having previously worked on The Witcher, Dead Island and Assassin’s Creed series. https://www.blooberteam.com/
About Lionsgate: The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next-generation audiences around the world. In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies. Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a 17,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure. The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.