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Ex-Ubisoft and Naughty Dog staff's first-person horror game Outlast gets an extended trailer

Run, run, run run, run, run, run awaaayyyyyyyy.

First-person horror adventure Outlast - developed by several staffers who previously worked on the Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia, Splinter Cell, and Uncharted series - has released a new trailer in honour of Halloween.

This extended cut of the debut trailer may not be gameplay, but it gives a clearer idea of the sort of thing you'll be doing as a journalist uncovering unspeakable horrors in a derelict insane asylum. As was the case with Assassin's Creed and Prince of Persia, there seems to be a parkour element as you slide your presumably freshly greased bottom over a table to evade raving madmen.

Developer Red Barrel's co-founders Philippe Morin said "the core of the game is pretty much like a stealth game" in a comment to Joystiq. "You have to avoid enemies, hide from enemies and run away from enemies. But the action comes into play when you have to run from them, so this is where we are using our experience making games like Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed. To try and make the chases as exciting as possible."

Morin also cited Amnesia as an inspiration for its emphasis on making you hide. "The thing we're taking from Amnesia - which, by the way, we liked a lot - is the run and hide," he said.

Outlast is due on Steam for PC and Mac next year, but until then check out the running, sliding, hiding madness in the Halloween trailer below.

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