Make sure your handy-cam has got plenty of batteries in it – you’re gonna need it to film all the creepy shenanigans in the Blair Witch video game We were all waiting for another great horror to land on the Xbox One library, but this new addition to the fearsome franchise could just cause us to invest in some new underwear Related Story Xbox Project Scarlett revealed by Microsoft We know we want to play this new game, but we definitely don’t want to step foot into that creepy forest, armed only with a digital camera to discover what secrets lie between the trunks Honestly, if we see *ONE* creepy dude stood in a corner shaking, we are OUT of there Read on to learn all we know about Blair Witch. Blair Witch release date: When does it come out? We first heard rumblings of the new project back at E3 2019 and we immediately wanted to know more about the new horror entry Bloober, who developed the cunningly scary Layers of Fear, is delivering a first-person experience that will have you exploring a creepy forest in the hopes of avoiding the witch Related Story Everything you should know about Project Scarlett With Gamescom 2019 giving us more details about various release dates for some of the biggest games coming out in the next year, we were excited to learn Blair Witch will be hitting Xbox One and PC on August 30, 2019, so literally just a few weeks Happily, it will also be available to play on the Xbox Game Pass at launch too. Blair Witch trailer: What does it look like? Nutshell version: this game looks freaky as hell It looks slow, moody and purposeful, which is our favourite type of horror game. Blair Witch story: What is it about? The game takes place two years after the classic horror movie Blair Witch Project, where a group of students made a documentary about the terrifying figure who haunts the woods in Maryland Bloober Blair Witch microsoft.com £24.99 Buy Now As mentioned, it’s a first-person exploration game that is a psychological spooker, much like Layers of Fear You have to work your way through the Black Hills forest and check every dark corner in a myriad of abandoned shacks and buildings, collecting clues to uncover the mystery Armed only with a camera, a la Outlast, Blair Witch appears to focus on building the suspense with creepy black magic, shimmering apparitions and spooky jump-scares Set in September 1996, you play ex-cop Ellis who is on the hunt for a missing child – Peter Shannon – who disappeared in the woods We are super excited to get stuck in already. .