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Asylum trailer puts you inside the Hanwell Institute

Wednesday, 10th August 2011 23:40 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Senscape has finally shown us a little more of promising scare-fest adventure Asylum. Check out this in-game trailer of the endlessly creepy Hanwell Institute.

The video was flagged by a rambling letter from the game’s protagonist. Here’s an extract:

A story is unfolding right there before your eyes, blending in with your daily life, growing in complexity and threatening your sanity. Again.

The only possible explanation makes you feel nauseous. It has been years since you left the Hanwell Mental Institute, finally cured, and you would not have returned to it for anything in the world. It was a despicable place filled with hatred and pain; the inmates often more human than the doctors in charge. But there is no denying it, you are recognizing the faces in your visions, the stories are becoming too familiar and they are unbearable. Something terrible happened here and it has somehow affected you. It was dormant in your memories for years until today. You can no longer discern reality from the imaginary, and you will not be able to live in peace until you unravel the past and find out what happened to you. It is time to come back and face the horrors awaiting in the asylum.

Unimaginable atrocities occurred between these walls… What have they done in here? What have they done to you?

No release date has been set for Asylum, and although we assume it’s a PC exclusive, no platform details yet either. The intriguing horror came to media attention last year when the Hanwell Institute posted an official statement distancing itself from the “hoax” information revealed in teasers so far.

After the pants-wetting success of fellow indie horror Amnesia: The Dark Descent last year, there’s reason to watch Asylum. Check out the game’s tight promotional website, which lets you explore the Hanwell Institute.

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  1. ruckus

    “the inmates often more human than the doctors in charge.”

    ‘humane’ surly? Even so, what a load of crap.
    Stigmatise much.

    #1 3 years ago