Co-op paranormal horror mystery, The Blackout Club, is set for release in early 2019.
The Blackout Club is the debut game from Question, a new California-based studio staffed by a team including the creative director and lead writer of BioShock 2, the senior gameplay programmer of Dishonored, and the lead effects artist for BioShock Infinite.
Set in, you’ve guessed it, a small town with a dark secret, the game follows the Blackout Club, a group of young people who come together after losing their memories. The co-op adventure follows the group’s struggle to convince their parents and the authorities of their story, and find the truth behind the nefarious deeds. Cue the exploration of a clandestine and hostile underworld hidden behind the idyllic suburban facade.
Supporting up to four players, the game involves surveillance missions featuring procedurally-generated elements, enemy encounters, and variable objectives. Players will be customise their load outs with a range of powers and equipment, including drones and deployable traps
Jordan Thomas, co-founder of Question, said in a press release:
“In The Blackout Club, the horror genre comes home. Our story is about vulnerable heroes — for whom co-op gameplay is a matter of survival — who unite to save their friends. We love expressive systems, where you shape the game experience as you see fit, often versus a whole ecosystem of intelligent threats. And now, they’re right next door – in a familiar, modern town, where the monster wears a human face. We can’t wait for you to meet it.”
Take an early look at The Blackout Club with the game’s announcement teaser trailer.
The Blackout Club will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Q1 2019.