E3: 2019 Blair Witch Game Announced at XBox Briefing

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

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Blair Witch

At this year’s E3 press conference Microsoft revealed a new game based on the classic 1999 horror film The Blair Witch Project. The game simply titled Blair Witch is being developed by Bloober Team. The game follows an officer and his canine companion searching for a missing child in the terrifying Black Hills forest, which was also the setting in the original film.

This is not the first time that the Blair Witch franchise has dipped its toes into the world of gaming. During the early 2000’s a trilogy of third person survival horror games akin to Silent Hill and Resident Evil were released. The trilogy centered around the lore of the witch but unfortunately was not received well critically and fell off the grid fairly quickly.  This new iteration looks to take cues from contemporary first person horror games like Outlast. Bloober Team is no stranger to horror games as their previous two projects, Layers of Fear and Observer, garnered positive reviews and were genuinely frightening. Let’s see if this walk through the woods is worth it once more.

 

Blair Witch awakens on XBox One on August 30, 2019.

About Mohammad Maidin

Mo is an avid JRPG and horror fan whose interest in gaming began at 4 years old when his parents bought him his first console: the Sega Genesis. His love for horror games started from buying a mint condition Resident Evil 2 at a yard sale and was too spooked as a kid to play it until years later where he learned to love it. The love for JRPGs began around this time too as he found comfort in Final Fantasy 4 after his initial zombie scare. Today he still plays both franchises and on his spare time likes to visit art walks and museums, find hole in the wall restaurants, hikes, and do some freelance story writing (or at least attempt to).