PT-inspired psychological horror game Luto will be released for PS4, PS5 and PC via Steam sometime in 2022. Developer Broken Bird Games announced the new release window along with a new trailer that will give players a glimpse into the kind of dangers they may face.
The indie horror title was launched earlier this summer as part of the PlayStation Talents initiative by Sony Interactive Entertainment Spain. development Luto is the Spain-based indie outfit Broken Bird Games. As indicated in the last published trailer, Luto puts players in the shoes of a man who cannot leave home and features dark themes of grief and depression.
“The worst thing about hell is not the flames, but the hopelessness …”
Luto is a psychological horror narrative experience that explores the grief over the loss of a loved one, the fear of the dark that lurks behind anxiety and depression …
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– Luto – Broken Bird Games (@BrokenBirdGames) November 17, 2021
While the last trailer didn’t give us much, the new announcement gives us more details about that Lutos Potential threats. In addition to fear and depression as key factors, a veiled figure seems to haunt the protagonist in his own home. The dimly lit corridors are also vividly reminiscent of Hideo Kojima’s shutters PT Demo. There’s also a newly revealed desert setting, as well as some interesting architecture and paintings that might hint at something older.
Lutos The new Steam Store page also describes some of the game’s key features:
- Dynamic narrative environment.
- Environmental and sensory horror.
- Depiction of anxiety and depression through grief.
- Research into various phobias (monophobia, claustrophobia, agoraphobia, nyctophobia …)
The last aspect is particularly interesting as it mentions various fears including agoraphobia (the fear of being in situations where it is difficult to escape) and nyctophobia (fear of the dark or night). Judging by the trailer, that’s pretty clear Luto will face many of these situations.
You can see the officer Luto Release date announcement trailer and official screenshots below:
Luto will be released for PS4, PS5, and PC via Steam sometime in 2022. You can also wishlist the game on Steam right now.