I think by now everyone knows that I don’t handle horror games very well. I’m rather easily scared, as evidenced by the fact that I couldn’t stop screaming after being attacked by zombie toddlers in Dead Space 2. Hell,I’ve yet to even make it past the main menu of Outlast. And the new DLC isn’t helping me to overcome that fear.
Developer Red Barrels will unleash Outlast: Whistleblower on May 6 for PC and PlayStation 4. It’ll cost you $8.99 for the new frights as players go back to the Mount Massive Asylum because things worked out so well the last time.
Whistleblower is all about corporate conspiracy theories and an experiment or two that has run amok which tie into the bad trip that Miles Upshur experienced in the original game. Here’s the official description, via AGB:
Outlast: Whistleblower follows the story of Waylon Park, the software engineer under contract with the Murkoff Corporation who emails journalists around the world – including Miles Upshur – at the beginning of Outlast.
Players meet Waylon a few weeks into his time at Mount Massive, during which he has been unable to even contact his wife and son thanks to strict security protocols. Having developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients, Waylon ends up setting events in motion that lead to the unmasking of Mount Massive’s rotten core.
Whistleblower starts the story that led to Outlast, and stretches past the events of the first game to show the true final chapter in the story of Mount Massive Asylum.
Sounds…fun. Please note that the DLC, when combined with a proper diet, will most likely lead to healthy weight loss. And dirty pants.
Last Updated: April 30, 2014