Layers of Fear: Inheritance DLC screenshot

Layers of Fear, the horror game that blurs the lines between madness and artistic vision, will soon be giving you a chance to experience the painter's house through an entirely new perspective, that of the painter's daughter.

The Inheritance DLC will allow you to relieve the full scope of the tragedy that has swallowed up the family, face the memories of the past, and partake in the madness the father has bestowed upon those around him. Here's the recently posted trailer to properly set the mood:


There is currently very little information about the Inheritance DLC, but I do hope it manages to fix my biggest gripe with Layers of Fear - the over-reliance on shock horror and jump scares. If I've learned anything from Amnesia, its far better to let the player stew in his own thoughts and fears rather than having something loud and "scary" pop up every couple of minutes to remind you that yes, you are actually still playing a horror game.

Whatever the case may be, we won't have to wait for very long to find out as Layers of Fear: Inheritance is set to launch on August 2 for Steam (Windows, Mac, Linux), Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at a $5/€5 price tag.

As a final note, here are all of the features listed in the official blurb:

A completely new narrative experience that expands the story of Layers of Fear

Explore the painter’s house from his daughter’s perspective

Two distinct endings based on how you play the game

A return to the terrifying and psychedelic experience players loved from the base game

Layers of Fear: Inheritance DLC shadowy figure