Upcoming survival horror Sons of the Forest has been delayed until next year.
According to developer Endnight Gamesthe upcoming sequel to The Forest has been pushed back to allow the team to polish the game.
“Due to the scope of our new game Sons Of The Forest, it has been hard to pinpoint an exact release date, and today we have to delay one last time” they stated through Twitter. “Giving us time to complete the polish we feel is needed, we will release Feb 23, 2023, priced at $29.99USD.”
Due to the scope of our new game Sons Of The Forest, it has been hard to pinpoint an exact release date, and today we have to delay one last time.
Giving us time to complete the polish we feel is needed, we will release Feb 23, 2023, priced at $29.99USD. pic.twitter.com/9SmeLelmj6
— Endnight Games (@EndNightGame) August 31, 2022
Sons of the Forest promises more unnerving gameplay as a direct sequel to The Forest – the 2014 survival horror that follows the story of Eric LeBlanc – a plane crash survivor who’s forced to fight off cannibalistic monsters while searching for his son, Timmy.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the sequel has been delayed.
Sons of the Forest was already pushed back three months from its initial release date – a shame since the recent trailer paints such an impressively horrific picture. Clearly inspired by the likes of The Descent and Cannibal Holocaust, it’s a sure pick for horror fans everywhere.
But you’ll have to wait a little while longer before you get to check it out.
IGN’s review of The Forest gave it 8.4/10 and said: “I’ve never been terrorized, stalked, or fascinated by enemy AI quite like I was in The Forest. It’s a harrowing survival ordeal that knows how to play with tension and create the sense of a real world with complex inner workings and mysteries I was eager to discover. It’s I Am Legend told in the depths of the hinterlands, with a meaningful story progression that doesn’t overstay its welcome. Disregard the warnings on the walls and hidden between the trees at your own peril – and if you want a unique and memorable survival horror experience, then you should absolutely dare to do so.”
Want to read more snout Sons of the Forest? Get up to speed with The Forest explained in 5 minutes, and take a look at the upcoming sequel’s gameplay trailer.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.