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Last year's unexpected erotic horror title Lust For Darkness is now confirmed for a sequel, officially revealed today as Lust From Beyond. Although no specific release date was issued with the announcement, the Steam page is now up and features the first trailer for the game.

As with the previous title, Lust From Beyond will take place in an old Victorian mansion. However, this time the story will unfold from the point of view of a new cultist, rather than someone trying to break in and rescue a kidnapping victim.

While the trailer doesn't show much in terms of gameplay, the ending does seem to indicate that Lust For Darkness's main character, Amanda, will make a return. Only time will tell if Lust From Beyond will bring back its predecessor's frequent shifts between Earth and the Lovecraftian realm of Lusst'ghaa.

Warning: Nudity and major sexual themes are found in this trailer.

Teasing fans with what's to come, developer Movie Games Lunarium stated that Lust From Beyond will be a psychological horror title focused on the occult. It will have heavy erotic themes and promises a "realistic world full of desire, fascination and fear."

Games Lunarium also had this to say about the plot of the impending sequel:

Victor Holloway, an antiquarian, is tormented by visions of a sinister land full of lechery and pain. To learn its secrets, he joins the Cult of Ecstasy, whose members seem to know the answers to his disturbing questions.

Victor learns the cult's life from within, getting lost in its blasphemous and sexual customs. Pleasures of this world are soon not enough. The cultists, following Victor's visions, attempt to enter Lusst'ghaa - the Land of Ecstasy beyond the borders of our reality.

While fans are already asking for console ports of Lust From Beyond, only a PC release via Steam is confirmed at this point. Additional details are expected to arrive in the coming weeks as development updates are released via the game's Facebook page.

Lust For Darkness Review: The Erotic Cthulhu Game You Didn't Know You Needed Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:03:52 -0400 Ty Arthur

Cthulhu mythos fans have been majorly spoiled lately, with They Remain and The Endless hitting theaters and a trio of video games arriving shortly including the Call Of Cthulhu reboot, open world entry The Sinking City, and today the erotic horror adventure Lust For Darkness.

After that censorship debacle in Agony soured the experience for many horror fans, players seeking something boundary-pushing will unquestionably want to give Lust For Darkness a go.

Both games have their strengths and weaknesses, but Lust has a more polished feel at launch, and while there's less overt gore, the storytelling is easily on a higher level.

 Plus, there's a dildo pumping machine, and that's just undeniably a good time

At The Mansion Of Madness

Lust is more along the lines of the traditional walking simulator horror game than Agony was, focusing on exploring locations and opening an endless series of drawers while escaping detection.

The gameplay will make you think of Layers Of Fear or SOMA, but with more direct storytelling than the former. This isn't an abstract game where you have to wonder what's happening -- its a straightforward cosmic horror narrative, and that's something that's been missing from this style.

Its not all just walking and running from the monster though. Puzzles pop up every so often when you need to escape from Lusst'ghaa or make your way further into the mansion.

Some of those puzzles had me stumped for a few minutes while I tried to figure out the game's logic, but none of them are frustrating enough that you'll ever feel the need to turn it off and play something else.

To add another dimension of gameplay, you will occasionally have to use a spider-headed alien mask to detect hidden ways of progressing through areas... but if you leave it on too long you go insane. 

     I dunno where that portal goes, but I feel like its
probably warm and moist in there

Creating A Horror Feel

The atmosphere is ramped up properly in Lust, but the death sequences feel like they need to be expanded. Outlast for example had those truly ghoulish death scenes that made you want to avoid getting killed again, but here there's basically just a slicing motion and fade to black.

Although less relentlessly bloody than other recent horror titles, there is just as much grotesque horror on display with fully nude themes. There are unquestionably screenshots I can't include here because they push the envelope to a pornographic place.

Agony was all about the vagina-headed demons and pulsating vulva fruit, while Lust For Darkness instead has a hermaphroditic motif. Prepare yourself for a bevy of futanari creatures that have breasts and multiple penises... and probably want to impale you in unpleasant ways. 

 Well hello there!

Sex stuff aside, between the unsettling alien architecture and weird arcane machinery, there's a lot the developers get right about the Mythos.

In fact an early segment of the game taking place in an old timey mansion while sneaking to avoid guards will bring to mind Call Of Cthulhu: Dark Corners Of The Earth

The game splits itself between a plane of cosmic dread where death is a sexual release, and a giant sprawling estate where cultists are enacting a ritual. The latter segments are essentially the Eyes Wide Shut mansion, but with a stronger horror twist.

 Everybody's having an orgy and this dude just wants to be his own best friend

The Bottom Line

It should go without saying that Lust For Darkness is a super NSFW entry. There's dildo machines, lesbian orgies, futa statues... even the wine corks look like a golden butt plugs.

If you want a sexy horror experience, then Lust is the game for you. The voice acting and writing are easily better than Agony, although still on the indie side (a couple of minor spelling and grammar mistakes in the text will need to be updated with a patch).

There's also fabulous music to enhance the mood, and the mystery to the story will draw you in like any good thriller or detective movie.

Playing straight through, you'll probably finish the full game in a handful of hours, and other than going back to find side story objects you missed, there's not much for replay value. This is more a one and done story, but its a story that's well worth experiencing first hand, even if it is a little rough around the edges.

You can purchase the game on Steam for $14.99.

Lust for Darkness Promises A Sexy, Horrific Experience Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:35:58 -0400 Kat De Shields

*Before we dive in, this preview and the trailer linked in the header are NSFW. 

In the horror genre, it's not often that you get sex to go along with your jump scares, but Lust for Darkness manages to do just that. Though this game is bound to offend some with delicate sensibilities, Lust for Darkness pairs Lovecraft, cults, and the taboo to create a new type of horror experience.

According to the Kickstarter pagethe game is: 

An FPP psychological horror of seeking satisfaction on the border of two intertwining worlds. An intriguing plot with erotic and occult themes guides the player's character through the Yelverton's victorian mansion and a perverse land inspired with Lovecraft's works and paintings of Zdzisław Beksiński.

One year after Jonathan's wife, Amanda, goes missing, he receives a letter from her inviting him to a secluded mansion. Upon his arrival, it's clear Jonathan is on the cusp of a cult ceremony, and the crowd is counting down the minutes until midnight. 

In playing the alpha, the game lives up to its name. The demo is full of nudity, sex toys, masked debauchery, and glimpses of the off-putting and terrifying. Otherworldly scenes appear in wet purple and black hues only to disappear upon a second glance. Jonathan dips between the world he knows and portals to the perverse underbelly inspired by Lovecraft's works.

The demo ends with the mother of all cliffhangers, and the image of a Cthulhu-like giant looming over the castle is one that lingers in the mind once the screen fades to black. Should the full release mirror the mechanics and mystery displayed in the demo, Lust for Darkness will be a gorgeous and grotesque game that occurs when you pair the erotic with the occult. 

At the time of this writing, Lust for Darkness has achieved more than 400% of its fundraising goal and is on Kickstarter until Saturday, Sept. 30. You can wishlist the game now on Steam