It’s Halloween time, folks, and you know what that means: It’s time for a standalone Funcom game with a horror angle, preferably with a setting ripped from the Secret World universe just to make all the MMORPG players scrunch up their faces like MOP’s MJ does.
But don’t worry about that: Moons of Madness, though a single-player title, actually looks to be creepy fun like it siblings Hide and Shriek and The Park, so fun MJ herself will be streaming it on Halloween, so if you don’t buy it now that it’s launched as of today, you can just join us for some spoopy fun then. Here’s Funcom’s pitch:
“Moons of Madness is set in the same thematic universe as Funcom’s The Secret World, where conspiracies and dark secrets are commonplace. And although The Secret World-players will recognize certain names and themes, playing one is by no means a prerequisite to enjoy the other. […] [The] game couples Lovecraftian horror with Mars exploration, and lets you assume the role of Shane Newehart, chief engineer on a research facility 140 million miles away from home. Your job is to make sure all systems run as they should on the Mars base, but after awakening from a disconcerting dream – you begin to realize that you may be in over your head. You’re quickly going to have to rely on your calm, your problem-solving skills and your ability to outrun terrifying creatures, as you delve deeper and deeper into a world of fear, conspiracy and madness.”
The game runs $24.99 on Steam, and it’s live now; preorders are live for console too, but it won’t release on Xbox One and PS4 until January.