Psychological horror game Stray Souls’ new lore blog unveils the history of the ‘Sacred Gun’

Independent game studio Jukai Studio and Versus Evil, one of the leading independent video game publishers, have today revealed an all-new blog post digging into the lore of their upcoming mystery-driven psychological horror game Stray Souls ahead of its launch this Halloween on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox Series consoles.

This entry, The Sacred Gun Lore, dives into the shadowy history of protagonist Daniel’s shimmering golden gun. It turns out that this deringer isn’t just an ordinary gun, but one with a long, storied history and mystical powers. In fact, it was actually the gun John Wilkes Booth used to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, though that was only one small part of its blood-soaked past. The full blog post offers further insight into the accursed weapon Daniel unknowingly yields, and its importance to the shadowy religious sect, the Inner Circle.

Dive into the mind of Daniel, a teenage boy who inherits a home from his estranged grandmother. As he moves in, Daniel meets the enigmatic Martha who knows more about the house than he would expect. As night falls, dark secrets hiding within the dwelling and Daniel’s past come out of the woodworks – secrets Daniel cannot seem to outrun…

Stray Souls combines beloved elements of Japanese survival horror games with an array of new tricks, including a variety of randomized systems where enemy encounters, item placement, paranormal activity and even weather patterns are always changing so no two playthroughs are exactly the same. Featuring new music by legendary Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka and using the power of Metahuman technology and Unreal Engine 5, characters and environments are authentically brought to life, throwing you straight into the dread and dismay of the narrative.

Author: Mark Smith
I've been an avid gamer since I stumbled upon ZORK running in my local Radio Shack in 1980. Ten years later I was working for Sierra Online. Since then I've owned nearly every game system and most of the games to go with them. Not sure if 40+ years of gaming qualifies me to write reviews, but I do it anyway.

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