Junji Ito-Inspired Roguelike RPG WORLD OF HORROR Launches October 19

    Delayed from its original summer 2023 release window.

    Panstasz and Ysbryd Games announced Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft inspired roguelike WORLD OF HORROR launches on October 19. The new game will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC via Steam, GOG,, and Microsoft Store. In addition, a brand-new trailer was released at Guerrilla Collective Showcase to reveal the October 19 release date. 

    “I am forever grateful for the community that has surrounded WORLD OF HORROR during its years in development,” said Pawel Kozminski, founder of Panstasz. “I’m really looking forward to welcoming console players to the true world of horror that PC players have been enjoying and all the wicked content from the PC modding community that will be added to our pool of twisted mysteries!”

    Here’s an overview of WORLD OF HORROR, via Ysbyrd Games:


    The year is 198X. Madness plagues the residents of the seaside town of Shiokawa. The Old Gods have returned to satiate their bottomless hunger for despair. Unspeakable monstrosities hide around every corner. Investigate the harrowing happenings, perform arcane rituals with scavenged artifacts in an attempt to delay the inevitable, or crumble with the Earth itself.

    Take on dreadful mysteries as 14 playable characters, each with their own stats and perspectives on the blight before them. Unlock new characters to face the horrors with each playthrough, and figure out survival strategies that lean into their strengths and shore up their weaknesses. Manage both health and sanity in the face of terrifying encounters, cruel curses, and unfathomable settings via procedurally generated events.

    Fight to stay alive in classic RPG turn-based combat with fists, kicks, or scavenged makeshift weapons found on location. Consider purchasing weapons and combat accessories from masked lunatics and shiba inu shopkeepers. Choose battle tactics wisely, as every decision can cause life, death, or madness. Explore every corner to uncover clues, collect helpful trinkets, and more along the way to reach the least harmful of multiple endings.

    Delve into 20 curated mysteries with endless replayability. For those craving more content, modding tools in the PC version can provide access to custom mysteries devised by the fiendish imagination of fellow players, or even to create one’s own mysteries.

    Fill in the stylistic gaps of what lies behind each corner in its 1-bit artwork crafted entirely on Microsoft Paint and inspired by vintage Macintosh graphics. With its eerie rural city scenes and psychologically thrilling monsters and bosses, WORLD OF HORROR feels like a page torn straight from the works of Junji Ito and H.P Lovecraft.

    WORLD OF HORROR Release Date Trailer
    Soul Kiwami
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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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