The Texas Chain Saw Massacre gets first gameplay trailer & is dated for 2023

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Gun Interactive and Sumo Digital have offered up a new trailer for upcoming multiplayer horror The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

It’s been a few months since we last checked in on the game, and there’s been a few updates on the plot since then. We now know that you and your friends will play as a group of teenagers searching for Maria Flores – a young student who disappeared while road tripping through Austin. The search party includes Julie, Leland, Connie, Sonny and Maria’s sister, Ana.

It turns out that these characters are, in the game’s world, the same group who left the abandoned camp site seen in the original 1974 movie. The action, therefore, acts as a prequel to the events seen in said film. In fact, the game is sort of a love letter to Tobe Hooper’s classic, with the team at Sumo Nottingham taking plenty of due diligence to make sure the world of the game is as movie-accurate as possible.

This includes things like props, the layout of maps like the gas station, slaughterhouse and the iconic Slaughter family home and recruiting some of the movie’s original actors to reprise their roles. Ed Neal is making his return as the iconic Hitchhiker that creeps the teens out in the van at the start of the movie, and he’ll show up in the game too.

You can check out the first gameplay trailer for yourself down below, which also revealed a couple more details. Namely, that The Texas Chain Saw Massacre will arrive on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2023. It’ll also be a day one launch on Xbox Game Pass.

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

  • Release Date: 18th August 2023
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X
  • Genre(s): Action, Horror, Multiplayer