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Stray Souls: The Psychological Horror Game You Didn’t See Coming


  • Lost souls pays homage to classic games in the horror genre while creating an experience for the modern era.
  • Designed to be totally immersive and unsettling to keep you on your toes!
  • Coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S this fall.

I absolutely love horror, but it takes an awful lot to scare me. Jump scares are all well and good for a quick scare, but I’m always looking for those experiences that will stay with me long after the credits roll. I’m talking silent hill 2 or “paranormal activity” levels of psychological terror! Day Lost souls came across my desk, within the first 10 minutes I knew the folks at Jukai Studio were my… Souls-sizes. I’m sorry, I could not help myself.

Lost souls tells the story of Daniel, the average 18-year-old in an anything but average situation. After inheriting his estranged grandmother’s house, he thinks he’s got it together, with a place he can finally call his own and the independence that comes with it. However, his joy is short-lived once he discovers that he be able to not be alone in the house.

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Turns out Grandma was hiding some pretty big secrets! Fortunately for Daniel, his nosy neighbor Martha knows quite a bit about what goes on in his house. Unfortunately for Daniel, his nightmare is just beginning.

You and Martha play as Daniel and go on a mission to find answers about your past. Each piece of the puzzle brings you closer to the truth, but at every turn you encounter dark forces eager to stop you.

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As with any good horror game, you’ll be up against hordes of horrifying bad guys, but what separates Lost souls of other games in the genre is that our hero, Daniel, is a teenager, not a trained soldier. He doesn’t have access to a huge supply of guns and body armor, which means you’ll have to rely on combat strategy and resource management to survive. You can even run away from most battles if you want!

The Jukai Studio team are students of the genre and it shows. You can feel the influence of classic horror games throughout, but modernized for today’s gamer. Like puzzles for example. The puzzles are designed to be challenging, but solvable without having to look up the answer online. No more lugging etched buds around trying to figure out what to do with them!

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What appealed to me the most Lost souls as a player, the developers have created this tense, eerie atmosphere that never really feels safe. Apparitions move in the distance. Breaking branches all around you. Is there something waiting around the corner? Your imagination is sometimes your own worst enemy in Aspen Falls and I love it!

Lost souls coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S this fall, and I can’t wait for everyone to get their hands on it. I’ve never had so much fun working on a game while at the same time getting scared every step of the way!

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