Sci-Fi Horror Phantaruk Announced For Xbox One

By Mark Delaney, 8 months ago
In space, no one can hear you scream. We learned that fact decades ago, but games keep reminding us with spacey horror titles like Dead Space and Syndrome. A new one is coming too, the mysterious Phantaruk. Developed by Polyslash, the trailers below definitely give the strangely titled thriller an Alien tone, though there's also a lot of weird symbology and maybe religious overtones too, a la Dead Space.

The story details are sparse and present some familiar tropes -- a vanished crew, a mysterious creature lurking, dwindling resources. Hopefully the end result can stand on its own among the aforementioned likely inspirations for the game. Managing health and flashlight batteries while stealthily avoiding contact with enemies are key aspects of Phantaruk, so it'll help you in the long run if you use this development time to get familiar with air vents.


No launch date or even window was announced just yet, though it's out now for Steam, priced at $12.99. An Xbox One version is in the works. Look for more in the months ahead, and keep that flashlight lit.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a lifelong gamer and current Assistant (to the) News Manager on TA. When not playing games, he can be found cheering for a decent football team, playing Batman action figures with his son, or going to concerts with his lover. Days where he does all of those things are his favorite.