Think you’ve played every horror game there is? Think again.
White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is a cult classic as far as Korean horror goes, and it’s been without an official English release for years.
That’s all about to change when it finds its way to North America and Europe on PlayStation 4 this August. That’s only a few months away, just in time for all those terrifying horror game marathons you know you’re dying to hold in October.
For the uninitiated, White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is set in Yeondoo High School, following a group of high school students who find themselves locked inside their school in the middle of the night on the eve of White Day. White Day is a holiday that typically occurs a month after Valentine’s Day in Japan, South Korea, and other surrounding aereas where girls typically present gifts to men or the objects of their affection.
A crazed janitor (totally not the spirit of Mario) follows them around as they also deal with unsettled souls still roaming around the grounds. It’ll be on you to figure out the school’s dark past as you make a mad dash to escape the school and stay alive through the night…if you dare, anyway.
Fans of games like Corpse Party or Outlast will delight to check out the Western release, which has been remade from the ground up. It plays out via first-person mode, with multiple difficulties to play the game on. Screw up, and you may find yourself beaten to death by the creepy janitor roaming the school. Different dialogue choices will route you toward one of eight different endings which decide whether you live or die as well as who you could possibly escape with.
If you’re looking for a genuinely horrifying time with plenty of jump scares and dread permeating every inch of the game, you’ll definitely want to get hype for White Day: A Labyrinth Named School. And if it’s your first horror game, don’t blame me for starting you down the path of addiction. You’re definitely going to want to see more.
Still not convinced? Check out the teaser trailer below and ready yourself for some Korean horror genius.