Independent game development studio Red Barrels announced today that its highly anticipated – and widely feared – survival horror game Outlast is now available for pre-order on Steam. Starting today through the PC launch on September 4, 2013, gamers who pre-order Outlast will receive a 20 percent discount off of the $19.99 price.
Outlast has received widespread critical acclaim from critics and fans alike since its October reveal and appearances this year at PAX East and E3. Red Barrels will also be showing a new hands-on demo at this year’s PAX Prime in Seattle, where Outlast will continue to test players’ limits by pushing the boundaries of survival horror.
Those who want to learn more about the survival horror genre won’t want to miss the PAX Prime panel “Are you Afraid? A Guide to Survival Horror,” featuring Outlast developer David Chateauneuf. The panel will take place on Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 10:30AM – 11:30AM in the Wolfman Theatre. The new Outlast demo will be playable by PAX Prime attendees in the Logitech booth, located on the fourth floor of the convention center, booth #3630.
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