Just in time for Halloween, developer Sadsquare Studio has just deployed a free next-gen update for its first-person scare-’em-up, Visage, on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Yes, almost one year later, the acclaimed title gets a second lease of life in the form of Visage: Enhanced Edition.
As expected, the new patch upgrades the visuals to support 4K displays and updates the overall performance to a much smoother 60 fps by leveraging the next-gen systems’ extra horsepower. Additionally, you can expect much faster load times and support for the PS5’s unique DualSense haptic feedback. The new update is available to download now.
Accompanying the new upgrade is a freshly cut trailer highlighting the newly added features the Canadian studio has implemented, as well as a bunch of praise the game has managed to garner from gaming press:
As you can see above, Visage was showered with positive reviews when it launched in October last year. Boasting a ‘generally favorable’ 81 critical score for PC platforms on review aggregator Metacritic, the intensely oppressive horror experience is definitely worth checking out, especially if you’re in the mood for a spooky title this All Hallows’ Eve.
For more information, here’s a general overview of Visage thanks to the title’s official Steam page:
Visage is a first-person psychological horror game. Explore a mysterious ever-changing house in a slow-paced, atmospheric world that combines both uncannily comforting and horrifyingly realistic environments, and enjoy a genuinely terrifying experience.
The game is set inside a huge house in which terrible things have happened. You’ll wander through the gloomy corridors, explore every dead room, and get lost in endless mazes, your head filling with memories of the dead families that once lived in this very home. This twisted environment, void of any life other than yours, takes you to places you couldn’t even bear imagining.
This house is stained with a terrible past. Families were brutally murdered by their own family members, people went insane, many committed suicide, and other grisly events occurred. Each and every room has its story painted on an invisible canvas. As a player, you will relive parts of this dark past, and each of its fragments will leave you restless and terrified. You’ll soon wish you could join the dead’s ranks in their abyss, but death won’t help you leave this place. Will you run from it, or will you try to uncover the truth behind the shadows?
The families that died in the house will haunt you and leave you restless. They’ll follow your every move, watch you from every corner, play tricks with your mind, and try to attack you. Why do they haunt you? What have you done? This you have to find out on your own.
In Visage, you are defenseless; no weapons could save you from the dreadful entities stalking you from the next corner, the next door, or underneath your feet. You’ll be able to pick up key elements, interact with the environment, and search for things that may help you escape this nightmare or pull you deeper into it.
Dying is part of the game. You need to avoid terror at all costs, as dark entities are attracted to it. Maintaining your mind as sane as possible will keep you from joining the ranks of the dead. Doing so will not be easy, and you’ll have to figure out ways, like staying in the light, to avoid going insane.
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