World of Horror launches on October 19 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC

During today's Guerrilla Collective Showcase 2023 Livestream, Ysbryd Games and Panstasz announced that World of Horror will leave Early Access and launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC ( on October 19. The cosmic horror retro RPG originally released in Early Access in February 2020.

A new release date reveal trailer and description can be found below, via Ysbryd Games and Panstasz.

World of Horror, the unsettling cosmic horror retro RPG from developer Panstasz and publisher Ysbryd Games, unleashes eldritch madness onto Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4|5 simultaneously alongside PC’s 1.0 release via Steam, GOG,, and Microsoft Store, on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, as seen today at the Guerrilla Collective Showcase.

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.

“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!”

World of Horror will be available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS5, and PS4 for $19.99 with language support for English, German, French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Polish.