Red Barrels recently released a creepy new trailer for Outlast II that gives a strong hint as to when we’ll learn more about the game.
Similar to the satanic backmasking panic of the 70s and 80s, a secret message is hidden within the trailer’s rhythmic chanting when played backwards. However, in this case, the secret message is actually a fiery sermon delivered by a preacher. Helpfully decoded by YouTube user Ege Dora Kulaç (and embedded after the break), the message also hints at a special PAX East 2016 reveal for Outlast II:
Children! You lovers of God and defenders of his paradise. All our years of suffering come together now in this glorious day of peace. Peace!
Even in the corrupt and filthy tongue of the Romans in The Puritan City on the fourth month and 22nd day in the 16th year of the third millennium our reckoning begins. The spider-eyed lamb waits at the harlot’s breast hungry for this world. Ready or not, the good earth thirsts for blood and we, like the angels, must show no mercy. God loves you.
The reference to April 22 (the first day of PAX East) is clear enough, but the inclusion of “The Puritan City” (an old nickname for Boston) certainly seals the deal. And in case you were curious, here’s the full text of the Bible verse cited in the trailer’s title:
14 Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones.
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
I don’t know what any of it means, but it certainly is spooky. Outlast II is expected to be released this Fall for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One