Survival horror title Outlast announced for 2013

A new studio based out of Montreal, Red Barrels Inc, introduced its debut title “Outlast” on Wednesday.

In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, has been operating in strict secrecy… until now.

Acting on a tip from an inside source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line being science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.

The team behind the new IP is bringing experience with big name titles such as Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Assassin’s Creed and Uncharted to the table. And if the teaser video is anything to judge by, they won’t be shying away from the “horror” in favor of the “survival” aspects of Outlast.

Red Barrels said they expect Outlast to be coming exclusively to the PC and available via digital download starting in 2013.