Sons Of The Forest delayed, won’t release until later this year

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Sons Of The Forest has officially been delayed, developer Endnight Games has confirmed. Originally, the survival horror sequel was due launch in May 2022.

“Over these past few weeks, we have realized that our May 2022 release date for Sons Of The Forest was overly ambitious,” Endnight Games stated. “To be able to deliver our vision of the next step in survival games, we’ve decided to move our release date to October 2022.”

It’s disappointing news for fans though, as ever, there’s nothing wrong with giving studios the extra time they need to exterminate bugs and add that extra bit of polish. Besides, an October release date seems more fitting for such a gruesome horror game.

In Sons Of The Forest, players will once again traverse a dense sprawl of woodland, gathering resources and fortifying their campsites as the sun begins to set. Nightfall will summon all kind of nasties to your doorstep, from feral cannibals to the kind of twisted monstrosity you might find in John Carpenter’s The Thing.

The gameplay trailer above gives us a glimpse at some of the weapons, items, and enemies that will appear in Sons Of The Forest. We see a survivor crafting a crude wooden stake before heading to shore in search of food. From there we see them snacking on some rather raw-looking tortoise meat (yum!) before setting up camp.

Of course, staying fed and watered is just the beginning. Much like the original game, Sons Of The Forest will beckon you to explore is dark mysteries, venturing into the woods and cave networks in search of answers as to what’s going on.

Co-op multiplayer played a huge role in The Forest and we get to see snippets of it in this trailer. We’re hoping Endnight Games has made the camp building tools even tighter in this sequel, expanding the scope for customisation.

One final highlight from the trailer is a particularly gruesome looking foe that shoots mutated babies at survivors. This bizarre scene seemingly takes place within a high-end underground bunker, giving us a look at one of the potential new locales in Sons Of The Forest.

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